India's Vivek Kohli unseated incumbent Alan Ransome of England to become chairman of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF) during elections held in Bhubaneswar.
Kohli, the co-chairman of sporting goods company Stag International, beat Ransome by 22 votes to six.
M.P. Singh was elected secretary general of the CTTF, meaning the top two positions at the organisation are occupied by Indian officials.
Kohli vowed to expand the CTTF's portfolio of events, including the potential to organise the Commonwealth Youth Table Tennis Championships together with the Veterans and Cadet Championships.
"We can request those nations that host International Table Tennis Federation World Tour events to extend the programme by another two days so that the Commonwealth tournaments can be clubbed with them," he said.
"It can drastically cut down the air travel costs of players and would allow more players from the Commonwealth participating in them."
The elections took place during the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack.
In the women's singles, three-times Commonwealth Games medallist Ho Tin-Tin of England reached the semi-finals with victory in her opening two matches.
The 20-year-old beat Wong Xin Ru of Singapore 11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8 before overcoming Archana Kamath of India 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-6.
She will face Ayhika Mukherjee for a place in the final after the Indian player defeated compatriot Mousoumi Paul 11-4, 11-8, 7-11, 12-14, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9.
The other semi-final will be an all-Indian affair between Sreeja Akula and Madhurika Patkar.