Hicham El Amrani has been confirmed as secretary general of the Confederation of African Football.
The decision was taken by the Caf executive committee at their meeting in Cairo.
The 32-year-old Moroccan joined the continental body in March 2009 as deputy secretary general.
Amrani has been acting secretary general since October last year after the departure of Egypt's Mustapha Fahmy to Fifa as Director of Competitions.
He was in charge of marketing at the Asian Football Confederation before joining Caf.