Golden 25 -- #23 Lydia Nsekera

(ATR) IOC member from Burundi, first female elected to FIFA executive committee ...

(ATR) IOC member since 2008 and in 2013 the first female elected to the FIFA executive committee.

The Burundi sports leader will play a leading role for the federation in this year of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

At 37, Nsekera is emblematic of the next generation of leadership for the IOC as a member of key commissions such as marketing, Tokyo 2020 and Women and Sport, which she chairs.

2014 ranking: unranked

The Around the Rings Golden 25, now in its 19th year, is sponsored by EY.

The list spotlights 25 individuals who will have substantial influence on the Olympic Movement in the year ahead. The Golden 25 is compiled by the staff of Around the Rings, the world’s most experienced journalistic team dedicated to covering the Olympics.

The countdown from number 25 began December 20. The number-one position will be announced Jan 1, 2015.

Reported by Ed Hula

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