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Nick Craw Elected FIA Deputy President for Sport


13 Nov 2008



Nick Craw Elected FIA Deputy President for Sport


Nick Craw, President of the Automobile Competition Committee for the US, has been elected as the new FIA Deputy

President for Sport. At its annual meeting in Paris today, the FIA General Assembly, the supreme executive body

of the FIA, voted unanimously for Craw’s election.

Craw has been involved in motor sport for over 30 years. As a driver, he raced touring cars as well as single-seat

formula cars and was twice IMSA National Champion. Following a two-year stint as Director of the US Peace Corps in the early 1970s, he joined the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), the largest amateur motor sports club in the US.

Craw, who has an MBA from Harvard Business School, was President and CEO of SCCA for 17 years and was pivotal in

organising Formula One races and sanctioning motor racing events throughout the US.

Through his role at the SCCA, Craw became a board member of ACCUS, which serves as the interface between the

national racing bodies in the US and the FIA. He left the SCCA in 2001 to become Executive Director of US Sailing,

the national governing body for sailing. But he always retained his strong links with motor sport and was elected

as ACCUS President in 2005.

As well as serving as FIA Deputy President for Sport, Craw will continue to sit on the management committee for

the FIA Motor Sport Safety Development Fund.

The FIA General Assembly, which consists of the presidents of each of the FIA's member clubs and national

organisations, also elected the following to fill vacated positions.


Vice President of the FIA for Sport


Mohammed Ben Sulayem  ATCUAE (United Arab Emirates)


Member of World Motor Sport Council


Enrico Gelpi    ACI (Italy)


Vice President of the FIA for Mobility and the Automobile


Jorge Rosales   ACA (Argentina)


Member of World Council for Mobility and the Automobile


Karen Bryden   AASA (South Africa)
Tim Shearman   CAA (Canada)
Rudolph Zumbühl   TCS (Switzerland)
Augusto Lagman   AAP (Phillipines)


FIA Honorary Deputy President


Marco Piccinini   ACM (Monaco)


President of the FIA Academy


Rosario Alessi   ACI (Italy)


The FIA General Assembly unanimously approved the appointment of Carlos Barbosa, President of ACP (Portugal),

as the FIA Representative to the European Commission for the interests of motor sport.


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