Michel Vion, a former French ski champion, was appointed on June 22 by the newly elected Council of the International Ski Federation (FIS) as its new secretary general. He has served since June 2010 as the president of the French Ski Federation, a post that he is now leaving along with his seat on the FIS Council. The move follows the election on June 4 of Johan Eliasch as the new president of FIS. Vion, who also worked as director of racing for Dynastar and for the other brands of the Rossignol Group between 2001 to 2009, is taking the place of a former British ski champion, Sarah Lewis, who stepped down as general secretary of the governing body in October, after working for it for 20 years. Lewis was reported to have been one of the four candidates for FIS’ presidency along with Eliasch, who was finally elected on June 4. As previously reported, he has decided to leave as CEO of Head, a company that he continues to control.