Who is Elena Norman as Hockey India CEO resigns, biography, age, career and nationality

Who is Elena Norman as Hockey India CEO resigns, biography, age, career and nationality

Here is all you need to know about Elena Norman along with her biography and age as the former Hockey India CEO resigns from the post after 13 years 

Elena Norman, the CEO of Hockey India, announced her decision to leave the position on February 27 after staying with the side for 13 long years.

Who is Elena Norman as Hockey India CEO resigns from post, biography, age, career and nationality

Norman’s resignation was accepted by Hockey India president and former captain of India Dilip Tirkey, who conveyed his appreciation to her and acknowledged her work and remarkable contribution.

Norman’s departure follows that of Janneke Schopman, the women’s team coach, who left her position amicably a few days earlier, citing unfair treatment from HI shareholders. During her time as the Indian team’s coach, Schopman claimed in an interview that Norman supported her.

PTI was informed by a trustworthy source that the individual was dissatisfied with both the work atmosphere and the non-payment of her dues. In Hockey India’s official statement, the reason for Norman’s departure was not specified.


Who is Elena Norman?

Elena Norman from Australia, is a former CEO of Hockey India who resigned from the charge after 13 long years. She played a vital role in elevating women’s hockey and guaranteeing parity in resources and acknowledgement.

She was born on 25 December but her year of birth and age isn’t known.


During the majority of her tenure with HI, she worked under former International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narendra Batra, who was the national body’s president.

Her contribution was crucial to the women’s team’s 2016 Olympic qualification; the first in 36 years; and their 2019 qualification; due to the Bhubaneswar Qualifiers for a second consecutive edition. She led the charge on programmes to improve coaching quality and provide assistance for hockey in the country.

She was in charge of organising and supervising the hosting of several important hockey events, including the FIH Champions Trophy, the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018 and 2023, the FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2016 and 2021, the FIH Hockey Pro League home games, the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in 2019 and 2024, and more.


The teams achieved their career-best international rankings and historic triumphs at the Tokyo Olympics under her leadership in Hockey India. India’s 41-year quest for an Olympic medal came to an end with a bronze medal in Japan. The women, meanwhile, completed a historic fourth.