Two-time Olympic bronze medallist, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi has been appointed as the vice president of the African Athletics Confederation (AAC) Athletes’ Commission.
Rudisha was appointed to the post by AAC president, Ahmad Kalkaba Maboum and is set to replace former Namibian sprinter Frankie Fredericks.
Algeria's Hakim Toumi and the Ivory Coast’s Amandine Affoue Allou are also set to feature on the Commission.
Rudisha will be expected to appoint three more members, with Ethiopia, South Africa and Cameroon set to have representatives.
Lamine Faty, general secretary of the AAC said: "The president of the AAC has chosen Rudisha for many objective reasons to lead the destiny of this important commission. He is set to be an advocate for athletes, raising any issue with the confederation.”
Olajide Fashikun, Nigeria Olympic fund's chief executive officer also congratulated Onyali-Omagbemi on her new appointment.
In a statement, Fashikun said: "This is a worthy appointment coming at a time when the nation is working on private funding of sports in the country."