Denmark's Poul-Erik Hoyer has officially resigned as president of Badminton Europe following his election as president of the Badminton World Federation, the sport's global governing body, last month.
Joao Matos from Portugal, vice-president of Badminton Europe, will take over the president's duties on an interim basis until the next annual delegates meeting in April 2014.
Hoyer, who had been head of Badminton Europe since August 2010, replaced South Korea's Kang Young Joong as BWF president in May after beating his only opponent, Justian Suhandinata of Indonesia, by 145 votes to 120.
It was envisaged that Hoyer would step down as Badminton Europe if he won the BWF election.
The 47-year-old, a gold medallist in the men’s singles at the 1996 Olympics, will serve a four-year term as BWF president.