The FAI Govt Board has named Markus Haggeney as the brand new Secretary Basic of FAI, the World Air Sports activities Federation, with quick impact. Mr Haggeney, who had been appointed FAI Performing Secretary Basic in December final 12 months, formally accepted the brand new place.
In his function as FAI Sports activities & Occasions Director, which he assumed in 2014, he efficiently and repeatedly drove air sports activities ahead. He additionally strove to domesticate ties with all of the Federation stakeholders, whereas constructing new bridges with the sports activities world and past.
Markus Haggeney stated: “I’m delighted to be given the chance to take up this new problem. With the FAI Workplace, and in collaboration with all of the FAI neighborhood, the target is now to make sure that FAI will get stronger and stronger as an organisation. Stabilisation and consolidation are the important thing phrases for the instances forward.”
FAI President Bob Henderson stated: “I’m more than happy that Markus has accepted the place of Secretary Basic and I imagine that it is a good choice for the way forward for the FAI.”
A 60-year-old German, Markus Haggeney’s dedication to sport dates again to his childhood and led him to a lifelong dedication to air sports activities.
After competing internationally in a number of ballooning championships, he determined to step by way of the trying glass and have become the occasion organiser, official and contest director of quite a few competitions and occasions. Keen to take an much more energetic function within the sports activities neighborhood and to take part within the rule-making and organisation of the game, he represented Germany in ballooning for 15 years, earlier than becoming a member of the FAI Workplace in Lausanne in 2014.
A seasoned pilot and official, Markus has additionally developed in depth company actions inside and away from the air sports activities world, which supplies him the perception into the enterprise world that’s important for Worldwide Federations these days. He’s presently coaching to grow to be a paragliding pilot.
FAI, the World Air Sports activities Federation, is the world governing physique for air sports activities and for certifying world aviation and area information. The FAI was based in 1905 and is a non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation recognised by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC).
FAI actions embody Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Airships, Newbie-Constructed and Experimental Plane, Ballooning, Drones, Gliding, Grasp Gliding, Helicopters, Manpowered Flying, Microlights, Paragliding, Paramotors, Energy Flying, Skydiving and all different Aeronautic actions and House information.