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Michael Schumacher joins FIA Foundation

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19/11/2007

Michael Schumacher has been elected as a member of the FIA Foundation Board of Trustees at the charity's 2007 annual meeting.

Schumacher, has been a strong supporter of FIA Foundation road safety initiatives in recent years. He is currently supporting the Make Roads Safe campaign as a member of the Commission for Global Road Safety and was previously an ambassador for the Think Before You Drive campaign, together with former Ferrari team mate Rubens Barrichello. Schumacher also had a committed involvement in motor sport safety issues during his racing career, including active participation in the detailed work of safety technical committees.

David Ward, FIA Foundation Director General, said: "We are delighted that Michael has agreed to join our Board of Trustees. The Board has a vital role in approving and providing strategic advice and oversight for all the Foundation's activities, in road safety, environmental issues and motor sport safety. Michael's insight and experience will be tremendously valuable to our work."

Schumacher commented: "I have worked closely with the FIA Foundation as a road safety campaigner and have seen first-hand what an important contribution it has to make on this critical issue. I look forward to helping the Foundation in my new role as Trustee."

The FIA Foundation also welcomes David Njoroge, Director General of the Automobile Association of Kenya, to the Board of Trustees. Njoroge has an impressive track record in building and leading his organization. He is a passionate advocate for road safety in his native Kenya, where he is a member of the National Road Safety Council, and has been working with the FIA Foundation and other road safety organisations to promote road safety across the continent as the African member of the Commission for Global Road Safety.

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