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The President is elected directly by the General Assembly among candidates standing for the Board of Administration, provided that such candidates have been formally nominated for the Presidency by their respective National Federations.
Once elected, the President shall become a full member of the Board of Administration.

Matters within his/her power include:

  • Governance of the CEV Bodies and CEV Head Office
  • Representing CEV
  • Ensuring a fruitful interaction and collaboration with FIVB and all other Continental Confederations and National Federations;
  • Ensuring the well-being of CEV and European Volleyball through a constant contact with all CEV institutional organs, National Federations and any other international sport organization;
  • Report to the Executive Committee.

Born in 1948, Aleksandar Boričić is a multiple winner of the Yugoslav National Championship and National Cup. A former National Team player – he totalled 103 caps with the Yugoslav National Team – Boričić is a bronze medallist from the 1975 European Championship and has a collection of medals – including gold – from the Mediterranean and the Balkan Championships.

After the end of his competitive career, he embarked on a second adventure as Volleyball coach, mentoring the junior and senior Yugoslav women’s national teams from 1978 up to 1987, as well as the country’s most decorated Volleyball club, Crvena Zvezda, with whom he won the Yugoslav National Championship and National Cup five and four times, respectively.

Boričić was made President of the Yugoslav Volleyball Federation in 1992, a position he held through 2002. That same year he was elected President of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia and Montenegro and in 2006 – after Montenegro became a sovereign state – he was confirmed at the helm of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, a position he has held ever since.

A graduate of the College of Economic Sciences and the Advanced School of Volleyball Coaches from the University of Belgrade, Aleksandar Boričić joined the CEV Executive Committee and Board of Administration in 2001 and is an FIVB Board of Administration member since 2002. A former Vice-President of the Yugoslav Olympic Committee from 1997 through 2001, Aleksandar Boričić – following the CEV General Assembly held in September 2011 in Vienna – was made CEV Senior Vice-President.

On October 17, 2015 as the XXXVI CEV General Assembly was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, he was elected CEV President to chair Europe’s Volleyball family for a four-year term up until 2019. Mr Boričić is the ninth President of Europe’s governing body for Volleyball since the CEV was established back in 1973. Since December 2016, Mr Boričić is also the FIVB Second Executive Vice-President.

  • 1973-1978 Giancarlo Giannozzi (ITA)
  • 1978-1979 Vahit Colakoglu (TUR) – interim
  • 1979-1983 Georges Boudry (FRA)
  • 1983-1987 Dusan Prielozny (TCH)
  • 1987-1993 Piet de Bruin (NED)
  • 1993-1995 Michalis Mastrandreas (GRE)
  • 1995-2001 Rolf Andresen (GER)
  • 2001-2015 André Meyer (LUX)
  • 2015- now Aleksandar Boričić (SRB)

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