Press Release: IYF Appoints Sabrina Riso as Chair of International Relations Commission

Sabrina Riso, IYF Chair of International Relations Commission

Date: 13 September 2018
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Press Release: International Youth Federation Appoints Sabrina Riso as Chair of International Relations Commission

London, United Kingdom: IYF Secretary-General His Excellency Ambassador Saeed ZAKI today announced the appointment of Sabrina Riso of Italy as Chair of International Relations Commission.

Ms. Riso will succeed Franclin OLIVA of the Philippines to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership and dedicated service during his tenure.

“Through Ms. Riso’s leadership and experience, I am sure she will be a valuable addition to the global youth movement and will contribute to our youth development and empowerment efforts.” Said Ambassador Saeed ZAKI, IYF Secretary-General.

Ms. Sabrina Riso is a sales and business development professional with extensive experience in business development and finance. She grew up in Milan (Italy) and nurtured her interest in internationalism through travelling, studying and working abroad. Before moving to London, she lived in China and subsequently in the United States. She is highly conversant in cultural and socio-political affairs and advocates for youth empowerment through equal opportunities and the fight against functional illiteracy. 

Ms. Riso holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Milan, and a Master’s Degree in International Management from SOAS.

Ms. Sara Bedri
Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
International Youth Federation


The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empower youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries.


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