Armand Duka

Armand DUKA is the President of the Albanian Football Federation. He has decided to contribute seriously to the Albanian football by applying as President of the AFF in 2002 with some important goals for the future.

The fact that he has run the institution of football activates professionally through different channels such as, increase of financial budgets from investments and sponsorships, he is also well represented on an international level.

Growth and development in organizing the representative teams in technical results, the construction of a modern national stadium and a possible qualification of Albania in the final stage of Europeans France 2016 are some of the current goals of the President Duka and of the institution he leads.

Curriculum Vitae

First name Armand
Last name Duka
Nationality Albanian
Citizenship Albanian
Marital status Married having two children
Birthday 07/10/1962
Mother tongue Albanian
Foreign languages English and Italian
Profession Economist

Education:
1981 – 1986 University of Tirana, Major of Economics for Industry.

Experience:
1986 – 1990 Economist at the Freight Fleet in Burrel.
1990 – 1991 Economist at the Freight Fleet of Export in Durres.
1991 – 1993 Self-employment in private business activity.

Careers in Business:
1993 – actual
Private entrepreneur: establishes the company AIBA JSC, one of the best known companies in the country for production and trade of livestock products.
Gootech Electronic: Distributor and Exclusive License of household appliances.
Ecomarcet food: distributor and food trade network.
Shareholder and Director in several other businesses in the manufacturing, telecommunication, media sector, etc..

Experience in AFF:
2002 is elected President of the Albanian Football Federation.
2006 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Federation.
2010 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Federation.
2014 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Federation.
2018 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Federation.

Experience in UEFA:
2004 – 2006 Member of the Committee of Federations.
2006 – 2008 Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Federations.
2008 –2013 Deputy Chairman of the National Teams Competitions Committee.
2013-2017 Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Federations.
2017- Present Deputy Chairman of the Hattrick (Independent committee body in UEFA that executes decision without needing the UEFA Executive Committee approval.)

Experience in FIFA
2008 – 2012 Member of the Committee of Federations.
2012 – 2017 Member of the Organizing Committee of the Confederations Cup.

Honorary Titles:
1998: Municipality of Shijak confers to him the title “Honorary Citizen” for his contribution as President of the City Club.
2001: Municipality of Durres City and “Durresi” Association confers to him the title “City Honor”, for his contribution to the economic development of the city, as well as for his distinguished, professional and human values in the interest of the city.
2002: Municipality of Durres City and “Durresi” Association confers to him the title “Symbol of Durres City” for his important contribution to the economic development of the city, in supporting activities to promote the history and Durresi civic culture, for his distinguished intellectual and human values.
2003: Municipality of Durres City and “Durresi” Association confers to him the title “Dyrrah – 3000”.
2010: President of the Republic of Albania Mr. Bamir Topi decorates him with senior title “Naim Frashëri” of the First Class for his outstanding contribution in the management and development of the Albanian football.

Role and Powers of the President of the AFF
The President is the legal representative of AFF and the representative figure of football institution. He is an expression of the unity of the institution and of course determinant in its policies for the development of the Albanian football. The President is elected directly by the Election General Assembly, which is held once in four years.

To be elected President, a candidate needs 2/3 (two thirds) of the valid votes. In cases where no candidate reaches this majority, it is carried out ​​a second round of elections between two candidates who received more votes in the first round. In the second round, the candidate which reaches more votes (50% +1) is elected President.

The President of the Albanian Football Federation is determinant as in internal politics, as well as in those foreign ones of the institution of football. He is the principal drafter of the strategy that will be followed by the Football Federation and he follows the dynamics, tasks and objectives of a program approved by the General Assembly.

The duties of the President of the Albanian Football Federation are as follows: To convene the General Assembly and Executive Committee. He also leads the General Assembly and the meetings of the Executive Committee. The AFF President oversees the implementation of decisions adopted by the General Assembly and Executive Committee and provides regular and effective functioning of the organs and departments of AFF in order to achieve the goals set.

The President and General Secretary or one of the Vice-Presidents and the General Secretary may jointly sign on behalf of the AFF, except where agreed otherwise in internal organizational regulations of the General Secretariat of the AFF.

The President of the Albanian Football Federation maintains links between AFF and its members, international confederations FIFA and UEFA, with political bodies and other organizations. He oversees the operation of the General Secretariat. The President appoints the coaches and technical staffs of the national teams, after consultation with members of the Executive Committee.

In cases when the President is absent, his duties are fulfilled by the first Vice – President. If the latter is absent, then the responsibility is taken by the second Vice – President. In cases when the President resigns during his mandate, the Executive Committee selects one of its members to perform the duties of interim President. The Executive Committee may convene the Extraordinary General Assembly to elect a new President for the remaining period of the mandate. If the Ordinary General Meeting shall be held within the next six months, then it is not convened the Extraordinary General Assembly and First Vice – President shall assume the functions of the President.