Board members

AIDA is an organization of freedivers comprised of an international assembly who votes by the democratic process. Each national member has one vote. The assembly elects an executive Board to manage the daily business of the organization. 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 the Board with support from committee volunteers. The list of committees variated depending of the needs of the Board and today it includes: the Disciplinary committee, the Education committee, the Technical committee, the Medical committee, the Safety committee and the Jury control committee. All members are encouraged to volunteer to participate as a committee member.

PRESIDENT

Alexandru Russu

Citizensip: Romania

president@aidainternational.org

VICE-PRESIDENT

Yulia Marievich

Citizensip: Latvia

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

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

Claude Chapuis

Citizensip: France

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Jurij Nesvat

Citizensip: Lithuania

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Juan M Valdivia

Citizensip: Peru

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Roberta Cenedese

Citizensip: Canada

dc@aidainternational.org

MEMBER

Walter Chivescu

Citizensip: Romania

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

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Marc Guerrin

Citizensip: France

education@aidainternational.org

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Jan Bareš

Citizensip: Czech Republic

education@aidainternational.org

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is transitioning towards the coordination of all AIDA rules and regulations to ensure alignment and consistancy across the AIDA system.

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Guillaume Latzko-Toth

Citizensip: Canada

tc@aidainternational.org

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lisa Borg

Citizensip: Australia

tc@aidainternational.org

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Christian Foetinger

Citizensip: Austria

tc@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

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Juan M Valdivia

Citizensip: Peru

science@aidainternational.org

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Jeroen Van Haudt

Citizensip: Belgium

science@aidainternational.org

Safety committee

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

AIDA SAFETY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Marco Cosentino

Citizensip: Italy

safety@aidainternational.org

AIDA SAFETY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Harry Chamas

Citizensip: United Kingdom

safety@aidainternational.org

AIDA SAFETY COMMITTEE MEMBER

Christopher Mckay

Citizensip: Australia

safety@aidainternational.org

Jury Control Committee

The purpose of the committee is to ensure the Quality Control of judge decisions during the official AIDA events.  Tasks: 
1) check the Jury decisions systematically for the most important events of the year and for all received complaints; do random checks of official camera for the rest of AIDA events; 
2) based on the mistakes found, provide content for the continous education of AIDA judges and notify the Technical Committee to address the issues in the AIDA rules;
3) notify the Juries on the mistakes found, keep track of all incidents and propose judge penalties to enforce the consistent application of the AIDA competition rules. 

JR

Olga Sidorova

Citizensip: Russian Federation

jcc@aidainternational.org

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Ekaterina Romanova

Citizensip: Russian Federation

jcc@aidainternational.org

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Radoslaw Gaca

Citizensip: Poland

jcc@aidainternational.org

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Anne-Louise Fortin

Citizensip: Canada

jcc@aidainternational.org

ASSEMBLY