Nyantakyi was appointed during the meeting of the the FIFA Council in Kolkata, India on Friday.
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and FIFA Council member, Sonia Bien-Aime are the other members of the FIFA Foundation Board.
According to FIFA, the FIFA Foundation is established with the purpose of providing a solid legal and institutional basis for FIFA’s social development initiatives.
One of the core intentions of the FIFA Foundation will be to institutionalise a commitment of the FIFA Legends to engage in such activities and act as promoters of FIFA’s aims and objectives related to social development.
The FIFA Foundation should be operational by the first quarter of 2018 and will initially comprise the FIFA President and two members of the FIFA Council; Kwesi Nyantakyi and Sonia Bien-Aime.
Later in the year, the FIFA Council will appoint a selection of respected personalities –from football and other areas of society –as additional members of the Foundation.