Hanno Pevkur // Candidate, CEV President

Estonian Volleyball Federation President,

CEV Vice-President & FIVB Board Member



Now is a critical time for European volleyball. 


We can continue on the path we have been on, and risk losing ground relative to other sports; or we can act now to protect our future.


Times are changing, and having been a Vice President of CEV for the past four years, it is now my absolute conviction that the CEV needs to modernise and adapt to new standards of transparency, fairness and innovation. To do this, we need a new leadership. 


Only then will the CEV become an attractive partner for governments, sponsors, fans and the media; only then can we grow the commercial strength and popularity of our sport across Europe. 


We can do better. We must act now to look after our future. For European Volleyball, the future is now.


Hanno Pevkur



A New Style of Leadership
A New Commitment to Development
A New Plan for Promotion


Hanno Pevkur (b. 1977) has been a volleyball enthusiast since a young age. A lifelong fan, he played the sport throughout his childhood and continues to do so to this day, as much as time allows! 


On the governing side, Hanno became President of the Estonian Volleyball Federation in 2012, a position he has remained in since. Additionally, he currently serves as CEV Vice-President for Development, also sitting on the FIVB Board.


Away from volleyball, Hanno has led a successful career as a politician in Estonia, previously serving in City Government and advisory roles, before becoming a MP in 2007. When in parliament, he as quickly promoted to serve as the Minister for Social Affairs (2009-12), Minister of Justice (2012-14) and Minister of the Interior (2014-16). With such positions, Hanno frequently represented Estonia at the European Union and has developed support across the continent for his candidature.


Hanno Pevkur is married and has two children – a son and a daughter.


08. June 2020

Official Statement - Combating Racism and Discrimination

Recent events in the United States, and across the world, have shed a new, needed light on the ongoing discrimination of black people. In my experience working in politics, I have seen that so much of discrimination...

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13. May 2020

Important questions that must be answered

The news in SportBusiness last week about the request from ACPV for more information about the CEV’s agreement with Infront was, perhaps, somewhat inevitable. As I stated at the time, the agreement...

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28. April 2020

Pevkur promises a 'Digital Spike' for European Volleyball

Hanno Pevkur today announced measures he would take as President of the European Volleyball Confederation to provide a digital boost to the organisation, helping it to become more attractive to those....

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