Justice Mukul Mudgal, retired judge of Delhi High Court, on 12 May 2017 was elected as the Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee.
The appointment was made at the world football governing body’s 67th Congress at Manama, Bahrain.
Mudgal, who until now served as the Deputy Chairman of the Committee, will take the office for four years effective immediately.
Finland’s Olli Rehn, who is the former Vice-President of the European Commission, will be the Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Governance Committee.
Justice Mudgal was the first choice for the FIFA Council and his name was proposed for the vacant position after Miguel Maduro was removed for his role.
Maduro allegedly played a role in blocking Russian World Cup official Vitaly Mutko from retaining his seat on ruling council.
The FIFA Governance Committee deals with, and advises and assists the Council on all FIFA governance matters.
About Justice Mukul Mudgal
• Justice Mukul Mudgal is a retired Indian judge of Delhi High Court.
• He was born in New Delhi to Professor Vinay Chandra Maudgalya, a renowned classical musician from the Gwalior gharana.
• He completed his schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.
• He completed B.Sc. (Hons) from Hindu College, University of Delhi, followed by LL.B from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
• He started his career as an advocate at the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court in 1973.
• He was appointed as a Judge of the Delhi High Court on 2 March 1998.
• He served as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court from 2009 to 2011.
• In 2014, he headed Mudgal Committee, which included Additional Solicitor General of India L Nageswara Rao and senior advocate and former cricket umpire Nilay Dutta, appointed by the Supreme Court to conduct an independent inquiry into the allegation of corruption, betting and spot-fixing in 2013 Indian Premier League.
Who: Justice Mukul Mudgal
When: 12 May 2017