New York: Colombian-born Enrique Sanz has been appointed general secretary of CONCACAF, football's governing body in North and Central America and the Caribbean, it said on Friday.
CONCACAF announced the appointment effective July 25. Sanz will replace acting general secretary Ted Howard, who took on the interim role in January after the resignation of Chuck Blazer.
Blazer, who had been in the post since 1990, resigned in December, seven months after going public with accusations that then-CONCACAF president Jack Warner and Asian confederation supremo Mohamed bin Hammam tried to bribe Caribbean delegates to vote for bin Hammam in FIFA's presidential election.
Blazer's accusations led to the downfall of bin Hammam, the resignation of Warner as a FIFA vice president and CONCACAF leader, and sanctions against several Caribbean football officials.
"Sanz will have a key role in the administration of CONCACAF. I am certain that we have found a professional with competence and integrity to implement our road map to reform," CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb said.
Sanz, 38, will be leaving his current job as vice president of Traffic Sports USA, a football marketing company.