Chakir Chelbat has been appointed as chairman of World Taekwondo's new Para Taekwondo Committee.
The Swede has been selected by World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue with the new body supporting the Para Taekwondo Governing Board, Para Taekwondo Technical Committee and Para Taekwondo Referee Committee.
It is a key appointment as taekwondo works towards its debut at the Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020 next year, where it will join the sports progamme alongside badminton.
Chelbat, who has previously chaired the Technical Committee, is due to serve a two-year term.
"Dr. Choue expressed his trust towards Mr. Chelbat's experience and competency in developing taekwondo worldwide and elevating World Taekwondo's standing as a well-governed and socially responsible federation of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement," a World Taekwondo Europe statement said.
In April last year, Chelbat was appointed technical delegate for taekwondo at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
He has also served as chairman of the World Taewkondo Technical and Referee Committee.
At the Beijing 2008 Olympics he was kicked in the face by Ángel Matos after disqualifying the Cuban from his bronze medal match against Arman Sjilmanov from Kazakhstan.
Chelbat suffered a broken lip and was taken to hospital where he received four stitches, while Matos was banned for life.