Belgium's Gregory Verpoorten has been elected as the new president of Badminton Europe, the sport's continental governing body, to replace Poul-Erik Hoyer of Denmark.
Hoyer officially resigned last May following his election as president of the Badminton World Federation.
Joao Matos from Portugal, vice-president of Badminton Europe, had been acting president until the election at the annual delegates’ meeting in Dublin on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Turkey's Murat Özmekik was elected as a new vice-president of Badminton Europe, replacing Italy's Alberto Miglietta, who did not seek another term in office.
Matos and Andrey Antropov from Russia remain as the other two vice-presidents.
Hoyer, who had been head of Badminton Europe since August 2010, replaced South Korea's Kang Young Joong as BWF president in May 2013 after beating his only opponent, Justian Suhandinata of Indonesia, by 145 votes to 120 in an election.
Hoyer, a gold medallist in the men’s singles at the 1996 Olympics, was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee in February.