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FIA appoint new senior advisor to target diversity

The FIA have appointed a new official advisor targetting the areas of equality, diversion, and inclusion.

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Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, have made a new appointment, with a new official advisor to target the areas of equality, diversion, and inclusion.

The appointment is being made to follow up on President Mohammed Ben Sulayem's election manifesto during the canvassing stages during 2021, a stance that he re-iterated when he spoke in an exclusive interview with RacingNews365.com in May.

Tanya Kutsenko will become the FIA's EDI (Equality, Diversion, and Inclusion) advisor, dedicated to motorsport.

Kutsenko is Ukrainian-born, and is an expert in international motorsport development, with experience in assisting national sporting authorities from every continent. She will be responsible for leading the FIA's new EDI motorsport strategy, in line with the governing body's push for greater diversity and inclusion.

What will be Kutsenko's responsibilities?

According to the FIA, Kutsenko will "develop and embed EDI into the FIA global strategy, designing initiatives and plans to ensure the sustainability of the framework over time and defining targets in line with world class organisations.

"She will collaborate with regions through the FIA Member Clubs network, contributing to the creation of regional plans for pathways development of motorsport participation on all levels. She will oversee some of the programs and innovations to increase national and regional motorsport participation and support local initiatives.

"Her mission will also support growing accessibility and developing actions to promote national and regional access, development, and mobility of motorsport talent and professionals."

Kutsenko will report to the FIA's Secretary General for Sport and the Director of Development.

"Equality, diversity and inclusion are a key priority of my mandate as FIA President," said Ben Sulayem.

"In line with our strategy to promote greater diversity, the appointment of a dedicated and experienced Advisor in charge of these issues will allow us to accelerate inclusion and double participation in motorsport."

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