Lydia Nsekera has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2009. In 2012, she made history at the 62nd FIFA Congress when she was co-opted onto the FIFA Executive Committee as the committee’s first-ever female member on an interim one-year basis. In 2013, Lydia gained election for a full four-year term, also the first woman to achieve this. Between 2004 and 2013, she was also president of the Fédération de Football du Burundi. Lydia has been the recipient of several awards in her field. In 2008, Lydia was one of the FIFA representatives at the medal presentations for women’s football at the Games of the Olympiad in Beijing. In the same year, she was nominated by the Bujumbura Mayor as one of the 10 best women workers. And in 2009, Lydia was winner of the IOC Women and Sport Award for Africa. Lydia chairs the IOC Women in Sport Commission and sits in different other IOC commissions including the strategic communication and the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad -Tokyo 2020.