Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has been elected to the World Motor Sport Council during a vote conducted at the council’s meeting held on Friday. 

The council is a crucial governance organ and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) President Jean Todt said Amina’s election was important for the FIA’s push 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,” tweeted Todt as he made the announcement. 

Peter Bayer, the FIA secretary general, and Kenya Motor Sports Federation President Phineas Kimathi have applauded CS Amina on her new assignment. 

Amina has welcomed her election which highlights the importance of Kenya on the global sports management landscape. 

FIA was established in 1904, is headquartered in Paris, France and represents 243 international motoring and sporting organisations from 146 countries. 

Amina’s election just a day after losing a bid to become the World Trade Organisation Director-General to Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee.