Anton Siekel has been elected to replace František Chmelár as President of the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOC) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Bratislava.
Siekel earned a comprehensive victory over his three challengers - Branislav Delej, Marian Majzlík and Milan Jagnešák - as he received the required majority in the first round.
The honorary head of the Slovakian Judo Union secured 88 of the 109 votes to succeed the departing Chmelár.
Delej, a member of the SOC Executive Committee and the chairman of the Slovak Society of Sports Medicine, received nine votes, while Slovak Association of School Sports President Majzlík received six.
Jagnešák, a two-time Winter Olympian in bobsleigh, was given five and there was one invalid vote cast, according to the SOC.
The General Assembly in the Slovak capital was attended by International Olympic Committee member Danka Bartekova, who won a bronze medal in shooting at London 2012 and sits on the Athletes’ Commission.
"Let me thank you for the trust you have put in me," Siekel said.
"I will do whatever is in my power to engage in a constructive dialogue and find answers to all the questions.
"I would like here to thank President Chmelař for everything he has done for Slovak Olympic Committee and Slovak sport.
"I see a lot of interest around the sports movement for co-operation.
"It has been preceded by a great deal of debate and the search for common solutions and it is, for me a strong commitment.
"It is a pleasure to work with people which combine their knowledge and it is very promising to us to know we can discuss difficult issues."
Slovak Athletic Federation President Peter Korčok and Zdenko Kriz, the head of the Slovak Table Tennis Association, were elected as members of the Executive Committee in the opening round of voting.
They were then joined by Monika Šišková, secretary general of the Slovak Gymnastics Federation, Slovak Union of Karate head Daniel Fox and Jozef Jurášek, President of the Slovak Triathlon Federation.
All five were selected as representatives of Olympic Sports Federations on the ruling Executive Committee, with the other places going to Bartekova, Robert Petriska, Marian Vanderka and Lubor Halanda.