FINA Bureau 2013 - 2017

The Bureau consists of 22 members elected by the General Congress, without vote, including the President, five Vice Presidents (one per continent), the Honorary Secretary, the Honorary Treasurer and 16 additional members. All are from different countries or “Sport Countries”. 16 members are chosen on the basis of geographical representation (3 from Africa, 4 from America, 4 from Asia, 4 from Europe and 1 from Oceania) and the remaining 7 from the world at large. Also member of the Bureau but without vote are the Honorary Life President, the Immediate Past President, the Immediate Past Honorary Secretary and the Immediate Past Honorary Treasurer for a term of 4 years.

The Bureau is responsible for discussing and making decisions on all matters assigned by them by the General and Technical Congresses. Moreover and among other things, Bureau members interpret and enforce the Rule of FINA, they submit proposals to the Congress, they attribute FINA awards, they determine the dates and locations of World Championships and other FINA events, they organise and control all competitions for FINA’s five aquatic disciplines at the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, World Championships and other FINA competitions, they instruct FINA Committees and manage their activities, etc.

At its first meeting, the Bureau forms an Executive Committee including the President, the Honorary Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer. The Executive’s role is to decide upon matters relating to the FINA Rules and Regulations or referred to it by the Bureau. It is also responsible for the supervision of the FINA permanent office located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1 Dr. Julio C. MAGLIONE President
2 Paolo BARELLI Honorary Secretary
3 Pipat PANIANGVAIT Honorary Treasurer
4 Sam RAMSAMY Vice President
5 Dale NEUBURGER Vice President
6 Husain AL MUSALLAM Vice President
7 Tamas GYARFAS Vice President
8 Dennis MILLER Vice President
10 Fernando CARPENA Member
11 Errol CLARKE Member
12 Dimitris DIATHESOPOULOS Member
13 Dr Mohamed DIOP Member
14 Matthew DUNN Member
15 Ben EKUMBO Member
16 Andrey KRYUKOV Member
17 Eugenio MARTINEZ Member
18 Jesus MENA CAMPOS Member
19 Dr. Margo MOUNTJOY Member
20 Coaracy NUNES FILHO Member
21 Vladimir SALNIKOV Member
22 Kazuo SANO Member
23 Erik van HEIJNINGEN Member
24 Qiuping ZHANG Member
25 Mustapha LARFAOUI Honorary Life President
26 Gennady ALESHIN Honorary Member
27 Rafael BLANCO Honorary Member
28 Bartolo CONSOLO Honorary Member
29 Eldon C. GODFREY, C.A. Honorary Member
30 Nory KRUCHTEN Honorary Member
31 Francis LUYCE Honorary Member
32 Guillermo MARTINEZ Honorary Member
33 Chief Olatokunbo THOMAS Honorary Member
34 Gunnar WERNER Honorary Member
35 Cornel MARCULESCU Executive Director