Speakers

Dan Adelman

Robert Z. Aliber

Patrick Baumann

Gary S. Becker

Marianne Bertrand

Christian Broda

Ronald S. Burt

Agustín Carstens

Timothy Chen, '91

John H. Cochrane

Christopher L. Culp

Harry L. Davis

Francisco Gil Díaz

Nicholas Epley

Eugene F. Fama, '64

Ayelet Fishbach

Robert H. Gertner

Michael Gibbs

Austan D. Goolsbee

Paul Hersey, '56

Mark Hoplamazian, '89

Chris Hsee

John Huizinga

Erik Hurst

Steven Kaplan

Anil Kashyap

Lim Hng Kiang

James M. Kilts

Randall S. Kroszner

Justin Yifu Lin, Ph.D. '86

Puneet Manchanda

Scott F. Meadow

Tanya Menon

Tobias J. Moskowitz

Kevin M. Murphy

Jaime Chico Pardo, '74

Canice Prendergast

Raghuram G. Rajan

Haresh Sapra

James Schrager

George P. Shultz

Abbie J. Smith

Edward A. Snyder

Richard H. Thaler

Robert H. Topel

Li Yuanwei

Luigi Zingales

Marvin Zonis

Patrick BaumannPatrick Baumann, ’01

Secretary-General, Federation of International Basketball (FIBA)

Cities: Beijing, London

Patrick Baumann was born on 5th August 1967 in Basel, Switzerland. He is a Swiss National but has spent a considerable part of his life in foreign countries.

In 1987 he concluded his A level examinations (Maturità Classica) in Sanremo, Italy. After that, he has spent most of his student time at the University of Lausanne were he obtained a law degree in 1990. He holds the Master in Sport Administration Management, obtained at the IOC and University of Lyon, France in 1996. In 2001 he obtained his MBA at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, in the USA.

Mr. Baumann speaks English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish fluently. He is married and has two children.

He was involved in the sport of basketball from an early age, first as a player then as a referee in Italy. He was a 1st division Referee, Referee Instructor and Supervisor in Switzerland. He holds 1st and 2nd level coaching degrees from the Swiss Sport School in basketball. He was also a basketball coach of young categories and a Co-organizer of youth tournaments and of multi-sport and basketball camps.

After University, Mr. Baumann worked for the Swiss Bank Corporation at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and later as Assistant to Chief Legal Counsel in St. Gallen. He joined the FIBA at its Munich headquarters in April 1994, where he was appointed Deputy Secretary General of FIBA in April 1995. He was working aside with Borislav Stankovic until January 2003, when he took over the position of Secretary General of FIBA with its new offices in Geneva, Switzerland.   

Over the years, Mr. Baumann has become one of the most respected experts in the international sports community. He was a member of the Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Games 2008 of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and has recently been appointed as member of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2012 in London.

 

Last Updated 11/11/14