Who is the first female FIFA Secretary General?



Who is the first female FIFA Secretary General?

Fatma Samoura. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura (born 9 September 1962 in Senegal) is a Senegalese senior executive. She was appointed as the first female Secretary General of FIFA by President Gianni Infantino on 13 May 2016 and assumed her post on 20 June 2016.

Who elects the president of FIFA?

Congress elects the President of FIFA, its general secretary, and the other members of the FIFA Council in the year following the FIFA World Cup. FIFA Council – formerly called the FIFA Executive Committee and chaired by the president – is the main decision-making body of the organization in the intervals of congress.

What is the role of Congress in FIFA?

Only Congress can pass changes to FIFA’s statutes. The congress approves the annual report, and decides on the acceptance of new national associations, and holds elections. Congress elects the President of FIFA, its general secretary, and the other members of the FIFA Council in the year following the FIFA World Cup.

Who are the main office holders of FIFA?

The president and the general secretary are the main office holders of FIFA, and are in charge of its daily administration, carried out by the general secretariat, with its staff of approximately 280 members.