Mohammed Ben Sulayem was voted final week president of motorsport’s governing physique, the FIA.
He replaces Jean Todt, who has been FIA president since 2009 and has reached the tip of a most three phrases within the position.
Ben Sulayem was elected for the position by the FIA Member Golf equipment, forward of Graham Stoker.
The 60-year-old is from the U.A.E., the place he beforehand served because the president of the Emirates Motorsports Organisation since 2005. He additionally served as a consultant of the Center East on the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council, and in his earlier years was a profitable rally driver. He is a 14-time Center East Rally champion, profitable 61 phases from 1983 to 2002.
In his marketing campaign for the FIA presidency, Ben Sulayem mentioned he aimed to double motorsport participation worldwide, in addition to enhance its sustainability and strengthen its range and inclusion.
Curiously, Ben Sulayem has on his group Fabiana Ecclestone, present spouse of veteran Formulation One boss Bernie Ecclestone and previously head of selling for the Brazilian Grand Prix. She is going to characterize the FIA in South America.