Fatma Samoura becomes first female general secretary of FIFA

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Published on: 14 May 2016 10:43 AM GMT
Fatma Samoura becomes first female general secretary of FIFA
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Mexico City: Senegalese United Nation (UN) diplomat Fatma Samoura on Friday elected as the first female general secretary of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), announced by the president of sporting organisation Gianni Infantino in the Mexico capital.

“She is an outstanding lady, having a long-time experience in managing organisations, human resources, budgets, staffs and finances. I'm quite sure she will bring something innovative to FIFA,” said the FIFA president and added, “selecting her is also a commitment to gender equality and diversity.”

Highlights:

  • The FIFA president highlighted that Samoura has been given the responsibility of the association’s daily administration.
  • Samoura has an experience of 21 years in UN.

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