- Born 1956, lives in Merano and is a self-employed engineer and entrepreneur.
- Since 1997 he has been the “first chairman” of the Merano section, Before that, he was a regional representative in the South Tyrol’s management team for several years and has been Vice President of the AVS since 2018.
- Since 2018 he heads the training committee in the state/regional management team, he is open to sport climbing, youth, nature conservation and culture.
- Long-time hut supervisor of the club's own Meraner hut and the state-owned Lodnerhütte.
Elmar Knoll is an active mountaineer and passionate ski mountaineer.