By Eurohoops Team / email@example.com
FIBA announced that the federation honorary president Horacio Muratore is the new president of the International Basketball Foundation.
Horacio Muratore, newly named FIBA Honorary President, after presiding over FIBA from 2014 to 2019, has been appointed the new President of FIBA’s Foundation, the International Basketball Foundation (IBF).
This appointment, which is made by the board of the IBF, was announced in today’s Central Board meeting, along with other various key appointments.
Horacio Muratore succeeds Sheikh Saud Ali Al-Thani from Qatar, who took over the role in 2017 when FIBA Honorary President Yvan Mainini retired his position due to health reasons at the time.
Horacio Muratore said today, “I am very pleased to be taking on this new role with the IBF. Sport is a powerful tool and the IBF has made a big impact on numerous communities in its short history. My goal is to further continue this great work with new opportunities, whilst always promoting the values and heritage of our great game.”
The IBF is the social, educational and legacy arm of FIBA that addresses the role of sports and particularly basketball in society, preserving and promoting basketball’s values and its cultural heritage. It was founded in 2008 and currently has 15 ongoing projects worldwide that also include Mini Basketball and 3×3 Basketball for Good Tournaments.
The IBF members for the 2019 – 2023 term are:
Mr Horacio Muratore (ARG), President
Mr Pedro Ferrandiz (ESP), Honorary President
Mr George Vassilakopoulos (GRE), Vice-President
Mr Manfred Ströher (GER), Treasurer, Vice-President
Mr Hamane Niang (MLI), ex officio member
Mr Andreas Zagklis (GRE), ex officio member
Mr Ingo Weiss (GER), ex officio member
Mr Burton Shipley (NZL)
Mr Eduardo Bazzi (ARG)
Mr Jean-Michel Ramaroson (MAD)
Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa (BRN)
Mr Kiyofumi Tamiaki (JPN – Molten)
Mr Xu Jingnang (CHN – Peak)