Mohammad Ben Sulayem chaired for the first time in the office of the president of the FIA the first two meetings of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) held remotely. The new era of the International Automobile Federation after the long reign of Jean Todt immediately sanctioned novelties of a certain importance. In line with the commitments already made by the President and the strong will expressed by the members of the FIA during the Annual General Assembly (AGM) 2021 last December in Paris, the issues of transparency and collaboration were at the basis of the debate held during these two sessions of the WMSC.
“As provided for by the FIA Statute, and following the election of new members of the World Council at the AGM, two important sets of decisions have been taken”, reads the ‘minutes’ published on the official website of the Federation. These include the launch of a robust new governance process, including a totally independent financial audit of the FIAAnd the hiring of an FIA Director General (CEO). These solutions have been adopted to give the new course clear legitimacy and strong momentum for the years to come. “A new era has begun for the FIA, through the creation of a governance structure based on openness and global diversity – commented Mohammed Ben Sulayem – it is an essential pillar of our strategy and I warmly thank the members of the World Councils who approved the changes. The responsibility and authority of the World Councils will be increased. A more effective supervision model will be designed, stakeholder priorities will be aligned and responsible and cost-effective action will be ensured. To achieve these goals, the governing bodies and administration of the Federation will work closely together to make the FIA the global voice of motor sport and mobility”.