Head of Sustainability & Diversity, FIFA  

Federico Addiechi is responsible for sustainability and diversity at FIFA and reports to the Secretary General.

Federico worked in various capacities in the sports industry before joining FIFA in 2003, to take charge of the CSR and humanitarian activities of world football’s governing body and of its relationship with the United Nations system and non-governmental organisations.

In his role as the Head of Sustainability, Federico has initiated and implemented programmes to address, amongst others, social development through football, child labour, human rights, labour rights, climate protection, waste management, accessibility for fans, discrimination and green stadiums. He has also contributed to the strengthening of FIFA’s management system through the integration of sustainability standards, policies and reporting frameworks for FIFA and the FIFA World Cups.

As a former professional volleyball player (Argentinian National Team; Italian and Swiss leagues) and through his current role as Board Member of the Swiss Volleyball Federation, he has intimate knowledge of the world of sports administration and competition management as an athlete, manager and official.

Federico is Argentinian, Italian and Swiss citizen. He has undergraduate studies in Engineering at University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, and Human Sciences and Philology at University of Catania, Italy. He holds an Executive MBA from University of Dallas, USA, and completed the Executive Programme on Corporate Social Responsibility at Harvard Business School, USA.

Federico speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French, German and Portuguese and is lecturer on sustainability and sport at numerous courses, conferences and seminars worldwide, as well as at the CIES post-graduate studies.