Board members

Aida is an organization of freedivers comprised of an international assembly who vote by the democratic process. Each national member has one vote. The assembly elects an executive board to manage the daily business of Aida. The executive Board consists of the following positions; president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, sports officer technical officer and education officer. The non-executive (non-voting) positions are ; IT officer, communication/media officer, medical/ science officer, legal officer, and judges officer. The majority of the work accomplished by Aida is done so by committee volunteers as well as Aida officers. The committees include; disciplinary committee, education committee, and technical committee. All members are encouraged to volunteer to participate as a committee member.

PRESIDENT

Alexandru Russu

Citizensip: Romania

president@aidainternational.org

VICE PRESIDENT

Kimmo Lahtinen

Citizensip: Finland

vicepresident@aidainternational.org

SECRETARY

Philippe Péan

Citizensip: France

secretary@aidainternational.org

TREASURER

Sasa Jeremic

Citizensip: Cyprus

treasurer@aidainternational.org

SPORT OFFICER

Uros Kojic

Citizensip: Serbia

sportofficer@aidainternational.org

TECHNICAL OFFICER

Pim Vermeulen

Citizensip: Netherlands

technicalofficer@aidainternational.org

EDUCATION OFFICER

Sun Choi

Citizensip: Republic of Korea

education@aidainternational.org

MEDICAL AND SCIENCE OFFICER

Oleg Melikhov

Citizensip: Russian Federation

science@aidainternational.org

IT OFFICER

Ursu-Vlagea Alexandru

Citizensip: Romania

it@aidainternational.org

JUDGE RESPONSIBLE

Olga Sidorova

Citizensip: Russian Federation

judge@aidainternational.org

MEDIA & PR OFFICER

Konstantinos Madouros

Citizensip: Greece

media@aidainternational.org

LEGAL OFFICER

Sridar Paramalingam

Citizensip: Switzerland

legal@aidainternational.org

AIDA COMMITTEES

Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee passejudgments in first instance for the conflictual cases received from the AIDA community 

MEMBER

Grant W Graves

Citizensip: United States

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Claude Chapuis

Citizensip: France

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Bongjae Kim

Citizensip: Republic of Korea

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Juan M Valdivia

Citizensip: Peru

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Roberta Cenedese

Citizensip: Canada

dc@aidainternational.org

Education Committee

The Education Committee makes recommendations concerning all educational matters and undertakes the functions and projects received from the Board or Assembly (maintains and updates all course materials, requirements, forms and other documents relating to AIDA educational courses) 

EDUCATION OFFICER

Sun Choi

Citizensip: Republic of Korea

education@aidainternational.org

ADMIN

Maja Wisniewska

Citizensip: Poland

education@aidainternational.org

ADMIN

Hiroshi Ryu

Citizensip: Taiwan

education@aidainternational.org

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee gathers the community feedback and proposes updates for the competition regulations 

TECHNICAL OFFICER

Pim Vermeulen

Citizensip: Netherlands

technicalofficer@aidainternational.org

Medical and Science Committee

The Medical & Science Committee undertakes special projects as are requested by the Executive Board and Assembly, and proposes potential projects for consideration and approval.

 

MEDICAL OFFICER

Oleg Melikhov

Citizensip: Russian Federation

science@aidainternatioinal.org

MEDICAL OFFICER

Irina Zelenkova

Citizensip: Russian Federation

science@aidainternatioinal.org

MEDICAL OFFICER

Fred Lemaitre

Citizensip: France

science@aidainternatioinal.org

Safety committee

The Safety Committee has the role to implement the AIDA strategy and advise the Board on Safety related subjects

ASSEMBLY