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With a lifelong commitment to football, as a player and administrator Montagliani’s passion for the game has led him to become a natural leader within the sport. Montagliani was elected CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, on 12 May 2016 in CONCACAF’s XXXI Ordinary Congress held in Mexico City, Mexico. He also serves as President of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).
Through his leadership at the CSA, he has brought efficiency and a corporate style to the Association. He chaired the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. Montagliani played a key role in Canada’s bid for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, its execution and completion.
President Montagliani, a member of the FIFA and CONCACAF Reform Committees, is set to keynote this year’s Leaders Sport Business Summit, while focusing world football’s attention on the North, Central American and Caribbean region. Focused on developing the four pillars outlined in his vision for the evolution of CONCACAF, he intends to further growth the Confederations’ key areas, including: Good governance, successful strategic planning for competitions and commercial partnership, investment in football development and infrastructure, and strong leadership.
Now in its ninth year, The Leaders Sport Business Summit in London will see the industry’s biggest names on stage and cutting edge content centred on brand excellence, digital pioneers, sports governance, commercial innovation and new to 2016, eSports. With 1,800 director level executives across 55+ sports and over 50 countries it is the most senior and international sports business summit in the world. See what happened in London in 2015 here.