Mohammed Ben Sulayem Elected FIA President

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Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been elected President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). He succeeds Jean Todt, who has served the maximum three terms since his election in 2009. 

Sulayem, from the United Arab Emirates, has served as the president of the Emirates Motorsports Organisation (EMSO) since 2005 and was FIA World Motor Sport Council Vice President for the Middle East. Also a former Rally driver, he was a 14-time FIA Middle East Rally Champion, winning 61 international events from 1983 to 2002.

Elected for a four-year term, he 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.

“I wish to express my infinite gratitude in the name of the FIA and that of its Members to Jean Todt for all that has been achieved over the past 12 years. I am committed to pursuing the important work and [making] motorsports and mobility take further steps forward,” Sulayem stated.

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