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WMSC Vice-President Surinder THATTHI

Surinder Thatthi

Sport Vice-President

Education

BA in Building Economics, University of Nairobi

Career

Quantity Surveyor (Building Economist) Director of Charter Aircraft Company in Kenya (Skymaster Ltd); Chairman of East African Safari Rally Ltd; Director of the Classic Rally of South Africa

Sporting Career

Co-driver in international and Kenya motor rallying competitions (from 1978); GM Euro Sport test co-driver and logistics manager (1982); worked with Opel, Audi Sport and Nissan Rally Teams at WRC events (Safari Rally Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand and Ivory Coast); Appointed on the Safety and Technical teams on the Safari Rally (1997); President of the FIA Confederation of African Countries in Motor Sport (CACMS); Trustee of the Kenya Motor Sports Foundation (2005); Chairman of the KCB Safari Rally (2005)

Sporting Administrative Career

Chairman of Confederation of African Countries in Motor Sport (from 2000); CEO of Kenya Motor Sport Foundation (2003-2005); Trustee of Kenya Motor Sport Foundation (until 2007); Director of Kenya Motor Sport Federation (till present day)

Titles

Kenya Motor Sportsman of the Year (1988); FIA African Rally Champion Co-driver (1989); FIA African Rally Champion Co-driver (1996); FIA African Rally Champion Co-driver (1997); FIA African Rally Champion Co-driver (1998)

Hobbies, Interests and Charities

Motor sport; golf

FIA History

Member of the Rallies Commission (1999-2012); Member of the World Motor Sport Council (since 2005) and Vice President for Sport (since 2009); FIA Steward in Formula 1, WTCC, WRC and Regional Rally Championship events in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa