Ms. Ana Vital Melo needs no introduction in the world of sport and muaythai.
One of the IFMA executive board members for many years she is also one of the 8 female presidents in the IFMA National Federations and an important IFMA ExCo member.
Ana is heavily involved in IFMA UN Women campaign and in many national government and sporting projects.
Muaythai in Portugal under Ana’s presidency is fully recognized by the NOC and Sports Ministry. This year Ana was invited to the NOC Portugal for a conference dedicated to an increasingly important role of women in the sports industry.
The Olympic Committee of Portugal marked International Women’s Day by organising a conference with the theme “Women Leadership – Pathways to Success and Development Perspectives”. The conference had speakers from UNESCO sport unit, ICSS Europe and many others.
Portugal has hosted many sporting events including the IFMA European championships and Ana is a clear example on the IFMA success story to ensure gender equality on and off the Field of play.