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Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected new FIA president | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Printed On Dec 18, 2021 12:27:00 AM

Sulayem turns into the primary non-European president of motorsport’s governing physique.

Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been elected as the brand new president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Vehicle (FIA). He succeeds Jean Todt, who retires from the function after 12 years, having served the utmost three phrases potential

  • Sulayem succeeds Todt as FIA president
  • Received 61.6 p.c of votes
  • Todt retires after serving three phrases

Mohammed Ben Sulayem profession

Sulayem received 61.6 p.c of the votes from FIA member golf equipment, defeating Brit Graham Stoker, who served because the FIA’s deputy president for sport below Todt. He turns into the primary non-European president of motorsport’s governing physique. 

Born in Dubai, Sulayem is a 14-time Center East rally champion and has was beforehand vice-president of mobility and tourism on the FIA. He has been the chairman of the United Arab Emirates motorsport federation since 2006.

He has been elected for a four-year time period and has appointed Carmelo Sanz de Barros as President of the Senate, Robert Reid as Deputy President for Sport and Tim Shearman as Deputy President for Mobility.

Sulayem appears to push range in motorsport

Amongst his election guarantees for his four-year time period, Ben Sulayem has vowed to double motorsport participation, put best-practice governance buildings in place and bolster range and inclusion.

“I thank all of the Member Golf equipment for his or her esteem and belief. I congratulate Graham for his marketing campaign and his engagement to the Federation. I want to specific my infinite gratitude within the identify of the FIA and that of its Members to Jean Todt for all that has been achieved over the previous 12 years. I’m dedicated to pursuing the necessary work and make motor sport and mobility take additional steps ahead,” he stated.

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