Badminton player Yuhan Tan has been appointed as the chairman of the Belgian Olympic and Sport Committee's (COIB) Athletes' Commission for the next four years.
The 30-year-old has been approved by the COIB Executive Board following a meeting held in Brussels.
He succeeds table tennis player Jean-Michel Saive, who unsuccessfully challenged Thomas Weikert for the International Table Tennis Federation Presidency in May.
Tan is a left-handed badminton player, and a nine-time Belgian champion in men's singles.
This makes him the most successful men's singles athlete in Belgian history.
He was fifth at the Baku 2015 European Games and chaired the Badminton World Federation's Athletes' Commission before his term expired this year.
The Commission includes 13 athletes, with six women among the ranks.
They are hockey's Jill Boon and Maxime Luycx, shooter Lionel Cox, cyclist Jolien D'Hoore, wheelchair tennis player Joachim Gérard, weightlifer Tom Goegebuer, judokas Ise Heylen and Dirk Van Tichelt, skier Karen Persyn, sailor Evi Van Acker, decathlete Hans Van Alphen, fencer Seppe Van Holsbecke and bobsleigh's Elfje Willemsen.
Tan is now expected to attend the European Olympic Committees' Athletes' Forum and General Assembly.
This will take place in Monaco between October 18 and 20.