Media Release

Fédération Internationale de Football Association

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Monday 22 March 2021, 14:57

Kenny Jean-Marie appointed FIFA Chief Member Associations Officer

FIFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenny Jean-Marie as Chief Member Associations Officer.

Kenny Jean-Marie joined FIFA in 2020 as Director of Member Associations Services, with responsibility for overseeing services to strengthen the development of FIFA’s 211 member associations through the Forward Programme.

He notably worked closely with FIFA’s former Chief Member Associations Officer, Véron Mosengo-Omba, in rolling out FIFA’s ground-breaking FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan to protect and preserve football from the consequences of the global pandemic.

A native of Guadeloupe (French West Indies), Kenny Jean-Marie is a former French high civil servant with a diverse background in terms of education (with Master’s degrees in engineering, public administration and sports governance), experience and skills. Most recently before joining FIFA, he was Chief of Staff for French FA President Noël Le Graët, and Director of International & Institutional Relations. Previous to this, he served for almost 20 years within several ministerial departments (Defence, Interior, Youth & Sports), and finally as Youth & Sports Senior Political Advisor to the French Prime Minister.

Speaking about the appointment of Kenny Jean-Marie as Chief Member Associations Officer, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Fatma Samoura said in a joint statement: “We are delighted to appoint Kenny Jean-Marie as Chief Member Associations Officer. His experience, expertise and passion for the development of football will be of tremendous benefit to FIFA and our members worldwide as we continue to grow and strengthen the game, making football truly global.”