AIBA appoints Committees’ Chairpersons

March 3rd, 2021 / IBA

The Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons of the seven established AIBA Committees were appointed by the AIBA Board of Directors this week.

Every National Federation could sent their candidates to be a part of the Committee based on the criteria mentioned in the Regulations with the deadline of February 1st.

‘Today we completed the formation of the AIBA Committees which were established to ensure good governance. This is one more important step in our reform program. I am sure that our Chairpersons will show their best in their area of expertise and together we will go forward to improve the situation and to raise AIBA at the new level,’ AIBA President Mr. Umar Kremlev said.

Competitions Committee 

The Chair, Mr. Michael Müller (Germany) has been a Secretary General of the German Boxing Association since 2010 to the present. Since 2010, Mr. Müller in his function as the Sports Director of the German Boxing Association has been responsible for supervising all the high-performance sport processes. He was CEO of the Local Organization Committee of the 2017 AIBA Men’s World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.

The Vice-Chair, Mrs. Zsuzsanna Tóth (Hungary) has been a Secretary General of the Hungarian Boxing Association since 2020. She was a Director of International Relations of Hungarian Boxing Association Position from 2014 to 2020.

R&J Committee 

The Chair, Mr. Christopher Mark Roberts (Scotland) is a former AIBA 3-Star Referee and Judge, GB Boxing Supervisor, Evaluator and Instructor, Competition Manager. His areas of expertise are global sports events management, leading multi-skilled teams, managing and delivering respective KPIs. Recently retired having served 30 years as a Commissioned Officer within the British Army, he is the current CEO of Boxing Scotland and a Director on the GB Boxing Board of Directors.

The Vice-Chair, Ms. Séverine Michele Gosselin (France) has been a national R&J from 2000 to 2007, EABA R&J from 2008 to 2012. She is a member of the national Women boxing commission. In 2013, Ms/ Gosselin was a member of the AIBA Women’s commission. 

Coaches Committee 

The Chair, Ervin Kade (Estonia) is an expert in Sports Training and Education, he has had experience in working at the AIBA Coaches Commission since 2013. He is also the head of the AIBA Coaches Task Group since 2020. He has been AIBA Coaches Instructor since 2013, Head Coach at Estonian Boxing Association 2008 – 2016, Head Coach at Finnish Boxing Association in 2005-2007.

The Vice-Chair, William Thomas Walsh (USA) is a proven high-performance professional who has delivered medal success at European, World and Olympic levels: London Olympic Games 2012 – 1 gold, 2 silver medals, Beijing Olympic Games 2008 – 1 silver, 2 bronze medals, 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships – 1 gold medal.

Champions and Veterans Committee 

The Chair, Mrs. Mary Kom (India) won six gold, silver and bronze medals at eight AIBA World Boxing Championships from 2001 to 2019, competed at the London Olympic Games 2012 and won a bronze medal, became the first Indian female athlete to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games (2018) and the Asian Games (in 2014).

The Vice-Chair, Mr. Michael Philip Carruth (Ireland) won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games 1992 and a bronze medal at the Men’s 1989 World Boxing Championships in Moscow. He has 12 National Titles (4 as an elite boxer). Mr. Carruth has been IABA Development Supervisor since 2010, Head Coach of Drimnagh Boxing Club.

Women’s Committee 

The Chair, Mrs. Amanda Jane Coulson (England) is a European and World Championships athlete with more than 20 years of experience in the elite international sport as an athlete, administrator and innovator. Worked as a team leader/head coach at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 with a team of 4 boxers and has been Full-Time Development Coach at England Boxing since 2015 and Sessional Performance Coach at GB Boxing since 2013.

The Vice-Chair, Mrs. Susanne Karrlander (Sweden) is a Vice-President of the Swedish Boxing Federation, EC member of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) and Chairperson of the EUBC Women’s Commission. She is also AIBA Technical Delegate and ITO instructor.

Medical & Anti-Doping Committee 

The Chair, Dr. Ioannis Filippatos (Monaco) is a Board Member and Olympic Team Doctor at Monaco Association of Sport, AIBA Ringside Doctor since 2013, Chairman of EUBC Medical Commission since 2016, AIBA Medical Courses Instructor since 2014. He won the EUBC award “Doctor of the Year” in 2018. Dr. Filippatos worked as Doctor and Head Doctor at many international tournaments, including the Olympic Games.

The Vice-Chair, Dr. Barbarito Gutierrez Cabrera (Cuba) is a doctor at the Cuban Boxing Federation since 1985, AIBA ITO and Ringside Doctor. He has been Chairman of AMBC Medical Commission since 2015, worked as a Doctor at 17 World Championships, 5 Olympic Games and 6 Pan American Games.

Marketing Committee

The Chair, Mr. Cezary Jedliński (Poland) has been Secretary General of the Polish Boxing Association since September 2019, Marketing Project Manager at Zjednoczone Przedsiębiorstwa Rozrywkowe S.A. from 2017 to 2019. His areas of expertise are marketing communications, events organization and public relations.

The Vice-Chair, Mr. Dian Gomes (Sri Lanka) is Non-Executive Director at Nestle Lanka PLC since 2017. Mr. Gomes has been a President of Sri Lanka Boxing Association from 2001 to 2007 and from 2017 to date, AIBA Board of Directors Member from 2020 to date, ASBC Executive Committee Member.