Scala has been working for Swiss biotech, pharmaceutical and food industry giants. He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Tufts University in Boston, FIFA said.
In other decisions, FIFA will apply an insurance policy covering the salaries of players injured on national team duty to the London Olympics, instead of starting with 2014 World Cup qualifiers in September.
Uncertainty over host cities being ready for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil has prompted FIFA and local organizers to prepare match schedules for four to six venues.
FIFA said it will “adapt smoothly to the actual situation in due time, at the latest in mid-November.”