EPFL increases representativeness in FIFA

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FIFA, the world football’s governing body, has appointed several EPFL representatives to a number of its Standing Committees for the current four-year cycle (2011-15).
The representation of the European Leagues in the FIFA’s decision-making bodies and processes will be as follows:

  • FIFA STRATEGIC COMMITTEE
    Sir David RICHARDS (EPFL Chairman/ Premier League Chairman)
  • FIFA COMMITTEE OF CLUB FOOTBALL
    Frédéric THIRIEZ (EPFL Deputy Chairman/ President of the French League)
    Emanuel MACEDO DE MEDEIROS (EPFL CEO)
  • FIFA FOOTBALL COMMITTEE
    Richard SCUDAMORE (Premier League CEO)

In addition to that, the EPFL shall be represented by José Luis Astiazarán (EPFL Board member and President of the Spanish League) in the Independent Governance Committee, an independent body in charge of reviewing the reform process of FIFA’s governance structures and processes.

Finally, other EPFL representatives, who had been previously appointed, will continue carrying out their respective mandates in the following FIFA bodies:

  • SUB-COMMITTEE ON TRANSFERS OF MINORS
    José Luis ASTIAZARAN (Board Member/ President of the Spanish League)
     
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHAMBER
    Philippe DIALLO (Director General of UCPF)
    Mario GALLAVOTTI (Legal Consultant of Italian League Serie A)
     
  • LEGAL COMMITTEE
    Thomas GRIMM (EPFL Board Member/ President of Swiss League – mandates ceased in December 2011)

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