EXECUTIVE

 

President

  1. Julio C. MAGLIONE

    President
    Date of Birth DOB
    14 Nov 1935

    Dr. Julio C. Maglione of Uruguay is FINA President since 2009. He previously was Member of the Bureau from 1984-1988, Vice-President (1988-1992) and then Honorary Treasurer from 1992-2009.

    Maglione was an IOC Member from 1996-2015, and became an Honorary Member in 2015.

    He was President of the South American Swimming Confederation (1976-1978) then Honour President (1984), as well as President of the Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas (1979-1983, 1995-1999). He is the Honorary President of PanAm Sports.

    He is the President of the Uruguayan Olympic Committee since 1987. He formerly also headed the Uruguayan Swimming Federation (1969-1985).

    In Uruguay also, Maglione was President of the National Committee of Physical Education and Sport of Uruguay (Ministry of Sports) (1985-1990; 1995-2000) and Vice-Minister of Public Health (1991-1992).

    For his great achievement in the sport throughout his career, Maglione received the following awards and distinctions: FINA Gold Pin; ANOC Order of Merit (1994); IOC Centennial Trophy (1994); NOC gold insignia; Royal Order of Merit in Sport of the Spanish Minister of Education and Science (1996); Legion of Honour of the French Republic (1998); Order of the Chinese Olympic Committee (1999); Order “Bernardo O’Higgins”, Chile (2000); distinction of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (2001); Honorary Citizen of Montevideo (2007).

    Maglione debuted his career as an elite swimmer. He was the national champion and record holder in the 100m and 200m butterfly and breaststroke (1949-1954). He swam for Uruguay at various international events, such as the Latin American Games and the Pan American Games in Mexico (1955).

    Dr. Julio Maglione was born on November 14, 1935, in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is married with two children and is an odontologist by profession. 

First Vice President

  1. Husain AL MUSALLAM

    First Vice President
    Date of Birth DOB
    19 May 1960

    Captain Husain Al-Musallam of Kuwait is FINA First Vice-President since July 2017, after serving as Vice-President for many years. He initially joined the FINA Bureau in 1996. He received the FINA Gold Pin in recognition to his contribution to swimming at all levels throughout his life.

    Al-Musallam joined the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Executive Board in January 2003 and is the OCA General Director (since 2005).

    Before becoming an important sports administrator, Al-Musallam debuted his career as a swimmer in the national team of Kuwait. He competed in all Pan-Arab, Asian and World Championships from 1974 to 1976.

    Husain Al-Musallam was born on May 19, 1960, in Kuwait. He is married with children and is an airline captain by profession. 

Second Vice President

  1. Sam RAMSAMY

    Second Vice President
    Date of Birth DOB
    27 Jan 1938

    Sam Ramsamy of South Africa is FINA Second Vice-President since July 2017, after serving many years as Vice-President (2004-2017) and Bureau member (1996- 2004).

    Ramsamy was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1995 and served on the IOC Executive Board (2006-2014).

    Ramsamy was president of Swimming South Africa (1991-1996) and the National Olympic Committee of South Africa (1991-2004).

    Besides his active role as a sports administrator, Ramsamy was a member of the Organising Committee for the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. He was awarded the Order of Ikamanga by the South African Government.

    Ramsamy has over 60 years of experience in sport and was an athlete in several sports; athletics, football and swimming.

    Sam Ramsamy was born on January 27, 1938, in Durban, South Africa. Besides his teaching diplomas, he also holds a diploma of the Carnegie College of Physical Education, Leeds and is an Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Leeds Metropolitan, Surrey and Toronto.

Treasurer

  1. Dale NEUBURGER

    Treasurer
    Date of Birth DOB
    28 Nov 1949

    Dale Neuburger of the U.S. is currently serving his fourth term as FINA VicePresident. In 2015, he was elected as a member of the FINA Executive. He is also Chairman of the FINA Development Commission (since 2009), FINA Bureau Liaison to the Technical Swimming Committee (since 2005), and Chairman of the FINA Technical Swimming Commission, serving as Technical Delegate for Swimming in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games and the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

    Neuburger was the President of the Union Americana De Natacion (UANA) since July 2015 (2015-2019). 

    Neuburger is currently a Board member of US Aquatic Sports, USA Swimming, and the USA Swimming Foundation and previously served as President of United States Aquatic Sports, President of USA Swimming, and Chairman of the Board of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

    With 30 years of experience, Neuburger was a Board member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and a member of its Executive Committee, serving as chairman of the National Governing Bodies (NGB) Council.

    Dale Neuburger was born on November 28, 1949, in New York, USA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Princeton University, and holds two Masters degrees from Indiana University in philanthropic studies and in public administration.

Vice President

  1. Paolo BARELLI

    Vice President
    Date of Birth DOB
    7 Jun 1954

    Paolo Barelli of Italy is FINA Vice-President since 2017. He initially joined FINA in July 2009, when he was then named Honorary Secretary (2009-2017).

    Barelli was re-elected Ligue Européenne de Nation (LEN) President for a second term in May 2016, a role he has been serving since 2012.

    An Italian Senator, Paolo Barelli is also President of the Italian Swimming Federation since 2000.

    Barelli is a former swimmer who broke 23 times the Italian record in several distances, including the 100m butterfly and relays. He swam for Italy at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, where he reached the Olympic final with the 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay (7th) and the 4 × 100 m Medley Relay (8th). In 1975 he won the 100m butterfly at the 1975 Mediterranean Games (58.10).

    Paolo Barelli was born on June 7, 1954, in Rome, Italy. He is married with children.

  2. Matthew DUNN

    Vice President
    Date of Birth DOB
    2 Sep 1973

    Matthew Dunn of Australia is a FINA Bureau Member for Oceania since 2012 (and Vice-President since 2019). Prior to this role he was a member of the FINA Athletes Commission, for which he is now the Bureau Liaison.

    Dunn is a Board Member of the Oceania Swimming Association (OSA) and Board Member of Swimming Australia.

    Achievements as a swimmer include having represented Australia in every major swimming event from 1991 to 2000 including three Olympic Games and two FINA World Championships. Results include four World Records, eight World Short Course Gold, six Pan Pac Gold, six Commonwealth Gold and 33 National Titles.

    Dunn was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2009 for his contribution to Swimming.

    Matthew Dunn was born on September 2, 1973, in Sydney, Australia. He is married with three children and has extensive experience in commercial property development having worked for the World’s largest industrial property company and large private developers before focusing on his own developments. He graduated with a Masters of Commerce (Commercial Law and Accounting). 

Member

  1. Tamas GYARFAS

    Member
    Date of Birth DOB
    22 Mar 1949

    Tamas Gyarfas of Hungary was elected to the FINA Bureau in 2009 and is currently member of the Executive. He was successively FINA Vice-President and Executive Member.

    Gyarfas is currently the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) Treasurer.

    Soon after becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs and TV producers in Hungary, Gyarfas was elected President of the Hungarian Swimming Association in (1993-2016) and is, as of today, Vice-President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (second term). More recently, Gyarfas played a crucial role in the organisation of the highly successful 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest, as co-Chairman of the Organising Committee.

    Considered as one of the most promising water polo players of his time Gyarfas joined the Hungarian Junior National Team in his teenage years.

    Tamas Gyarfas was born on March 22, 1949, in Budapest, Hungary. He is married with two children and has a BA degree in History and Literature. 

Interim Executive Director

  1. Marcela SAXLUND

    Interim Executive Director
    Date of Birth DOB
    16 Dec 1971