Hockey India Executive Board at an emergent meeting has naming Manipur’s Gyanendro Ningombam as the officiating president of the apex hockey governing body in the country. The decision was taken following the resignation Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad.
In the Hockey India emergent executive board meeting Mushtaque Ahmad resignation was also accepted. Subsequently senior vice-president Gyanendro Ningombam was named the officiating president.
Prior to taking over the mantle in 2018, Mushtaque Ahmad had served the Hockey India as the secretary general. During his tenure, Hockey India went on to successfully host the prestigious FIH Men’s World Cup in 2018 as well as the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in 2019 where both the men’s and women’s teams qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Ningombam has for several years been associated with Manipur Hockey and has been instrumental in supporting talented players and the development of the sport at the grassroots level.
He also served as the Editor of Meeyam, an evening daily newspaper in Manipur. Ningombam has earlier served Manipur Hockey as its chief executive officer from 2009 to 2014 pursuant to which he was elected as vice-president of Manipur Hockey from 2014 to 2018.