Thursday, November 26, 2009

First female vice-president for Barcelona?

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona first vice-president Alfons Godall could appoint Catalan lawyer Magda Oranich as vice-president if he's elected president next year.

Oranich, who is now already part of the club's board of directors, could that way become the first female vice-president in the history of FC Barcelona.

Godall is reportedly working in silence on his candidacy. He would be holding regular meetings with communication consultants Alex Terés and Jordi Segarra, who advised United States president Barack Obama during his election campaign (read more here) and who were recommended to Godall by Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

Barcelona's first vice-president would be carefully outlining his project and is forming his team. Sources of the entourage of Godall told the paper that it's almost certain that he will offer Oranich to become vice-president in his board.

Magda Oranich (64) joined Barcelona's board of directors in April of this year (read more here). After the last board reshuffle two weeks ago, she is now the director responsible for the club's foundation. Oranich has before been the member's ombudswoman of Barcelona from July 2008 until she was appointed as board member.

Read more:
Rosell has selected three women
Godall: "Being president would be a dream"
Laporta meets with Obama campaign advisers