The former president of Colombia Iván Duque (2018-2022) had been received a few days ago as a distinguished member of the Wilson Center, a laboratory of ideas ('think tank') based in Washington, where it will investigate population displacement, climate crisis and democracy.
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And although everything indicates that he will be at that institute founded in 1968 in honor of former US President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921 ), this Thursday the journalist Carlos Antonio Vélez opened a new door by saying that “former president Iván Duque will be part of the Board of Directors of the Fifa Foundation”.
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Will Iván Duque work at Fifa?
In his tweet, Vélez stated:
“Former President Iván Duque will be part of the Board of Directors of the FIFA Foundation. EI< br>President of the same, Mauricio Macri, and Gianni Infantino, are bringing together a select group of personalities to lead the foundation.Duque is a great soccer fan. They hit him in the vein!” ( sic).
El Ex-Presidente Iván
Duque será parte de la
Junta Directiva de
la Fundación FIFA.EI
Presidente de la misma
Mauricio Macri y
Gianni Infantino, están
reuniendo un selecto grupo de
personalidades para liderar la fundación.Duque es un gran aficionado al fútbol. Le dieron en la vena!
— Carlos Antonio Velez (@velezfutbol) August 25, 2022
So far, FIFA has not made any new member of its foundation official. However, the international press has indeed reviewed possible new figures at the head of said entity in recent days.
A week ago, 'Vertex Media' reported that the pioneer soccer administrator of Sierra Leone , FIFA Council member and CAF Executive Committee member, Madam Isha Johansen, was elected a member of the FIFA Foundation Board during a virtual FIFA meeting.
However, the organization that governs professional football worldwide has not confirmed the appointment.
What does the FIFA Foundation do?
Established in March 2018, The FIFA Foundation was created as an independent entity with the objectives of helping to promote positive social change around the world and raise support for the recovery and reconstruction of damaged or destroyed sports infrastructure around the world.
How is the Board made up?
At the moment, the members of the FIFA Foundation Board are:
President of the Board of the FIFA Foundation: Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA.
Executive President of the Board of Directors – Mauricio Macri, (former president of the Federation Argentina de Fútbol and Argentina).
Isha Johansen, member of the FIFA Council, member of the CAF Executive Committee and former president of the Sierra Leone FA.
Sonia Fulton, Fifa Council member and chairman of the Caucus and Turks FA.
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