Natalie Robyn appointed first CEO of the FIA

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The FIA has appointed Natalie Robyn to be the Federation’s first-ever CEO, driving the overall strategy to deliver the leadership’s vision – headed by President Mohammed Ben Sulayem – of reforming the organisation.

Formula 1 is governed by the FIA who also provide the race control  at Grand Prix races, devise and enforce the technical and sporting regulations.

Beyond motorsport that it administers and governs across the globe, the FIA is also actively involved in the automotive industry, training, development with road safety paramount on their road map.

The FIA released the following statement on their website:

Joining the FIA in the near future, American-born Natalie Robyn is a leading international executive with over 15 years of experience in both the automotive and financial sectors.

Prior to joining the Federation, she held a variety of senior management positions at Volvo, Nissan and DaimlerChrysler.

In this new role, she will be responsible for the successful operation and financial performance of an integrated and aligned FIA administration, as well as driving the overall strategy to deliver the leadership’s vision of reforming the Federation.

Natalie will also develop new commercial growth plans to increase and diversify the FIA’s revenue streams, ensuring financial stability to provide more resources for our Members.

Commenting on the appointment the President of the FIA Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The appointment of Natalie Robyn as our first ever CEO is a transformative moment for our Federation.

“Her extensive experience and leadership will be crucial to improving our finances, governance and operations.

“She has a proven track record of delivering diversification and growth, as well as developing executive leadership capabilities which will be an extremely valuable asset to the FIA and our Members and I welcome her to the team.”

Commenting Natalie Robyn said: “I am delighted to be appointed the first-ever CEO of the FIA at such an important and exciting time for the Federation.

“I look forward to working with Members, the senior leadership team and the President to deliver their vision of reform and growth with the involvement of all staff.”