Armand Duka

Armand DUKA is the President of the Albanian Football Association. He has decided to contribute seriously to the Albanian football by applying as President of the AFA 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 AFA:
2002 is elected President of the Albanian Football Association.
2006 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Association.
2010 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Association.
2014 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Association.
2018 Re-elected President of the Albanian Football Association.

Experience in UEFA:
2004 – 2008 Member and 1st vice Chairman of UEFA National Association Committee.
2008 – 2014 Member and 2nd vice Chairman of the UEFA National Teams Competitions Committee.
2014 – 2017  Member and 1st vice Chairman of the National Associations Committee
2017 –  current Member and vice Chairman of the HatTrick Committee.
2019 –   present Member of UEFA Executive Committee

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

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 AFA
The President is the legal representative of AFA 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 Association 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 Association 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 AFA 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 AFA 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 AFA, except where agreed otherwise in internal organizational regulations of the General Secretariat of the AFA.

The President of the Albanian Football Federation maintains links between AFA 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.