‘FIFA chief should reveal salary’
Mark Pieth, an independent Swiss lawyer managing FIFA’s reform process, challenged president Sepp Blatter and his senior executives to reveal their salaries today.Updated: Jun 01, 2013, 00:21 IST
Mark Pieth, an independent Swiss lawyer managing FIFA’s reform process, challenged president Sepp Blatter and his senior executives to reveal their salaries today.
Pieth, chairman of the Independent Governance Committee (IGC), made the demand in his address in front of 208 delegates at FIFA’s annual Congress while Blatter looked on. The reform process, which began two years ago, is intended to bring far greater transparency to world soccer’s governing body.
Pieth pulled no punches when he said that part of that
transparency included disclosing the remuneration of Blatter and his executive committee.
Blatter said earlier that the period of reform was ending at this Congress, but Pieth disagreed. “A key remaining issue in transparency is the remuneration of key officials. These did not come overnight for other organisations either but FIFA needs to catch up,” he said.