Jeffrey Webb

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Jeffrey Webb
CONCACAF President
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 May 2012 (2012-05-23)
Preceded by Jack Warner
Personal details
Born (1964-09-24) September 24, 1964 (age 49)[1]
Nationality Cayman Islands
Residence George Town, Cayman Islands
Alma mater Hillsborough Community College

Jeffrey Webb (born 1964), is the president of CONCACAF and the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and FIFA Vice President.

He was educated at Hillsborough Community College in the United States. His career in the football field spans almost three decades. He was appointed as President of the Cayman Islands Football Association in 1991.[2]

CIFA’s accomplishments under Webb’s administration and leadership were widely recognized and in 1994 he was co-opted as a member of the CFU Executive Committee, and member of FIFA’s Protocol Committee in 1995. Prior to his appointment to CIFA, Webb served as President of the local football club Strikers FC.

Moreover, within FIFA’s governing body, in 2002 Webb became Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Internal Audit Committee and subsequently Chairman in 2011. He is a former member of FIFA’s Transparency and Compliance Committee and, most recently, was appointed as member of FIFA’s Strategic, Finance, Organizing World Cup and Emergency Committees.

Webb also took part of FIFA’s delegations to the World Cup including France (1998), U.S. Women’s World Cup (1999), Korea/Japan (2002), Germany (2006), and South Africa (2010).

Webb was a Business Development Manager at Fidelity Bank(Cayman) Limited, a subsidiary of Fidelity Bank & Trust International Limited, which is involved in retail banking, investment banking, corporate finance and asset management. Outside of banking, Webb co-owns a franchise of Burrell's bakery chain "Captain's Bakery" in the Cayman Islands.[3]

On May 23, 2012, in Budapest, Hungary, Webb was unanimously elected to lead the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF). He became the fourth President in the Confederation’s history and the youngest leader of any regional association within FIFA to reach this position. As CONCACAF President, his core focus is to restructure the Confederation by building solid foundations to manage, develop and promote the game with a resilient commitment to inclusiveness, accountability and transparency.

As President of CONCACAF, Webb also became FIFA Vice President and an official member of the governing body’s Executive Committee. Moreover, on March 2013 Webb was appointed by FIFA President Joseph Blatter as Chairman of the FIFA anti-discrimination task force, which will oversee all matters related to discrimination within global football.

At the time of his appointment, in 2012, Webb was President of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA).

Webb appointed a new Miami-based General Secretary Enrique Sanz de Santamaría enabling the CONCACAF head office to relocate to Miami.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeffrey Webb profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Webb proile". Cayman Active. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Brown, Rudolph (9 February 2002). "Captain's Bakery opens in Cayman". Gleaner (Jamaica). Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "CONCACAF appoints Enrique Sanz as General Secretary". CONCACAF.com. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.