Thomas Weikert is President of International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) since September 2014. He is a Lawyer (specializing in family and sports law) with his own lawfirm in Limburg, near Frankfurt am Main. Additionally, he has been chairman of the Supporting Body of the DOSB’s Coaches’ Academy in Cologne. In May 2017 before the election as ITTF President at the AGM, the DOSB submitted him the “Badge of Honour“. In 2018 he received the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz).