Fatma Samoura and Emily Shaw of FIFA present Think Football 2019 in Paris (FRA) on 07/02/2019

Paris - Published Monday, November 19, 2018 - 13:14 - #133678 News Tank Football is pleased to announce the presence of two great leaders in world football at Think Football 2019, which will take place on Thursday 07/02/2019 in Paris (FRA), at the Eiffel campus of our partner INSEEC U. Sport.

These two personalities will give particular insight to one of the two main themes of the one-day event, "Women as the future of sport".

"Sportainment and Women's Sport, two growth engines" is the overall theme of Think Football 2019, the best place to understand the challenges of the sport of tomorrow.
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To view the programme of Think Football 2019, click here

Fatma Samoura, secretary general of FIFA

Fatma Samoura at Think Football 2018 - © D.R.

  • Fatma Samoura has spent a large part of her career at the United Nations. Currently, she works at FIFAFIFAFédération Internationale de Football Association with the ambition to change the world through football as the first woman to hold the secretary general position.

Emily Shaw, head of development & governance of women's football at FIFA

Emily Shaw - © D.R.

  • Emily Shaw's mission is to develop and improve girls' and women's access to football both on and off the pitch.

Think Football 2019: Sportainment and Women's Sport, two growth engines

Think Football 2019: Sportainment and Women's Sport, two growth engines

• The themes of Sportainment and Women's Sport are part of a long-term vision of the sport business, which must seek new sources of growth.

• These two general topics will be covered with a half day each.

• Two major debates will open explore this themes, one on Sportainment and one on Women's Sport, and this will be supplemented on workshops and ateliers with specialized topics led by experts.

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Fatma Samoura
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Fatma Samoura

Date of birth: 09/09/1962

Career From Until
Secretary General June 2016 Today
June 2016 Today
General Delegate for Africa August 2019 at January 2020
August 2019 January 2020
United Nations Development Programme (Nigeria)
Resident Representative February 2016 at May 2016
February 2016 May 2016
United Nations Development Programme (Madagascar)
Resident Representative October 2010 at December 2015
October 2010 December 2015
United Nations (Madagascar)
Resident Coordinator October 2010 at December 2015
October 2010 December 2015
United Nations (Niger)
Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) July 2010 at October 2010
July 2010 October 2010
United Nations (Guinea)
Representative and Country Director 2009 at 2010
2009 2010
United Nations (Eastern Chad)
Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) 2007 at 2009
2007 2009
United Nations (Cameroon)
Representative and Country Director 2005 at 2007
2005 2007
United Nations (Djibouti)
Representative and Country Director 2000 at 2005
2000 2005
WFP (United Nations World Food Programme), Italy
Senior Logistics Officer 1995 at 2000
1995 2000

• Nationality: Senegalese

• Masters in Spanish and English (Université de Lyon, FRA)

• Masters in International Relations and International Commerce (Institut d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées, IECS, Strasbourg, FRA)

Emily Shaw
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Emily Shaw

Career From Until
Head of Development and Governance January 2017 Today
January 2017 Today
Women's football development manager June 2007 at December 2016
June 2007 December 2016
Higher education institutions & diploma Year
Université de Limoges
MESGO Executive Master in European Sports Governance 2016 - 2019
2016 2019
University of St Andrews
Master of Arts (M.A.) Social Anthropology 2003 - 2007
2003 2007

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Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Founded: 1904
Headquarters: Zurich (Switzerland)
Workforce (on 31/12/2018): 813
Member federations: 211
Revenue 2018: $4.641bn/€4.097bn (on 31/12/2018)
Expenses 2018: $2.891bn/€2.552bn (of which 63%, or $1.824bn/ €1.610bn, attributable to the 2018 World Cup)
Profit before tax and financial result 2018: $1.750bn/€1.545bn
Net profit 2018: €1.814bn/€1.601bn
Reserves (on 31/12/2018): €2.745bn/€2.423bn (+80% compared to the end of the 2011-2014 cycle)

Composition of the FIFA Council:
President: Gianni Infantino (Italy-Switzerland), since 26/02/2016, re-elected by acclamation in Paris (FRA) on 05/06/2019
• Vice-presidents: Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain), David Gill (UK), Alejandro Dominguez (Paraguay), Victor Montagliani (Canada), Aleksander Ceferin (Slovenia), Ahmad Ahmad (Madagascar), Sándor Csányi (Hungary), Lambert Maltock (Vanuatu)
• Members:
- AFC: HE Du Zhaocai (China), Praful Patel (India), Kohzo Tashima (Japan), Mariano V. Araneta Jr. (Philippines), Saoud A. Aziz M A Al-Mohannadi (Qatar), Mahfuza Akhter Kiron (Bangladesh, female member)

- CAF: Lydia Nsekera (Burundi), Tarek Bouchamaoui (Tunisia), Constant Omari (Democratic Republic of Congo), Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea), N/A (Ghana), Hani Abo Rida (Egypt), Walter Nyamilandu (Malawi)

- CONCACAF: Sunil Gulati (United States), Sonia Bien Aime (Turks and Caicos), Pedro Chaluja (Panama), Luis Hernandez (Cuba).

- CONMEBOL: Fernando Sarney (Brazil), Maria Sol Munoz (Ecuador), Ramon Jesurun (Colombia), Claudio Tapia (Argentina)

- OFC: Rajesh Patel (Fiji) and Johanna Wood (New Zealand)

- UEFA: Evelina Christillin (Italy), Sándor Csányi (Hungary), Costakis Koutsokoumnis (Cyprus), Dejan Savicevic (Montenegro), Alexey Sorokin (Russia), Fernando Gomes (Portugal), Noël Le Graët (France, since 29/05/2019).
Secretary General: Fatma Samoura (Senegal), since 13/05/2016

• Deputy Secretary General:
- Alasdair Bell (United Kingdom): commercial and administrative side
- Mattias Grafström (Sweden), in charge of football issues, replaced Zvonimir Boban (Croatia), former international midfielder, who announced his departure on 14/06/2019.

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