No accommodation for FIFA Secretary General

The FIFA Compensation Sub-Committee and the FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, have agreed that the FIFA secretary general’s gross basic salary will be CHF 1.3 million plus benefits, it was disclosed yesterday.

Similarly, the FIFA Compensation Sub-Committee and the FIFA President, Giovani Infantino, have agreed that the president’s gross basic salary will be CHF 1.5 million per year plus benefits.

Samoura’s benefits will only include “a car and contribution for expenses in accordance with FIFA’s expenses regulations (CHF 2,000 per month),” the statement said.

Infantino will, however, enjoy a “car and lodging free of charge during term of office and contribution for expenses in accordance with FIFA’s expenses regulations (CHF 2,000 per month).”

The statement said that the compensation sub-committee, chaired by Tomaz Vesel, determined these figures by taking into account a number of factors, including two independent expert opinions prepared by external human resources consultants.

“The Compensation Sub- Committee decided that bonuses would not be awarded for 2016 because the sub-committee members, the president and the secretary general believe that FIFA’s current compensation policy is inadequate and open to malfunction and misuse.

Bonus payments from 2017 onwards will be awarded in accordance with objective criteria related to FIFA’s mission and operations as well as the outcome of the organisational reforms that are currently being implemented.

“All elements of the contracts of the President and Secretary General are in line with Swiss law and FIFA rules and regulations. All amounts paid this year will be presented in FIFA’s 2016 Financial and Governance Report.

The Compensation Sub- Committee will regularly monitor the implementation of the contracts to ensure full compliance”.