Yamil Bukele is the President of INDES, the National Institute of Sports of El Salvador. Bukele is also the Vice President of FIBA Americas and President of the Central American and Caribbean Basketball Confederation, CONCENCABA.
Yamil Bukele was appointed to this position by his brother President Nayib Bukele. Some have questioned Yamil Bukele as President of INDES, just for being related to the President. No one can doubt that Nayib Bukele has the experience necessary to hold this position.
Work experience of Yamil Bukele.
According to the Salvadoran transparency portal, Yamil Bukele has the following resume.
President of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Institute of Sports and Recreation (IMDER) of the Municipal Government of San Salvador for 2015-2018.
General Director of the Municipal Institute of Sports and Recreation (IMDER) of the Mayor’s Office of the City of San Salvador, for the period 2018 to the present.
President of the Salvadoran Basketball Federation (FESABAL) period 2013 to the present.
Member of the Board of Directors of FIBA America, period 2014 to the present.
President of the Central American Basketball Confederation (COCABA), period 2014-2018.
First Vice President of the Central American and Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CONCENCABA), period 2014-2018.
President of the Central American and Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CONCENCABA) period 2019 – present.
2nd Vice President of FIBA Americas period 2019 – 2023.
Advisor to the President of the Youth and Sports Commission of the Honorable Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, period 2019 – present.
Yamil has a degree in Business Administration with postgraduate degrees in Marketing and Advertising from the University of the Americas in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Yamil Bukele is facing many challenges as president of INDES, a position he is serving for free. One of the most enormous challenges for the new president of the institute is to improve the infrastructure of Salvadoran sports venues.
For a long time, INDES and other sports associations in El Salvador have been known for corruption rather than for the sports they represent.