Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
The AFC Executive Committee at its seventh meeting in Bahrain on April 7, 2021, approved the restructuring of the AFC Administration to ensure Asian football is in the best possible position to build on the solid platform of stability and unity created since 2013.
In the last seven years, under the leadership of Shaikh Salman, the AFC has delivered an incredible amount of development in Asian football in line with its Vision and Mission.
To help prepare for the next phase of growth and services, the AFC Administration has been restructured as follows:
a) The Competitions Division and Member Associations Division have now been restructured to ‘Competitions & Football’ and ‘Member Associations’ respectively to reflect and execute the two core business streams of the AFC.
b) Competitions & Football, which continues to lead the organisation of the AFC’s world-class national teams, futsal, club and women’s competitions and events, now oversees the Technical Division and Referees Department, and also has an oversight on the operational and delivery aspects of commercial contracts as managed by the Commercial Department.
c) Member Associations, through the Member Associations Division, now oversees the Development Department, Member Associations Governance Department, Regional Associations Governance Department and Social Responsibility Department.
d) The functions of Finance, HR and ITT Departments now fall under the purview of the Director of Finance, HR and ITT.
e) The Legal, Commercial, Communications and General Administration and Services Departments complete the Management Team of the AFC.
The AFC is confident that it now has the most appropriate structure to maximise the opportunities for Asian football to unlock its undeniable potential in the next decade by working in close partnership with its Member Associations as well as Football Marketing Asia – the AFC’s commercial partner for the rights cycles 2021-2024 and 2025-2028.
This will allow the AFC to reinforce its commitment to stage world-class competitions and to strengthen its Member Associations and Regional Associations, as outlined at previous Congresses, and so guaranteeing their continued success and technical development.