Fifa Master Alumni

THE FMA COMMITTEE

The FIFA Master programme provides each postgraduate with one of the most unique and memorable experiences of a lifetime. For each of us when that year of our lives comes to an end, we all want to give something back to the programme that provided us with such a tremendous life experience. Therefore, with that Mission, on Wednesday 9th July 2003, at the Graduation Ceremony of the 3rd edition of the FIFA Master, the official International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport Alumni Association, was born.

In a growing competitive environment, the FIFA Master has established itself as an indisputable world-class postgraduate Sports Master Programme. Equally, we are convinced that we have a crucial role to play in maintaining this challenging but attainable vision. 

To make the association a highly effective network platform and organization, the FMA Committee holds every year a World Gathering - every two years during a major sporting event - to assemble all the alumni, conduct a Congress and collectively take the decisions that will lead us in the right direction and help us grow further to reach our ultimate goal: become the number 1 sports business alumni network in the world.

To date, seven world gatherings have taken place: the first one in Munich, Germany during the FIFA World Cup 2006, the second one in Basel, Switzerland during EURO 2008, the third one in Durban, South Africa, during the FIFA World Cup 2010, the fourth one in London, UK, during the Olympic Games, the fifth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the sixth in Paris, France, during the UEFA EURO 2016, and the seventh in July 2017, in Neuchatel - the first organised independetly from a major sports event. Next stop will be in Russia, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lately our efforts have been focusing on “Alumni and Entrepreneurship” to encourage each member to take initiative and start companies and businesses amongst themselves. 

Thanks to the great initiative of a group of Brazilian Alumni, the FMA has launched the Jean-Louis Juvet Scholarship, to provide partial or full support to exceptional prospective students. 

We hope the above will inspire you to apply for the FIFA Master and join our family and network. We look forward to welcoming you to FMA in the near future.

THE FMA COMMITTEE

President

Martin Kaswurm

Austrian

class of 2014

Vice President

Hussein Kanso

Lebanese

class of 2016

Vice President

James Kitching

Australian, Italian

class of 2012

Vice President

Mike-David Burkhard

Swiss

class of 2017

VP, Treasurer

Tanya Ng Yuen

Canadian

class of 2009

Vice President

Sara Panizo

Spanish

class of 2017

VP, Secretary

Amir Khosravi

Iranian

class of 2018

Vice President

Aayush Dabas

Indian

class of 2015

Vice President

Amir Sedighi

Iranian

class of 2012

EXEC. Director

João Frigerio

Brazilian, Italian

class of 2005

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Some of the FMA Committee's key achievements are:

Establishment of a functional website associated with the CIES - serving as the principle means of communication, including a directory of all graduates, an employment section, and a section for reports and final projects, with further developments still to come;

Creation of a Mentorship Programme where current postgraduates are matched with an Alumni member in order to provide advice, share experiences or simply to communicate on FIFA Master-related topics;

Representation of our Association within the Executive Committee of the FIFA Master, as an official member;

Lay the foundations of FMA Regional Networks, which will enable our Association in the near future to act locally much more efficiently;

Launch of a periodical Alumni Newsletter aimed to share sport industry information, current CIES Events, and Alumni news with both Alumni and current postgraduates;

Organisation of 8 Alumni World Gatherings, respectively in Munich in 2006 during the FIFA World Cup, in Basel in 2008 during the Euro 2008, in Durban in 2010 during the FIFA World Cup, in London, in 2012, during the Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Paris, during the UEFA EURO 2016, in Nechatel in 2017, and in Moscow, during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The FIFA Master Alumni Association

Att.: CIES

Avenue Du Peyrou 1

2000 Neuchâtel

Switzerland

Email: fmacommittee@fifama.org

PREVIOUS MEMBERS OF THE FMA COMMITTEE
FOUNDING FMA COMMITTEE (JULY 2003)

Arnaud Le Mintier

French

class of 2001

John Siner

American

class of 2002

Lauren Decker

American

class of 2003

Pierre Ducrey

Swiss

class of 2003

Nolvenn (Lainé) Dufay de Lavallaz

French, Swiss

class of 2002

FORMER FMA COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Hicham El Amrani

Moroccan

class of 2004

Roger Lodewick

Dutch

class of 2005

David Turner-Kerr

British, Canadian

class of 2005

John Barton

British

class of 2001

Brooke Adriance

American

class of 2007

Court Jeske

American

class of 2004

Kresimir Spajic

Croatian

class of 2004

Ophir Zardok

Israeli

class of 2005

Alexander Inglot

British

class of 2010

Mohsen Gilani

Pakistani

class of 2003

Mariola Zarco

Spanish

class of 2008

William McAuliffe

Irish

class of 2011

Sarah O'Shea

Irish

class of 2006

Renata Roth

Brazilian, German

class of 2008

Mario Maggi Schultz

Italian, Peruvian

class of 2012

Kristina Fraesdorf

German

class of 2011

Robert Swain

American, Bolivian, British

class of 2012

Diana Engetschwiler

Spanish, Swiss

class of 2012

Tim Goethals

Belgian

class of 2005

Alexander Engelhard

German

class of 2013

Kasra Asrar Haghighi

Canadian, Iranian

class of 2009

Marianne Cornejo

American, Mexican, Spanish

class of 2015

Giancarlo Dapoto

British, Italian

class of 2003

FMA COMMITTEE PRESIDENTS

Arnaud Le Mintier

French

2003 to 2006

Roger Lodewick

Dutch

2006 to 2008

Hicham El Amrani

Moroccan

2008 to 2010

David Turner-Kerr

British, Canadian

2010 to 2011

Renata Roth

Brazilian, German

2011 to 2012

Tim Goethals

Belgian

2012 to 2016

Giancarlo Dapoto

British, Italian

2016 to 2018

Martin Kaswurm

Austrian

2018 to Present