Ms Lydia NSEKERA

Entry in the IOC 2009
Born 20 April 1967
Ms Lydia NSEKERA

Ms Lydia NSEKERA

BDI

Education

Degree in Economic and Administrative Sciences, University of Burundi (1992)

Career

Company director, Garage Tanganyika Cars (2002-); Internal auditor, Brasserie et Limonaderie du Burundi (1994-2001)

Sports practised

Basketball, athletics (high jump)

Sports administration

Member of the Atlético Olympic Football Club national men’s league (2000-2007), Honour President (2007-2013) and Vice-President (2014-); Leader of a women’s football club (2001-2015); President of the Burundi Football Federation (2004-2013); Member of the Burundi National Olympic Committee (NOC) Women and Sport Commission (2001-2006); Member of the Organising Committee of the 5th African women’s football championships (2006); Member of the Burundi NOC Executive Bureau (2006-2017) and President of the Burundi NOC (2017-); Member of the Organising Committee of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Olympic Football Tournaments (2006-2016); Member of the Women’s Football Commission of the African Football Confederation (CAF) (2006-2012); Member of the Executive Committee of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (2007-2011); Member of the Organising Committee of the Olympic football tournaments in Beijing (2008); Member of the Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup, Chile (2008); Member (2011-2013), then President (2013-2016) of the Women's Football and the FIFA Women's World Cup Commission; coopted (2012) then elected (2013) by the FIFA Congress as FIFA Executive Committee Member; Vice-President of the FIFA Development Committee (2017-); Member of the FIFA Foundation Board; Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) (2014-2018)

Awards and distinctions

One of the FIFA representatives at the medal presentations for women’s football at the Games of the Olympiad, Beijing 2008; Nominated by the Bujumbura Mayor as one of the 10 best women workers of 2008; Winner of the IOC Women and Sport Award (2009); Named to the Order of the Peoples Friendship of the Republic of Burundi (2012); Named by Presidential Decree to the Council of National Orders and Honours of the Republic of Burundi (2018)

IOC History

Member (2010-2014) then Chair (2014-2015) of the Women and Sport Commission; Chair of the Women in Sport Commission (2015-); Member of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (2011-2014), Marketing (2014-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2013-2021), Communications (2015-), Evaluation for the Youth Olympic Games 2022 (2018), Coordination for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-)