FAI Head Office

The FAI Head Office is responsible for the day to day operations of FAI. The administrative staff is headed by the Secretary General, and the Head Office is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the following address :

Maison du Sport International
Av. de Rhodanie 54
CH-1007 - Lausanne

Telephone : +41 21 345 1070
Fax : +41 21 345 1077

Those of you who wish to communicate with the FAI Head Office via e-mail are invited to use our contact form.


FAI Head Office Staffing



Susanne Schödel - Secretary General

  • General Management of the FAI
  • Non-voting member of the Executive Board
  • Operation of FAI Head Office
  • Contractual agreements and legal coordination
  • Contacts with external associations and authorities
  • Human Resources
  • FAI Business Plan
  • Partnership and Sponsorship


Finance and Legal / Office Management


Cosette Mast - Office and Accounting Manager

  • Accounting
  • Financial Records
  • Point of contact for suppliers
  • Human Resources


Sports & Events


Markus Haggeney - Sports & Events Director

  • Coordination of the Sports Department
  • Sports strategy and development
  • Advice to FAI Air Sport Commissions
  • Event planning organisation and management
  • Multi-Sports Events, including FAI World Air Games, World Games, Asian Games

Christine Rousson - Competitions Manager, Record Officer

Annick Hauser - Assistant Sports Manager

  • Assistance to Sports Director
  • First point of contact for all Sports matters
  • Support and advice to FAI Air Sport Commissions (ASCs)
  • Coordination with Event Organisers
  • Coordination of Commission meetings and documents
  • Support for Multi-sports Events





Tony Webb - Marketing Consultant


Members and Services


Ségolène Rouillon - Members and Services Manager, Anti-Doping Manager




Faustine Carrera - Communication Manager

  • Communications Strategy
  • FAI Branding / Logos
  • E-shop
  • Media and Public Relations (press releases, social networks, publications, media, etc)
  • TV Production and Distribution
  • Website




Visa-Matti Leinikki - IT Manager

  • Management of IT infrastructure / software
  • IT Development and maintenance
  • Assistance to the FAI Sports Manager
  • World Records



Milena Schoetzer - Team Assistant

FAI Executive Board

The Executive Board is the executive body of the FAI, implementing the policies and decisions of the General Conference and exercising those powers of the General Conference that are delegated to it by that body.

The Executive Board, chaired by the FAI President, is jointly responsible to the General Conference for all decisions made and actions taken between General Conferences.


Mr. Frits Brink

Executive Directors

Mr. Alvaro de ORLEANS BORBÓN (Deputy to President)
Mrs. Mary Anne STEVENS
Mr. Jean-Claude WEBER

Secretary General

Mrs. Susanne SCHÖDEL (non voting member)

FAI Commissions

FAI Air Sports Commissions


How to set a Record

FAI Vice-Presidents

Australia Vice-President Mike Close
Austria Vice-President Michael Feinig
Belgium Vice-President Jo van De Woestyne
Canada Vice-President Mary Anne Stevens
Chinese Taipei Vice-President Elsa L.C. Mai
Czech Rep. Vice-President Vladimir Machula
Denmark Vice-President Hjalmar Nielsen
Egypt Vice-President Samir Abd Raouf Labib
FAI Vice-President Antonis Papadopoulos
FAI Vice-President Eric Mozer
Finland Vice-President Petteri Tarma
France Vice-President Bruno Delor
Greece Vice-President Christos Malamas
Hong Kong, China Vice-President Andy Chau
Hungary Vice-President Laszlo Meszaros
India Vice-President Atul Dev
Ireland Vice-President Tom McCormack
Italy Vice-President Giuseppe Leoni
Japan Vice-President Hiroyasu Hagio
Korea Vice-President Youngduck Lee
Luxemburg Vice-President Claude Eschette
Mexico Vice-President José Peña Buenrostro
n/a Vice-President Alfons Hubmann
n/a Vice-President Wolfgang Lintl
n/a Vice-President Rainer Hoenle
n/a Vice-President Mark Sullivan
n/a Vice-President Rodney Blois
n/a Vice-President Jacques Berlo
n/a Vice-President Nicholas Harold Buckenham
n/a Vice-President Anu Ojha
n/a Vice-President Stéphane Malbos
Netherlands Vice-President Ronald Schnitker
New Zealand Vice-President Elizabeth King
Norway Vice-President Rolf Liland
Russia Vice-President Vladimir Ivanov
Spain Vice-President Pedro Cabañero Marimón
Sweden Vice-President Bengt Lindgren
Switzerland Vice-President Yves Joel Burkhardt
Thailand Vice-President Veerayuth Didyasarin
Turkey Vice-President Kürşat Atilgan
United Kingdom Vice-President Robert Hughes