Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura from Senegal is the new FIFA Secretary General. She is the first woman to be appointed for this position. She succeeds former Secretary General
Jerome Valcke, who was banned from football-related activity for 12 years.
Fatma is currently working at the United Nations in Nigeria, while she is waiting to undergo an eligibility check, before her role is ratified. She has worked for the United Nations for 21 years, and she speaks four languages. She plans to use the experience she gained working at the United Nations, to bear on the reform work that is already underway at FIFA.
“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.”
-Gianni Infantino, President of President