FIFA Name Permanent Director of Communications & Public Affairs

September 15, 2011

FIFA soccer’s governing body have hired Walter De Gregorio to become their new Director of Communications & Public Affairs.

De Gregorio will takeover the role from Nicolas Maingot, who had been Acting Director, on October 2011. He will assume the role of his deputy.

De Gregorio background includes him studying history and political philosophy and over the last 20 years he has worked as a journalist, a columnist, and in management positions for various national and international newspapers.

De Gregorio has dual Swiss-Italian nationality, has two children and lives in the Zurich area.