President
Alexander Engelhardt

The Netherlands
Mandate: 2024-2028

Alexander Engelhardt is a business owner and consultant for International Federations, Sports Institutions and Governments. With an extensive background in martial arts both as an athlete and administrator, Engelhardt stands as President of Vechtsport Organisatie Nederland, mandated by the government to govern combat sports nationally and is former President of WAKO Netherlands. Engelhardt was instrumental in the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (operational from 2012 to 2018), as Senior Vice President, Secretary General, and President of WMMAA Europe. As the founding President of GAMMA, he was notably responsible, along with Vice President Carlo di Blasi, for securing a significant funding partnership for GAMMA with ONE Championship. He has overseen rapid growth of the organisation since its establishment in 2019 seeing MMA onto the Olympic Platform of the 2023 African Games.


First Vice President
Lusen Bakos

Germany
Mandate: 2024-2028

Lusen Bakos served as Vice-President of the German Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Federation e.V. (GAMMAF) from 2014 to 2018, playing a key role in the development of amateur MMA in Germany. He has also been actively engaged in promoting and expanding the sport through his company First MMA Management since 2015, collaborating with international sports agents and promoters with success in sponsorship acquisition and the securing of financial support. He also acts as Vice President of the UWMMA “United World MMA Organization” based in Switzerland.

Vice President
Jovinus Carolus Legawa

Indonesia
Mandate: 2024-2028

Jovinus Carolus Legawa has gained extensive experience in sports administration from his earlier days as FINA TWPC Water Polo Referee (1997 to 2018) through his rise to current presidency of the Jakarta Aquatics Federation, where he has held the helm position since 2021. His impressive resume also boasts the current titles of Head of Sport Development of NOC Indonesia, 2019 to present; Advisor to Indonesia Sport & Youth Minister, 2021 to present; and President of the Indonesia Teqball Federation, 2023 to 2028.


Vice President
Gaji Gajiyev

Kazakhstan
Mandate: 2024-2028

Gaji Gajiyev has held the position of General Director at SA Construction Group LLP, overseeing the successful implementation of complex infrastructure projects. and investment projects in agriculture, the automotive business, IT, and other sectors since 2017. Previous positions include: Chairman of the Supervisory Board at
Naiza-Kurylys Concern (2016 – 2017) and Managing Director at Zhol Zhondeushi (2015 to 2017). Since 2009, Gajiyev has contributed to sport as a member and now Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Republican Union of Martial Arts of Kazakhstan, where he has supported the creation of a national form of mixed martial arts. Since 2015, he has also stood as President of the Republican Federation NOMAD MMA of Kazakhstan, focusing on developing young fighters and international competitions; the President of the Kung Fu Association of Kazakhstan (2016 to 2018); President of the Pencak Silat Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan; and, since 2019, as vice-president of the United Kazakhstan Federation of Mixed Martial Arts MMA. In 2023, Gajiyev was appointed Vice-President of the Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Vice President
Martin Škvára

Czech Republic
Mandate: 2024-2028

Martin Škvára has stood as president of the Czech MMA Association (MMAA) for eleven years following success in three elections and carries eight years’ experience in international MMA federations, from IMMAF to GAMMA. He has organised upward of 130 MMA events, establishing himself as one of the biggest amateur and semi-professional promoters in Europe. His portfolio includes 82 editions of the Czech national amateur championship, MMAA Aréna CUP, and 40-50 professional MMA events, as well as the commissioning of the only UFC event to be hosted in Czechia. Škvára is pioneer of the only worldwide certificated state study program to offer a master’s degree specialism in MMA with Charles University FTVS, Prague; Country Development Director at the O.C.C; and main Supervisor and ideator of the Cognitive Athletics. Škvára’s core profession is s CEO and founder of a full-service advertising agency.

Vice President
Carlo Di Blasi

Italy
Mandate: 2024-2028

Having graduated from university in law, Carlo Di Blasi pursued a career in TV production, as a commentator and director. From the 1990s, he has promoted combat sports, producing OKTAGON, from 1996 to the present. Di Blasi joined ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association) in 1993 and remains a member today. Since 2001, he has promoted combat shows in Italy and Europe, collaborating with major international promotions including K1 GP, It’s Showtime, Glory, Fight code, Bellator kickboxing, Bellator MMA and Road to One Europe. As manager, he has fielded champions such as Giorgio Petrosyan, Martine Micheletto and Mattia Faraoni. In 2019, Di Blasi joined ONE Championship and introduced GAMMA President Engelhardt and ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong to facilitate an enduring partnership.

Appointed Member
Erica Kerner
USA
Mandate: 2024-2028

Erica Kerner is the MD, Global Head of Sponsorship & Events for Standard Chartered Bank responsible for their top tier partnership with Liverpool Football Club. As former Chairman of The Marketing Society Asia Pacific, Erica Kerner stands as Board Member of the Singapore chapter and a Fellow of The Marketing Society. Erica’s marketing career started at Nike in various roles, including as director of international marketing for Nike Retail; retail marketing director for Asia Pacific and Nike China’s first marketing director. She subsequently progressed in sport as director of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Game for Adidas; Director of Marketing and Communications for Special Olympics China; Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of SailGP and SVP, Head of Marketing Strategy & Partnerships at Group ONE (ONE Championship and ONE Esports). Kerner cemented her reputation more broadly in luxury and lifestyle as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Tiffany & Co. Asia and Ralph Lauren. Other appointments include: member of the Committee for Media, Entertainment and Sport at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and an Ambassador for the Global Sports Innovation Center Powered by Microsoft (GSIC). In 2023 she was elected to Nike’s Alumni Community Board of Directors.

Appointed Member
Xinghui Jin

China
Mandate: 2024-2028

With a bachelors degree in Sports Diplomacy and a Doctorate in Physical Education with Taekwondo as a specialism, former athlete Xinghui Jin went on to pursue an illustrious career in sports administration. By 2006 he was appointed to the Public Taekwondo Management Committee of the China Taekwondo Association as Deputy Director. He officiated as a National Public Taekwondo Competition Referee for the Chinese Taekwondo Association from 2006 to 2009, while also acting as the Chinese Taekwondo team’s Head Coach. He contributed to the Competition Department of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports for the 18th World Taekwondo Championship from 2007 to 2008. Subsequently, more commercial roles saw Xinghui Jin become Director of the Heroes List Fighting Championship Technical Committee (2009); Special Consultant for the Fight King Series (2016); and Minister for ROAD FC (2017). More recently he has sat on the Arbitration Committee for the National Kickboxing Championship under the Wushu Sports Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, and acted as Chief of Arbitration for the Asian Mixed Martial Arts Association for the first Asian Mixed Martial Arts Championships in 2023. Jin remains active also as a national educator for MMA and kickboxing referees.