Zurich, May 30, 2016 (Hina / Reuters) - As already announced, the former captain of the Croatian national team Zvonimir Boban (47) was appointed FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General, in charge for the development of football and organization of competitions.
Reuters news agency says that Boban will have a very important role in the new division of tasks (“two-pillar”) in FIFA, led by Gianni Infantino since February this year.
The appointment of two Deputies Secretary General, Zvonimir Boban and Marco Villiger, was announced on Monday in FIFA headquarters in Zurich. Boban will be in charge for the sports department, while the experienced lawyer Marco Villiger will be responsible for commercial and administrative activities.
The nominations were explained by the Senegalese diplomat Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, recently appointed by the FIFA Council as the next FIFA Secretary General. Ms. Samoura is also the first woman to hold the Secretary General role.