FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan Set to Step Down

September 6, 2013

The World Air Sports Federation (FAI) has announced that Jean-Marc Badan will step down as FAI Secretary General, order from 30 November 2013. 

Badan started working for the FAI in 2002, first as Promotional Manager and then as Sports and Development Director. He successfully led the FAI Head Office as Secretary General since 2011, working hard at the development and the efficient running of the Federation. His achievements during his two-year tenure include, amongst other projects, his involvement in the creation of FAME, the FAI Air Sports Marketing and Events, the conclusion and development of the partnership with FAI Global Partner Breitling and the reorganisation of the staffing at the FAI Head Office.

“Jean-Marc Badan has served the FAI well. A number of complicated issues were successfully solved under his leadership. I wish him all the best for his future plans and I thank him warmly for his contributions,” FAI President John Grubbström stated. “We are now looking for his replacement with an open mind. Our federation is complex and has worldwide activities to promote all air sports. We are looking for a Secretary General who shares our vision and values and who is able to deliver both in administrative and developmental areas for the decades to come.”

The FAI Executive Board has created a high priority working group to search for his replacement.