“Corruption does not only affect the economy but has a great impact on sports also. Match manipulation is the most prominent form of competition corruption and poses a major threat to football worldwide.

The FIFA Integrity Initiative is FIFA’s response to preserving the integrity of football and the way forward.”

Ralf Mutschke has been appointed FIFA’s Director of Security on 1 June 2012 and and is responsible for matters related to the integrity and protection of the game itself along with matters concerning match manipulation for sporting advantage (FIFA integrity initiative).

Mutschke is also in charge of all safety and security matters related to FIFA competitions across the world, global security concepts for football in general, safety and security at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich and for the FIFA President and the FIFA administration.

Ralf Mutschke (55) has 33 years of experience in various roles at the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA), where he was a senior manager leading the operational services subdivision and the deputy head of the central CID services division.

His previous experience at the BKA includes supervising contact with team security officers at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™. A former police officer in Germany, Mutschke also held leading positions at INTERPOL, where he was the director of the regional and national police services and the assistant director of the sub-directorate for crimes against persons and property.

He has also played football for various clubs in Germany at the highest amateur level (Sportfreunde Seligenstadt, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt and SV Wiesbaden).