Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) President, Dr. Raffaele Chiulli has added another title to his burgeoning collection.
Yesterday he was elected as President of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) at their General Assembly, he has served as their Vice-President since 2015 and Senior Vice-President since 2016.
Chiulli who was elected as UIM President in 2007 has also served as the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) President since 2013.
His term as President begins immediately and he will serve a two-year mandate, as outlined in the GAISF statutes.
Ahead of the election, Dr Chiulli laid out his work programme for the future of GAISF.
His plans include supporting International Federations in their promotion of youth development programmes and social responsibility initiatives, as well as strengthening the role of GAISF as a services-based organisation.
In his programme Dr. Chiulli said that he wanted to ensure GAISF was a forward thinking organisation with a focus on good governance:
Whilst I am loyal to the traditions, values and principles of GAISF, I also believe that we must be a modern and forward-thinking organisation.
I believe GAISF can and should be a driving force in supporting International Federations to achieve their goals.
Dr Chiulli was due to stand for election at the 2020 General Assembly, however, following the passing of Patrick Baumann in 2018, GAISF Members accepted the Council’s proposal to bring forward the presidential rotation by a year.
President Chiulli’s term is therefore due to end at the General Assembly in 2021.
I am proud to have been elected as President of GAISF.
It is a great privilege and honour to serve GAISF’s 125 Members, Associate Members and observers, and to represent, promote and protect their common interests.
Our actions should reflect this mission with integrity and transparency, and I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing what we can do together.