FIBA Central Board


The FIBA Central Board is currently composed of 23 members (22 have the right to vote) and meets twice yearly.

The FIBA Central Board has, among other competences, the power to establish the FIBA Internal Regulations. It also assigns the organisation of all FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Download the FIBA General Statutes for more precise information about the FIBA Central Board duties (see Article 15).


The current Central Board members are:

Mr Yvan Mainini (France) President
Mr Horacio Muratore (Argentina) Vice President
Mr Patrick Baumann (Switzerland) Secretary General
Mr Borislav Stankovic (Serbia) Secretary General Emeritus
Mr Manfred Ströher (Germany) Treasurer
Ms Valerie Ackerman (USA)
Sheik Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani (Qatar)
Mr Alphonse Bilé (Ivory Coast)
Mr Richard Carrión (Puerto Rico)
Mr Sergei Chernov (Russia)
Mr David Crocker (New Zealand)
Mr Bob Elphinston (Australia)
Mr Mabusa Eseka Dieudonne (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Mr Alberto Garcia (Argentina)
Ms Salamatou Maiga (Mali)
Mr Usie Richards (US Virgin Islands)
Mr Jose Luis Saez Regalado (Spain)
Ms Xu Lan (China)
Mr Olafur Rafnsson (✝ 19.06.2013) (Iceland)
Ms Lena Wallin-Kantzy (Sweden)
Mrs Barbara Wheadon (New Zealand)
Mr Hagop Khajirian (Lebanon)
Mr Kamil Novak (Czech Republic)

Mr Cyriel Coomans - (Belgium) Observer