Secretary General - Alessandro Nicotra di San Giacomo

Secretary General
Widenmayerstrasse 16
80538 Munich - Germany - GER 
Phone: +49-89-5443550 (office) 
Fax: +49-89-54435544 (office) 

ISSF President - Vladimir Lisin

Secretary General

Alessandro Nicotra di San Giacomo, who took up his current position with ISSF on February 19, 2024, has been an entrepreneur since his teenage years and has extensive commercial interests in the jewellery, real estate and shipping industries. Since 2011 he has been CEO of the NDSG Group in Rome, comprising five companies operating in the luxury, nautical and real estate sectors.

He was Olympic Trap team coach for the Egyptian Shooting Federation from 2015 to 2022, guiding Ahmed Kamar to a historic fifth place at the Rio 2016 Games. As Head Coach for Egypt, he guided two athletes at the Rio Games and 3 athletes at the Tokyo Games in 2021. Previously,  he coached for the Kosovo and Malta shooting sport federations. He was also head coach and CEO of the Beretta Shooting Academy from 2014 to 2023.


  • The Secretary General is the head of administration of the ISSF, supervises all tasks performed at the ISSF Headquarters.
  • The Secretary General has the powers assigned to him by this Constitution, other Regulations and in particular the following:
  • Represents the ISSF in all legal matters with a single representation of the ISSF;
  • Supervises and coordinates administrative services and activities;
  • Ensures the implementation, documentation and archiving of all decisions taken by the General Assembly, the Council and the Executive Committee as well as the Committees;
  • Reports on the activities of ISSF Headquarters at each meeting of the General Assembly, the Council and of the Executive Committee;
  • Appoints and dismisses the staff working in the ISSF Headquarters;
  • Attends meetings of the General Assembly, the Council, the Executive Committee as well as the Committees with voice but without vote;
  • Fulfills ISSF administrative responsibilities that include conducting ISSF correspondence, preparing circular letters and reports and mailing summons to meetings;
  • Performs special assignments on request of the Council, of the Executive Committee, or of the President.

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