Kenya’s Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has been elected to the World Motor Sport Council.
The election comes ahead of the World Rally Championships set to be held in Kenya next year following the postponement due to coronairus.
Amina’s post is the key in governance of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
FIA President Jean Todt said Amina’s appointment was important for the FIA’s drive for gender equality.
“Amina Mohamed, Minister for Sports, Heritage and Culture of Kenya, elected as a new member of the World Motor Sport Council. A great asset for @FIA advancing gender equality and diversity,” Todt tweeted.
FIA secretary general Peter Bayer and Kenya Motor Sports Federation President Phineas Kimathi congratulated Amina on her appointment.
Amina said her election underscored the importance of Kenya on the global sports management landscape.
Besides the World Motor Sport Council, the other main administrative organ of the FIA is the World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism.
Amina’s election on Friday came just a day after she lost the race for the World Trade Organisation’s Director-General’s position to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee.