The CTIF Executive Committee as of Delegates´Assembly October 21, 2020
The CTIF Executive Committee meets physically at least twice a year to follow up CTIF actions, projects and the work of CTIF commissions and to prepare proposals to be submitted to the Delegates’ Assembly.
Since 2019, the Executive Committee also meets monthly for 1-2 hours through video conferencing. During the 2020-2021 Pandemic, all meetings have been conducted online.
Photo (Above): The CTIF Executive Committee as it was July 2019. Because of the global pandemic, we have not been able to meet physically in 2020 to photograph the new Executive Committee. CTIF News will post a new photo when we can meet again, hopefully 2021.
CTIF Delegates’ Assembly decides on the main policies, actions and projects to be carried out by CTIF, and is responsible for electing the members of the Executive Committee every four years (President, General Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-Presidents). The Assembly is organised once a year by one of the CTIF member nations, usually in September.
Once per year, all members are invited to participate in Delegates´Assembly. This is the large Democratic Body of CTIF. Every four years, key positions are nominated and the members vote for their chosen candidate. The President and his or her Board of Directors are often re-elected for up to two four-year terms.
Milan Dubravac, CTIF President since October 2020.
Admin for the Slovenian civil protection and disaster relief, Head of the Slovenian National Fire-fighting School.
Mr Dubravac also serves on the CTIF Commission for Firefighting at Airports.
Before becoming elected President in 2020, Mr Dubravac served as Vice President since 2015.
Roman Sykora, General Secretary of CTIF since 2019.
From the professional fire department, Vienna (Austria).
Mr Sykora also serves as the chair of the CTIF Hazardous Materials Commission.
Marc Mamer, Treasurer of CTIF since 2017.
Head of the Fédération Nationale des Corps de Sapeurs-Pompiers, du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, i.e. the Voluntary Firefighters´ Association of Luxemburg.
Neza Strmole, CTIF Office Secretary since 2017.
Slovenia, CTIF Office in Ljubljana
Neza is a voluntary firefighter in her hometown in Slovenia and works for the Firefighters´Association of Slovenia.
Neza is the main contact person for anyone wishing to get in touch with CTIF or any of our members. You can reach Ms Strmole through our CTIF office in Ljubljana.
Current Vice Presidents and other members of the Executive Committee:
Taina Hanhikoski, Vice President since 2020
Taina Hanhikoski works as an Advisor on International Affairs at The Finnish National Rescue Association SPEK.
She also serves as one of the National Delegates of the Finnish National CTIF Committee.
Anatoly M. Suprunovsky, Vice President since 2020
Serves as the Deputy minister of Emercom of Russia - the Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief
Previously, Mr Suprunovsky was the chief of the Academy of the Public fire service Emercom of Russia.
Graduate from the St. Petersburg university of the public fire service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Christophe Marchal, Vice President since 2020
Volunteer firefighter officer at the Haut-Rhin SDIS
Member of the FNSPF Executive Committee
Ole Hansen, Vice president of CTIF since 2015.
Chair of the National CTIF Committee of Norway.
Mr Hansen is also the contact person for Associate Members and other companies wishing to sponsor CTIF events and publications.
Also a member and former chair of the CTIF Commission for Firefighting at Airports and the newly formed CTIF Tunnel Fire Fighting Working Group.
Zdenek Nytra, Vice President of CTIF since 2015.
Chair of the National CTIF Committee of Czech Republic, Fire Services of Prague.
Also a member of the CTIF Commission for Youth Games.
Hubert Vetter, Vice President of CTIF since 2015.
President of the Firefighters Association Vorarlberg.
Mr Vetter also serves on the CTIF Commission for Voluntary Firefighters.
Dr. László Bérczi, BG, Vice President of CTIF since 2019.
National Directorate General for Disaster Management, MoI, Hungary.
Dr Bérczi also serves as Chair of the CTIF Fire Investigation Working Group (from 2017);
He is also National Inspector General for the Fire Services of Hungary.
Non Voting Senior Advisor Members:
Dennis Davis, Senior Adviser to the CTIF Executive Committee
Mr Davis has an extensive fire and rescue service background, and is an independent international fire and civil protection adviser.
In the UK he also serves as an Executive Officer of the Fire Sector Federation.
Tom van Esbroeck, Project Adviser (from 2019, for one year)
Mr Esbroeck is also the Chairperson of the CTIF Commission for Extrication and new Technology and involved in several projects concerning ISO standardization for firefighters.
Björn Ulfsson, Communications Coordinator for CTIF and Website Content Manager since 2017.
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB.se) 2008 - 2014.
Mr Ulfsson has an extensive background in producing educational material for firefighters.
RESIGNED AS OF SPRING 2020: Hartmut Ziebs, Vice President of CTIF since 2019.
(Germany) Mr Ziebs was the president of the German Fire Services Association (DFV) but resigned as of April 30th, 2020.
For your knowledge extract from the EC minutes of the 30th of April:
Final decision the 30th of April 2020:
- The CTIF Executive Committee acknowledge that Mr. Hartmut Ziebst has resigned. Mr. Ziebs is no longer a member of the CTIF and the Executive Committee. All assignments for CTIF are terminated.