Senior Manager Audit, Risk & Advisory – FIFA

Joern Schlimm

As Senior Manager Audit, Risk and Advisory at FIFA, Joern has been responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of a modern risk management framework in line with ISO 31000 and facilitating its implementation as a strategic management tool. Joern also leads internal audits and supports the continuous development of FIFA’s internal audit approach and the positioning of internal audit as trusted advisors in the organization. In addition to his work at FIFA, Joern is pursuing his Ph.D. at the German Sports University Cologne, researching the risks and opportunities cryptocurrencies and metaverses present for sports organizations. Before joining FIFA, Joern founded a sports consultancy in Dubai offering governance and risk management services for sports organizations around the globe. Joern advised significant clients like the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and conducted audits on behalf of the AFC across all member associations in Asia.