FIA: Qatar’s Nasser Khalifa Al Attiyah voted FIA Vice President for Sport Middle East replacing Ben Sulayem
Paris, Dec 6th, 2013 -The FIA General Assembly, held in Paris, France, marked the end of the annual meeting week attended by sport and mobility FIA Member Clubs from around the world and which culminated with the FIA Prize Giving Gala that evening. The FIA President, Jean Todt, along with Senate President Nick Craw and Deputy Presidents Brian Gibbons and Graham Stoker, welcomed the delegates to the meeting, thanking them for their active participation in the week’s activities.
Nasser Al Attiyah is voted as Vice President of FIA for Sport in Middle East region-
In a historical achievement for Qatar, and the wider Gulf region, Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Attiyah – the head of the Qatari National Sporting Authority (QMMF) and General manager of Losail International Circuit, was newly elected as a FIA Vice President for Sport, replacing UAE’s Mohammed Ben Sulayem Sulayem who had previously served two terms as the Vice President for Sport, since 2008 under current FIA President Jean Todt and his predecessor, Max Mosley.
John Todd was re-elected for the second successive period till Dec.2017, Todt was un-challenged, due to British candidate David Ward failing to submit a full list of votes as per the regulatory procedures of FIA.
Al Attiyah is the first Arab to occupy the same position in two separate International unions of both FIA & FIM [Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme].
The Frenchman John Todd list was announced the favourite to head the FIA, the list includes 27 members, 6 of them are Vice Presidents joining Al Attiyah in the election.
Al Attiyah is currently in charge of the Middle East region for Sport while Ben Sulayem now heads the region as Vice President for the Mobility aspect of the FIA.
Al Attiyah announced his full proud and satisfaction as a Qatari, Gulf, and Arab of this achievement
“I am sure that what has come true here in the headquarter of FIA – France – at the general assembly meeting, something I am personally as a Qatari, Gulf, and Arab proud of it” Al Attiyah Said.
Al Attiyah also emphasized that such achievement is considered a commitment to promote and develop the concept of FIA in the Middle East region, and this is what we all seek throughout this position.
FIA President and Presidential list- a full list can be viewed on the FIA website here
FIA President Jean Todt was unanimously elected for a second four-year term by the Members of the General Assembly. The President of the Senate, Deputy and Vice Presidents were also adopted as part of the Presidential List:
President of the Senate Nicholas Craw (ACCUS, United States of America)
Deputy President, Sport Graham Stoker (MSA, United Kingdom)
Deputy President, Mobility Brian Gibbons (NZAA, New Zealand)
Regional Vice Presidents for Sport:
Middle East Nasser Khalifa Al-Attiyah (QMMF, Qatar)
Africa Surinder Thatthi (MSA, South Africa)
North America José Abed (OMDAI, Mexico)
South America Hugo Mersan (TACPY, Paraguay)
Asia-Pacific Morrie Chandler (Motor Sport NZ, New Zealand)
Europe Michel Boeri (ACM, Monaco)
Europe Carlos Gracia Fuertes (RFEA, Spain)