Patrick Baumann, a Swiss national, first joined FIBA as a lawyer in 1994 and was appointed as FIBA Deputy Secretary General in 1995.
In 2002, Mr Baumann was unanimously appointed by the FIBA Central Board as FIBA Secretary General. He maintains this role until today. He has an impressive educational background consisting of an MBA from the Business School of the University of Chicago, a Masters in Sports Administration Management (MEMOS) from the University of Lyon in France and a law degree from the University of Lausanne. He speaks five languages.
Mr Baumann became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2007. He participated as a member of the IOC Evaluation Commissions for the Olympic Games 2008 and 2020 and of the Coordination Commission for the 2012 Olympic Games. He is also a member of various other IOC Commissions.
Mr Baumann was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the World Academy of Sport in 2009. He is a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) since 2010 and was elected as a Council member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He is also currently a member of the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since 2013 and President of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.
In April 2016, Mr Baumann was elected President of SportAccord.
He has been a basketball player, coach and referee in Switzerland and Italy.
Mr Baumann is married and has two children.
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