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Patrick Baumann

July 31, 2018

Patrick Baumann

FIBA Secretary General & IOC Member 


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 officially started his term of office in 2003, a position he maintains 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.


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, as a member of the Coordination Commission for the 2012 Olympic Games and as chairman of the Evaluation Commission, and Vice-Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2024. He has also been appointed Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2028 and is 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 serving as a member of the Executive Committee and the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).


He is the President of the 2020 Lausanne Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and was elected President of GAISF, former SportAccord, in 2016 for the period 2016-2020 and President of SportAccord, former SportAccord Convention, in 2017.

 

He has been a basketball player, coach and referee in Switzerland and Italy. Mr Baumann, who speaks five languages, is married and has two children.