The duties and responisbilities of the executive committee are to supervise the day to day business of the association as conducted by the Executive Office (Executive Secretary / General Manager)

The Excutive committee implements decisions and policy guidance of the General Assembly and working parties.

 

The current members of the Executive Committee are:

 

mircobabini   President

  Mirco Babini
(ITA)

Term: Until GA 2021

 

Mirco has been a windsurfer of the early days, including winning several italian championships, competing on the international pro circuit and campaigning in the Olympic windsurfing class.

He has been involved with kiteboarding from the very beginning, as marketing and sales specialist for various brands, competitor and later event organiser.

Mirco has professional experience in professional sailing including the Italian Americas Cup Challenger "Luna Rossa" and is always looking for future opportunities for the sport. He has been also involved in the development of the World Sailing "Learn to Kiteboard" syllabus and is leading the IKA since 2014.

spyros   Vice President Formula Kite  

Spyros Krotsis
(GRE)

Term: Until FK Worlds 2021

  Founding member and the President of the Hellenic Kiteboarding Association. Spyros is actively involved in event organization and management for over 2 decades. Currently focusing in green event and sustainability management. Holds an MSc in Environmental Protection & Waste Management, BMath & BEng.

Spyros is kiteboarding since 2000 and has been involved with international events since the early stages of kiteboarding.
    Vice President KiteFoil  

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    Vice President TwinTip:Racing  

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marcelo   Vice President Training and Development  

Marcelo Gervini

Term: Until GA 2021

 

Marcelo grew up close to the water doing water sports like sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing as soon as it arrived around early 2000´s.

He sas worked on most windy and busy places like Fuerteventura, Sotavento, Paros, Naxos, Cumbuco, Jericoacoara, Barra Grande and many others. From the beginning he feels the necessity of more information and better risk management in the sport.

In 2006 he create the South Brazilian Kite Federation and developed standards in his state for kiters, instructors and schools.

From 2014 he was in charge as Technical Director of the Brazilian Kitesurf Association, developing the first certification for Instructors and schools in Brasil recognised by the Brazilian Sailing Confederation. Competition wise, he was South Brazilian Champion Overall 2019 and has a long history competing from 2003 until today.

gizzeria profile   Secretary General
  Markus Schwendtner
(GER)

Term: Until GA 2020

 

Markus was one of the founding members of the IKA in 2006 and has been responsible for the day to day business of the association since then.

He has a professional career as IT and business consultant before focussing on sports management.

Markus is World Sailing International Race Officer, International Judge, International Technical Delegate and has recently be appointed as Chairman of the World Sailing Classes Committee which he represents in the World Sailing Council.

As the IKA's competition manager he is dedicated to bring the best possible conditions on and off the water to the riders and to highlight their skills in media world wide.

denis   Athlete's Representative   Denis Taradin
(RUS)

Term: Until FK Worlds 2021
 

Denis is an active professional kite-foiler. He joined the Formula Kite class in 2013 and has been one of the leading riders since 2017.

Alongside kitesurfing competition and training, Denis is also a full-time student at Pepperdine University, located in Malibu, California.

In 2019 Denis Taradin became 1st rider representative with the intention to elevate the racing by increasing the impact of the rider's opinion on the change in rules and regulations.

brunodewannamaeker   Chief Measurer  

Bruno de Wannemaeker

Term: Until change in Technical Committee

  Bruno, also former president of the International Funboard Class, was one of the founding fathers of IKA.

He was initially adopted, representing Belgium, for his Race Management and Rules Skills.

Bruno is one of the few IRO, IJ and IM in this world and has been working close with IYRU, later ISAF and now World Sailing for decades. His experience and contacts in windsurfing can now also be used to develop further the Kitesurfing disciplines.