FIFA creates CCO role, hires PwC


By Victoria Basham

19 September 2016 at 10:03 BST


Football's scandal-plagued governing body has announced that for the first time in its history that it has created a chief compliance officer position and hired a US-educated lawyer for the role.

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Edward Hanover obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and has been based in Singapore for the past year, working as the head of compliance in emerging markets for Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He is also a former associate at Reed Smith and Dechert.

Criminal investigation

Mr Hanover will report to FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura, and begin work in October. His new role brings him into an organisation that has been rocked by scandal and an ongoing criminal investigation in the US into whether top officials accepted bribes in exchange for its media and marketing contracts.

PwC

As part of what FIFA described as a package of reforms it has adopted, the organisation has also announced it has appointed PwC as it new auditor, replacing KPMG which stepped down in June. 

 
   
 
 
 

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