Tatjana Haenni started her amateur football playing career in Switzerland. Between 1984 and 1996 she played 23 international women’s matches for the Swiss Women’s National Team. She acted for some years as a football coach (she owns the UEFA A Coaching Licence), before actively getting involved in 2000 in organisational and administrational matters with her club team SV Seebach (which since 2008 is called FC Zürich Frauen, after the cooperation with FC Zurich). She is since 2005 on a voluntary basis the President of this club, which is the most successful women’s football club team in Switzerland. In her professional life, she started to work for UEFA in 1994 where she was the first employee fully dedicated to women’s football. After that she worked for a year for SAT.1 Switzerland TV (live football show), in 1999 she joined FIFA. In her first role, she was again the first staff person fully dedicated to women’s football and involved in all women’s football development matters as well as in charge of the Technical Study Groups at the FIFA Women’s World Cups (women and youth). In 2008 she moved to the Competitions Division where she is in her actual role as the Deputy Director of the Division and the Head of Women’s Competitions. In this role she is in charge of the organisational aspects and the project leader for all FIFA Women’s World Cups, women and youth.