Courtesy of Women Deliver 2016

428: Lydia Nsekera

Member of the International Olympic Committee

Born: 20 April 1967, Bujumbura, Burundi

Lydia has been on the committee since 2009.

From 2004 to 2013 she served as President of the Burundi Football Federation (Fédération de Football du Burundi). Lydia was instrumental in the formation of Burundi’s National Women’s Football League.

In 2012 she was the first woman to be co-opted onto the FIFA Council for one year, the first woman to achieve that position.

In 2013 she was elected to a full four-year term becoming the first woman to hold a seat on the Executive Committee at FIFA. It only took 109 Years.

Sources:

https://www.olympic.org/ms-lydia-nsekera

https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/who-we-are/fifa-council/people/225029/

https://www.pri.org/stories/2013-06-01/lydia-nsekera-first-woman-elected-fifa-executive-109-years