The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme is set for some new leadership, as Steve Aeschlimann has been appointed to take over from Ignacio Verneda as CEO of the FIM.
Aeschlimann has been a senior member of the FIM since 2011, holding several high ranks within the organization during his tenure. Before joining the FIM, Aeschlimann was the Director of the UEFA, the European Football Union.
Now as the CEO of the FIM, Aeschlimann’s goal will be to modernize motorcycling’s highest governing body, which will be no easy task.
“It is a great honor to be able to serve the FIM in this new role. There are so many fantastic projects to be piloted to develop motorcycling throughout the world in collaboration with our 113 national federations and our Continental Unions and in order to better support them, in the field of sport, of course, but also in relation to our numerous beyond sporting activities, especially the defence of the interests of motorcyclists,” said Aeschlimann.
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, the FIM President Vito Ippolito said: “The appointment of Mr. Aeschlimann is part of a plan drawn up by the FIM Board several years ago.”
“We are delighted to be able to benefit from the competences of Mr. Aeschlimann in his new position and are convinced that he will bring new expertise and ideas for the further implementation of the Strategic Plan and the modernisation of the FIM.”