Fifa has appointed the first female general Secretary in the person of Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura.
The Senegalese will replace ormer secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was banned from football-related activity for 12 years.
"It is essential Fifa incorporates fresh perspectives as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation," said Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
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"She has a proven ability to build and lead teams, and improve the way organisations perform. Importantly for Fifa, she also understands that transparency and accountability are at the heart of any well-run and responsible organisation."
Samoura, 54 has worked for the United Nations for 21 years and will start her work at football's governing body in June.