Gender Sensitive FIFA Appoints First Female Secretary General
President Gianni Infantino said at the FIFA Congress in Mexico yesterday: “Fatma is a woman with international experience and vision who has worked on some of the most challenging issues of our time.”
“She has a proven ability to build and lead teams, and improve the way organisations perform. Importantly for FIFA, she also understands that transparency and accountability are at the heart of any well-run and responsible organisation.”
“It is essential for FIFA to incorporate fresh perspectives – from outside the traditional pool of football executives – as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation. No one exemplifies what we need more than Fatma does, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team.”
“Today is a wonderful day for me, and I am honoured to take on the role of FIFA’s Secretary General,” said Samoura.
She speaks French, English, Spanish and Italian.