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FIFACouncil
ThisjudiciarygroupsupervisesFIFAandotherglobalfootballorganizations,aswellas
strategizesinordertopermitfootballtoremainuniformthroughoutnations.FIFAs
CongressdetermineswhoholdswhatpositionwithintheCouncil.

1.FIFASecretaryGeneralFatmaSambaDioufSamoura(Senegal)
SamourasUnitedNationslogisticsofficerpositionlaunchedherfurtheroccupationsas
countryrepresentativeandDeputyHumanitariancoordinatorintheRepublicof
Djibouti,Niger,Nigeria,Cameroon,Chad,Madagascar,andGuinea.Thislasted
twentyoneyearsbeforeshesegwayedintothehumanitarianfieldtohelpdevelopand
protectwomen,youth,andtheenvironment.Humanrightsisamainissuethat
Samourahasexcessivelydealtwithinherpastcareers,whichaidedherinassumingthe
roleasFIFASecretaryGeneral,thefirstwomanandAfricantoassumethisposition,this
yearinlightofrecentcorruptionpredicaments.

2.MemberHanyAboRida(Egpyt)
ReigningfromEgypt,AboRidahasbeenaFIFAExComembersince2009.Hehas
servedasCAFExecutiveCommitteeMemberandEFAVicePresident,aswell.Hehas
runhisownbusinesssince1979andalsohadanoccupationinengineering.Heusedto
beafootballplayer,andhadJobswithmultipleWorldCupevents.Heenjoyscharity
work,opera,cooking,internationalfilms,andtimewithhisfamilyabroad.Hevalues
accomplishingsetsofgoalsandchallengeswithinthefootballvicinity.Heisalsoapart
ofthe2016FIFAReformCommittee,MediaCommittee,OrganisingCommitteeforthe
FIFAU20WorldCup,FIFACouncil,OrganisingCommitteefortheFIFAU17
WomensWorldCup,andOrganisingCommitteefortheFIFAWorldCup.Heenjoys
charitywork,foreignfilms,andtraveling.Tohim,Footballmeansplanningtoachieve
goals,challenges,excitementandtenacity.

FIFACongress
FIFAsCongresselectstheorganizationsleader(President).Italsodiscoursesplansand
proposalsfrommembersandboardsofFIFA,whilealsohavingtheabilitytoamendthe
associationsStatutes.

3.Chairman,DisciplinaryStandingCommitteeClaudioSulser
(Switzerland)
Sulser,aformerstriker,playedformultipleclubteamsandalsowasarepresentativefor
Switzerlandsteam.AschairmanoftheDisciplinaryCommitteeforFIFA,hehasnot
beeninvolvedinthecorruptionwebandisanactivistforhumanrightshestrongly
opposesdiscriminatorypractices.Inregardstotheupcoming2018WorldCup,hehas
statedhowtherewillbeconsequencesforRussiaifthereisanyracismdisplayed.
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4.DeputyChairman,DisciplinaryStandingCommitteeLimKiaTong
(Singapore)
BeforehiscareerwithFIFA,LimKiaTongservedforover25yearsasacriminallawyer.
In2013,LimKiaTongwasannouncedthefirstSingaporeanleaderwithintheFIFA
organization.Hehadbeenamemberofthiscommitteefortwoyears.Hehasbeen
characterizedasverydedicatedtohispositioninFIFAandalsoleadsAFCs(Asian
FootballConfederation)DisciplinaryCommittee.

5.Chairman,AppealStandingCommitteeLarryMussenden(Bermuda)
MussendenattendedArcadiaUniversityandmajoredinComputerScience.Helater
receivedhisMastersdegreeinBusinessAdministrationbeforeattendinglawschool.
Mr.Mussendenspecializesincriminallaw,civilandcommerciallitigation,insolvency,
andpubliclaw,andhashadanextensivelawcareer.HewasCrownCounsel,a
prosecutor,ActingMagistrate,andalsoworkedinprivatepractice.Beforebecominga
partofFIFAsAppealStandingCommittee,hewasPresidentoftheBermudaFootball
Associationfrom20012008.

6.Chairman,AuditandComplianceCommitteeTomazVesel(Slovenia)
Veselobtainedalawdegreeandlateraneconomicsdegreebeforestartinghiscareer.He
beganattheGovernmentCentreforInformaticsoftheRepublicofSlovenia,andlater
wasappointedFirstDeputyPresidentoftheCourtofAuditors.Hehaspublishedvarious
articlesandhasgivenlectures.Heplayedasignificantroleinestablishingtheauditing
ofpublicprocurementandconcessionsandinimplementingauditsofinstitutionsin
Slovenia.Hethereforehasexcellentknowledgeofthefieldsofpublicprocurement,
concessions,disposaloftangibleandfinancialassetsofthepublicsector,stateaid,
EuropeanUnionlawandtheworkingmethodsofsupremeauditinstitutions

7.DeputyChairwoman,AuditandComplianceCommitteeSindiMabaso
Koyana(SouthAfrica)
KoyanaisarenownedbusinesswomanwhoownsAdvancedCapitalandisontheboard
oftheToyotaSACompany.SheobtainedherAccountingdegreefromUKZNandhas
beenanexecutivepartnerandupheldotherboardpositionsformultiplecompanies.In
2013,shewasrecognizedasoneofthetop20mostpowerfulbusinesswomen.TheAudit
andComplianceCommitteereviewsthefinancialaspectsandexternalauditorsreports
ofFIFAinregardstotheExecutiveCommitteeswishes.

8.ChairmanoftheInvestigatoryChamber,EthicsCommitteeCornel
Borbely(Switzerland)
Borbelyisanattorneyatlaw,whohastakenpartinCASForensicsandMASEconomic
CrimeInvestigation.Lastyearhewaselectedchairman.Hespecializesineconomic
crimeinvestigationandalsoobtainedhisMasterandDoctorateinLawfromthe
UniversityofZurich.Hehasgivenlecturesinmanyreasconcerninganticorruption
law,penallaw,economiccrimeinvestigation,complianceandcorporategovernance,
andmilitarylaw.
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9.ChairmanoftheAdjudicatoryChamber,EthicsCommittee
HansJoachimEckert(Germany)
Eckerthasservedthirtyyearsinthejusticesystem.In2003hebecamepresidingJudge
ofthePenalCourtMunichI,andbeforeheservedasaJudge,aProsecutor,andaSenior
Prosecutor.HejoinedtheEthicsCommitteein2011,andbecamechairmanayearlater.
Throughhim,FIFAimposedaprovisionalsuspensinafainstSeppBlatter(former
President),JeromeValcke(formerSecretaryGeneral),andMichelPlatini(formerUEFA
President)dealingwiththecorruptionscandal.

10.MemberoftheInvestigatoryChamber,EthicsCommitteeRobert
Torres(Guam)
TorresservedasChiefJusticeoftheSupremeCourtandalsowasdesignatedDistrict
CourtJudgefortheU.S.DistrictCourtofGuamandJusticeProTemporeforthe
SupremeCourtoftheCommonwealthoftheNorthernMarianasIslands.Hehastaken
effortstoexpandcourtservicesandusewirelesstechnologyinthecourthouses.Through
hiswork,heisimplementingefilingandadoptingethicalandusestandardsfor
technologyintheJudicialBranch.

11.MemberoftheAdjudicatoryChamber,EthicsCommitteeAkihikoHara
(Japan)
HaragraduatedfromtheUniversityofTokoyoandreceivedhislawdegreefrom
ColombiaUniversitythereafter.HehasservedaslegalcounseltotheJapanFootball
Association,amemberofthePlayersStatusCommittee,memberoftheLegalAffairs
Committee,andmemberoftheLegalAffairsSubCommitteeofJFA.HeisListed
ArbitratorofCourtofArbitrationforSports(since2007)

12.DeputyChairman,CommitteeforFairPlayandSocialResponsibility
SenesErzik(Turkey)
ErzikhasbeenaFIFAExComembersince1996.HewasUEFAsfirstVicePresident,
andHonoraryPresidentTurkishFA.HeobtainedhisBusinessAdministrationand
EconomicsdegreefromBosphorusUniversityandhisMastersinMarketing.Hewasa
UNICEFMarketingadvisorintheUnitedNations,andhehasalsotakentheroleof
palnningcontrolmanager,marketingmanager,andmanagingdirectorinvarious
places.Headherestotheteamspiritandsocialresponsibilityvaluesoffootball,aswell.
TheCommitteeforFairPlayandSocialResponsibilitymonitorshowfairplayishandled
withinthesportoffootball.Italsosupportsfairconductandsupervisesallconduct
withinthefootballrealm.

13.Member,CommitteeforFairPlayandSocialResponsibilityPertti
Alaja(Finland)
Alajaplayedfootballinthe70sand80sandwonmanycapsasagoalkeeper.Heplayed
forFinland,Canada,Denmark,andSweden.Besidesfootball,heisalsoreknownedfor
hispoetry.Afterplaying,hetookupcoaching,andwaslatertheGeneralSecretaryfor
FAofFinland.HelaterbecameitsPresident.HewasalsothedirectorfortheWorldCup
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2010inSouthAfrica.TheCommitteeforFairPlayandSocialResponsibilitymonitors
howfairplayishandledwithinthesportoffootball.Italsosupportsfairconductand
supervisesallconductwithinthefootballrealm.

14.Chairman,FIFAAdHocElectoralCommitteeDomenicoScala(Italy)
ReigningfromItaly,butwithadualcitizenshipwithSwitzerland,Scalaobtainedhis
EconomicsdegreespecializingincorporatefinancefromtheUniversityofBasel.Hewas
namedYoungGlobalLeaderin2004,andhehasalsoservedmultiplesenior
leadershippositionsdealingwithdebtandequityrelatedcapitalmarkettransactions
andacquisitions.HewasFinanceDirectoratPanalpinaItalySpAandworkedfor
RochebeforejoiningaFIFAStandingCommittee.

15.Chairman,SecurityandIntegrityCommitteeConstantOmari(Congo
DR)
Lastyear,hebecamechairmanoftheTaskForceAgainstRacismandDiscrimination
committeeinFIFA.HeisalsoinvolvedintheDevelopmentCommittee,Organising
CommitteefortheFIFAU17WorldCup,2016FIFAReformCommittee,Organising
CommitteefortheFIFAWorldCup,ExecutiveCommittee,andStrategicCommittee.
Dealingwiththecorruptionscandal,hedidnotapproveoftheIOCsintervention.This
committeeservestoimprovesecurityandintegritywithinfootball.Itpromotesmutual
assistanceandgoodgovernancebetweenFIFAsstakeholdersandMemberAssociations.

16.Member,SecurityandIntegrityCommitteeMosesMagogo(Uganda)
MagogoreceivedhisengineeringdegreefromMakerereUniversity.Hehasheld
positionswiththeUnitedNationsandtheAfricanDevelopmentBank.Heplayed
footballwithMutundweLionFCandKinyaraSugarFV.HeiscurrentlyMemberon
CAFOrganisingCommitteeoftheInterClubchampionships,FIFAFootball
Administration&ManagementInstructor,andFUFAPresident.Hehasimplemented
governancereformsintheFUFAorganization,andheisanelectricalEngineerby
profession.

17.Chairman,MarketingandTVCommitteeTarekBouchamaoui
(Tunisia)
BouchamaouihasaroleintheFIFACouncil,CAFsRefereeCommittee,andCAF
ExecutiveCommittee.Speculationhasbeenmadeabouthispossibletaxevasion,buthe
hasnotbeenprosecuted.HeiscloselyalliedwithBenAli,andthisconnectionhas
helpedhim.TheMarketingandTVCommitteeservestoadvisetheExecutive
Committee.Thisdealswithdraftingcontractsandimplementingthembetweenthe
FIFAassociationwithmarketingandtelevisionpartners.Thiscommitteealsoanalyzes
strategiesdealingwithmarketingandtelevisionthathavealreadybeenproposed.

18.Member,DevelopmentCommitteeJasminBakovi(Bosniaand
Herzegovina)
BakoviplayedfootballforFKSarajevo,FKFamosHrasnica,andFKUnisVogoa.
BeforecomingtotheFIFAorganization,hewasasportsjournalist,specializingonthe
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gameoffootball.HealsohasbeenadministrativeandlegislativeroleswiththeBosnia
andHerzegovinaFootballFederationandSecretaryforthenationalteamsstaff.Heis
involvedwiththevariousorganizations/committees,aswell:BosniaandHerzegovina
OlympicCommitteeAssembly,OlympicCourtofHonourvicepresident,andUEFA
WomensFootballCommittee.TheDevelopmentCommitteestrivestoevaluatethe
gameoffootball,includingitstrainingprogramsandtechnicaldevelopment.

19.Member,FinanceCommitteeVanessaWittman(USA)
Currently,Wittmanislinkedtofourdifferentorganizationsviathirty
boards/committees.Since2015,shehasbeentheChiefFinancialOfficerofDropbox
Inc.ShehasalsoheldleadershiprolesinMotorolaMobility,Google,Marsh&
McLennanCompanies,Inc.,AdelphiaCommunicationsCorporation,350networks,Inc.,
MicrosoftCOrporation,andmore.ShereceivedherB.A.fromUniversityofNorth
Carolina,ChapelHillinBusinessAdministration,andwentontotheUniversityof
VirginiasDardenSchoolofBusinesstoreceiveherMBA.AsamemberoftheFinance
Committee,Vanessamonitorsthebudgetandotherfinancialstatementsofthe
organizationtolatersubmitforapprovalbytheExecutiveBoard.

20.Member,FinanceCommitteeMariosLefkaritis(Cyprus)
LefkaritishasbeenaFIFAExComembersince2007.Hehasalsofunctionedas
HonoraryPresidentoftheCyprusFAandVicePresidentandTreasurerforUEFA.Heis
anentrepreneurwhohasbeenamajorshareholderandDirectoroftheLefkaritisgroup
ofcompaniesandPetrolinaLtd.Oneofhischiefdisappointmentsregardingfootball
hasbeentherecentcorruptionscandalallegations.HeisapartofthefollowingFIFA
committees:FIFACouncilandOrganisingCommitteefortheFIFAWorldCup.Asa
memberoftheFinanceCommittee,Mariosmonitorsthebudgetandotherfinancial
statementsoftheorganizationtolatersubmitforapprovalbytheExecutiveBoard.

21.Member,FootballCommitteeGeorgeWeah(Liberia)
In1995,WeahbcameAfrican,European,andWorldPlayeroftheYear.His
backgrounddealingwithLiberiansoccerteamsallowedhimtoaccomplishthis,which
thenledtohishumanitarianandpoliticalfuture.Heretiredfromhissoccercareerin
2003.In2005,hecampaignedforaspotwithinLiberiasCongressDemocraticChange,
butdidnotwin.Otherachievementsofhisinclude:ambassadorfor1Goal,peace
ambassadorforSirleaf,andtheFIFA100.TheFootballCommitteeprimarilyfocuseson
FIFAsstructure,butalsoitsrelationshipswithdifferentsegmentsofFIFA(clubs,
Leagues,Members,ConfederationsandFIFA.

22.Member,StrategicCommitteeMichelDHooghe(Belgium)
AlsoapartoftheMedicalCommittee,DHoogheistheheadofthephysicalandsports
medicinedepartmentatBrugesHospital,wherehespecializesinsportsmedicineand
rehabilitation.HehasbeenaFIFAExComembersince1988hevaluesresponsibility,
service,andjoy.HealsobelongstothefollowingFIFACommittees:Bureauforthe
FIFAWorldCupQualifiers,CommitteeforClubFootball,FIFACouncil,FIFAMedical
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AssessmentandResearchCentre,OrganisingCommitteefortheFIFAU17WorldCup,
RefereesCommitee,andtheOrganisingCommitteefortheFIFAWorldCup.

23.Member,StrategicCommitteeHerbertHainer(Germany)
Inchargeofthemarketingportionofthecommittee,Hainerhashadahistorywiththe
ExecutiveboardofAdidasAGandothermarketingcompanieswhereheserved
supervisorypositions.Heobtainedadegreeineconomics,andHaineralsowaspartof
theSupervisoryBoard.

24.Member,OrganizingCommitteefortheFIFAWorldCupSenesErzik
(Turkey)
ErzikhasbeenamemberofFIFAExCosince1996,alsohavingservedasUEFAsfirst
VicePresident,HonoraryPresidentTurkishFA.HegraduatedfromBosphorus
UniversitywithadegreeinEconomicstobecomeaconsultant.Healsohashadroles
withintheUnitedNations(Unicefmarketingadvisor),HoffmanLaroche(Planning
controlmanager),andSandozPharmaceuticalsinTurkeyandKoreaRepublic
(MarketingmanagerandManagingdirector).Heupholdsprinciplesofteamworkand
responsiblity,andhealsoisamemberofthefollowingcommittees:Associations
Committee,BeachSoccerCommittee,FIFACouncil,andSecurityandIntegrity
Committee.

25.Member,OrganizingCommitteefortheFIFAWorldCupLydia
Nsekera(Burundi)
NsekeraisapartofthefollowingcommitteesintheFIFAorganization:Committeefor
WomensFootballandtheFIFAWomensWorldCup,OrganisingCommitteeforthe
FIFAU20WomensWorldCup,OrganisingCommitteefortheOlympicFootball
Tournaments,andFIFACouncil.

26.SpecialAdvisor,OrganizingCommitteefortheFIFAWorldCup
HassanAlThawadi(Qatar)
AlThawadiservesastheSpecialAdvisorforthe2022QatariWorldCupandand
SecretaryGeneralfortheSupremeCommittee.HewasCEOintheBidCommitteefor
the2022WorldCup.HegraduatedwithalawdegreefromtheStateofQatar.
Previously,hehasworkedwithQatarPetroleumandHassadFoodCompany.

27.Chairman,MediaCommitteeSunilGulati(USA)
GulatiservesasaninternationaleconomicslectureratColumbiaUniversityinclasses
suchas:GlobalEconomy,SportsEconomics,andPrinciplesofEconomics.Hischief
goalwithFIFAistocreatethelargestgameoffootballintheworld,whichservesashis
motivationforhispositioninthiscommittee.Healsospecializesinrelationship
management,corporatefinance,businessdevelopment,investmentbanking,risk
managementandcorporatestrategy.Hehasextensivebanking,technology,and
leadershipexperiences,andGulatihasalsohandledstrategicandcorporateM&A
exercisesthroughpreviouswork.

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28.Member,MediaCommitteeAviLuzon(Israel)
Luzonpromotessocialvaluesforthegameoffootball,advocatingagainstracismand
discriminationinthegame.HeistheformerIsraelFootballAssociationchairman,
wherehewasallegedlyconsideredincorrigibleandineptdealingwithhis
outspokennessand(claimsof)profanity.

29.Member,MediaCommitteeLarryKilman(UnitedStates)
Representingover18,000publications,15,000onlinesitesandover3,000companies
inmorethan120countries,KilmanservesastheSecretaryGeneralforWANIFRA
newspaperandnewscompany.HehasalsoheldpositionsintheAssociatedPress,
AgenceFrancePresseandRadioFreeEurope.

30.Chairman,2016FIFAReformCommitteeFrancoisCarrard
(Switzerland)
Dr.CarrardwasappointedforthispositionduetohiseffectiveleadershipasDirector
GeneraloftheInternationalOlympicCommittee,inparticularwiththereformsmadein
referencetothe2002SaltLakeCityWinterOlympics.Hiscorevaluesincludeintegrity,
deliveranceofhisWord,teamwork,andsupport.Hisbackgroundinmanagingalaw
firm,Carrard&Associes,hasgivenhimtheexperienceneededforthisjob.He
specialisesincorporatelaw,banking,financeandsportslaw.Hiscorporateexperience
andadvisoryrolesregardinggovernancereformhasgivenhimdirectorshipofthe
followingboards:interalia,CompagnieFinanciereTraditionSA(vicechairman),
BanqueLandolt&CieSA(vicechairman),OlympicBroadcastingServicesSAandIOC
Television&MarketingServicesSA.

31.Chairman,DisputeResolutionChamberGeoffThompson(England)
ThompsonleftFIFAsExCocommittee,butafterEnglands2018biddingfortheWorld
Cup,hechosetoendorsethereelectionofSeppBlatter.Thompsonhasbeenamember
ofthePlayersStatusCommitteeandtheCommitteeforClubFootball,inadditiontothe
DisputeResolutionChamber.Thompsonhasalsopreviouslybeenthechairmanforthe
FootballAssociationandhasheldroleswithSheffieldandHallamshire.

32.DeputyChairman,AssociationsCommitteeH.R.H.PrinceAbdullah
(Malaysia)
In1994,PrinceAbdullahledthecrusadeagainstfootballbriberyandalsobecame
DeputyPresidentforFAM(FootballAssociationofMalaysia)andlaterVicePresident
fortheAFC(AsianFootballConfederation).Hehaspreviouslychairedthefollowing
committees:AFCsTechnicalCommittee,AFCsDevelopmentCommittee,FIFAYouth
Committee,FIFAConfederationsCup(2003).Hevaluespassion,dedicationand
determination.HehasalsopushedforMalaysianfootballprogramstohelpopenup
groundforprospects.

33.Member,AssociationsCommitteePeterGilleron(Switzerland)
Gilleronplayedfootballduringschoolandstudiedlawoncehereacheduniversity.He
wasthePresidentofFCMinerva,alawyerattheFederalDepartmentofSocialSecurity,
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theheadofSwissCheeseUnion,andGeneralSecretaryofSwissFootballAssociation.
Hebelievesprofessionalismandonesgrassrootsareessentialforfootballdevelopment.
HenotedhowThepolitical,economicandsocialimportanceoffootballalsoneedstobe
betterrecognisedinsociety

34.Member,Bureau2018FIFAWorldCupRussiaVitalyMutko
(Russia)
MutkohasrepresentedtheRussianFootballUnionfrom20052010andhasalsobeena
partoftheTechnicalDevelopmentCommissionandTaskForce:FortheGoodofthe
Game.Othercommitteesthatheisapartofinclude:FIFACouncil,Organising
CommitteefortheFIFAWorldCup,OrganisingCommitteefortheFIFA
ConfederationsCup,andSecurityandIntegrityCommittee.

35.Member,BureaufortheFIFAWorldCupQualifiersSoniaBien
Aime(TurksandCaicosIslands)
BienAimeisthefirstwomanevertoholdanonfemaledesignatedvotingpositionon
FIFAsExecutiveCommittee.SheisthePresidentofTurksandCaicosIslandsFootball
AssociationandamemberofCONCACAFsExecutiveCommittee.

36.Member,MedicalCommitteeDr.JiriDvorak(Switzerland)
Dr.DvorakworkswiththeFootballforHealthProject,researchingwithinbrain
injuries,andpreventingcommunicableandnoncommunicablediseases.Heisa
professorandSeniorConsultantdealingwithneurology,andisalsoFIFAsChief
MedicalOfficer.Heisaneditorattwodifferentpublishingagencies,andhasalso
contributedover300articlesand40booksthroughouthiscareer.

37.MemberCompetition,RefereesCommitteeLeeHarmon(Cook
Islands)
HarmonbeganhiscareerasthePresidentofCookIslandsFootballAssociation.Thisled
tomoreexposurebeingbroughttoCookIslands,andextendingthesphereand
influenceoffootballthroughouttheislands.HeestablishedtheCookIslands
AssociationHeadquartersandanacademyduringhispositionasPresident,aswell.
Harmonhasapassionforfootball,butwasunabletocompeteafteranautomotive
accident.

38.MemberDevelopment,RefereesCommitteeMikeRiley(England)
Rileyhasbeenarefereeforovertwentyyears.HejoinedFIFAfiveyearsafterstarting
andin2002,heassistedintheFACupfinal,in2004theLeagueCupfinal,andin2005,
theFootballLeagueChampionshipplayofffinal.Currently,heistheProfessionalGame
MatchOfficialsmanager.

39.Member,PlayersStatusCommitteeNormanDarmaninDemajo
(Malta)
Hewontitles,FATrophies,andMalteseCupsasapartofVallettaFC.Since1998,hehas
beenapartoftheMaltaFootballAssociationandlaterwastheirtreasurerand
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president.Heiscommittedtoinvestinginfootballinfrastructure,andstrengthening
theisland'stechnicalsectorandgrassrootsfootball.Hevalueshonorwithinthefootball
sector,aswell.

ConfederationBureauoftheCouncil
TheBureauoftheCouncildealswithimmediatesettlementsofFIFACouncilmeetings.
Decisionsmusthaveanimmediatelegaleffect.ThedecisionsmadebyBureauofthe
CouncilareratifiedbytheFIFACouncil,andifthePresidentisunavailable,thenthe
VicePresident(IssaHayataou)willtakehis/herplace.Adeputyispermittedtotakethe
placeforamemberifthememberisnotabletoattend.

40.President,CAFIssaHayataou
AfterSeppBlatterssuspension,Hayatou,thesonofanorthernCameroonsultan,took
hispositionin2015.HewastheleaderofAfricansoccerfor27yearsbeforethisjob.He
wasFIFAsseniorVPbeforehand,aswell.Hesuffersmanyhealthissues,sothisjobis
notapermanentsetforhim,buthehasdeclaredhisabsolutededicationtoitwhile
upholdingtheposition.Heusedtobeaphysicaleducationteacherbeforehiscareer
withFIFA.

41.President,CONCACAFVictorMontagliani(Canada)
MontaglianiholdspartsintheCanadianSoccerAssociationsince2012asitsPresident
andDirector.HeisaffiliatedwiththeFIFAWomensWorldCupCanadaandBritish
ColumbiaSoccerAssociation,andheisalsoapartoftheFIFACouncil.Heisa
businessmanwhousedtoplaywiththeclubColumbusF.C.teaminCanada.Hebecame
Presidentthisyear.

42.President,CONMEBOLAlejandroDominguez(Paraguay)
DominguezbecamePresidentofthisconfederationthisyearafterthescandal.He
recievedallofthevotesfortheposition.Inlightofsurroundingevents,hepromisedto
revampandrestoretheassociation.Herealizesandstressestheimportanceofthecrisis
athandandstates,"Theirregular,inadequateandimmoralwaysoftheorganizationin
ourcontinentdemandsthatwetakeexemplarydecisions.

43.President,OceaniaFootballConfederationDavidChung(PapauNew
Guinea)
ChunghasbeenaFIFAExComembersince2011.HeisinvolvedinBureau2018FIFA
WorldCupRussia,EmergencyCommittee,FinanceCommittee,MedicalCommittee,
OrganisingCommitteefortheFIFAWorldCup,BureaufortheFIFAWorldCup
Qualifiers,FIFACouncil,MarketingandTVCommittee,andStrategicCommittee.He
becamePresidentofthePapauNewGuineaFootballAssociationin2004.Hebeganhis
careerwithamultinationalcompanyassociatedwithlogging,retail,hotels,and
wholesale.Hehadbeenasoccercoach,player,andrefereeinPapauNewGuinea,as
well.
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44.President,AFCShaikhSalmanbinEbrahimAlKhalifa(Bahrain)
HebecamePresidentin2013andisapartoftheFIFAExecutiveCommitteeatthe
ExtraordinaryCongress.HealsovaluesthediversityofAsia,andhebelievesthatisa
toolofstrengthtopromotesolidaritybetweentheplayers,clubs,leagues,andMember
Associations.Hispositionhasallowedhimtocampaignagainstmatchfixing,
unificationofAsianfootball,andupholdingasafeaurawithintherealmoffootball.He
hastakenactivestepstoasserttheseprinciplesandridofcorruptionwithintheFIFA
board.

45.President,UEFAAngelMariaVillarLlona(Spain)
VillarLlona,aformermidfielder,alsorepresentedAthleticBilbaoandwasPresidentof
theSpanishFootballFederation.AsidefromtheSpanishFootballFederation,Llonaalso
wasVPinFIFAsUEFAConfederation.Thisiscurrentlyhisseventhterminofficeof
RFEF,beginningin1988.Previously,heservedasalawyer,aswell.Heisapartofthe
Bureau2018FIFAWorldCupRussia,EmergencyCommittee,OrganisingCommittee
fortheFIFAWorldCup,StrategicCommittee,CommitteeforClubFootball,FIFA
Council,andRefereesCommittee.

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