FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 general coordinator Ulrich Wolter officially took up his new duties at the Organising Committee's Frankfurt headquarters on Tuesday 1 July 2008.

Wolter (34) was closely involved in operations at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ as head of the OC satellite office in Leipzig, and has just completed an assignment as UEFA EURO 2008 venue manager for Salzburg. In his new role as general coordinator for the 2011 finals, he has overall responsibility for operational preparations.

"I'm really looking forward to the job of general coordinator. Our objective as the OC, working with the German FA (DFB) and FIFA, is to organise a fantastic World Cup which permanently raises the profile of women's football," commented Wolter.

Four heads of department reporting to the general coordinator were appointed in January 2008. Heike Ullrich is responsible for tournament organisation, 144-time Germany international Doris Fitschen for marketing, Winfried Nass for cities and stadiums, and Jens Grittner for media and communications.