Marely Flores, Class of 2008, awarded Citizen of the Year in Mexico last week

Congratulations to Marely Flores, AISTS Alumni and alumni committee member for being awarded Citizen of the Year last week in Mexico. 

Marely graduated from the AISTS MAS class of 2008 coming from a marketing and music performance background. Marely has been working with FIFA since 2016 as the Women’s Football Tournaments Manager.  She has been recognized by her home country, Mexico, for her achievements both artistic and professional. 

Over the years Marely has received twice the “Prize for Youth” awarded for both artistic and academic activities, the “Mujer Tec” prize for women nationwide for her lifetime achievements in piano performance, music/arts and sport management.  She has also been mentoring various people in Switzerland with the AISTS Alumni Mentorship Program, but also in Mexico, Japan, and the USA to help them boost their careers at an international level.  Marely is also a member of the Global Network of Mexican Talents, on which she helps Mexican women in the area of music/arts and sports management, and she gives lectures on sports management in Mexico and here in Switzerland.    

This most recent award that Marely has received is the Citizen of the Year award.  This is an award given by a nationwide foundation in Mexico called Consejo Consultivo (Consultive Council) of Grupo Salinas.    The objective of this award is to recognise people with outstanding achievements in different areas, who have demonstrated commitment and excellence and have made a contribution to the country to improve and inspire the lives of more Mexicans, internationally.

Marely was awarded Citizen of the Year in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on the 11th of March by the President of the Council, Ninfa Salinas, previously Senator of Mexico, together with the Governor of the State of San Luis Potosi, Juan Manuel Carreras Lopez. 

We would like to wish Marely a huge congratulations on receiving such a prestigious award and wish her continuing success in her work with FIFA and also her musical and artistic endeavors. We also would like to take this opportunity to thank Marely for her contribution to the AISTS through our mentorship program, lecturing on our program and being part of the Alumni Committee.  

About AISTS - International Academy of Sport Science and Technology 

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee and leading Swiss institutions and universities.

A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections.

The AISTS flagship programme is the 15-month postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS brings together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

Our 500+ graduates go on to pursue careers with sports organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, and sports agencies.


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