FIBA’s Central Board on Friday (7th December) unanimously agreed to appoint Andreas Zagklis as new FIBA Secretary General.

Currently Director Legal Services and General Counsel, Andreas Zagklis was hired by FIBA in 2016 after having acted for 9 years as its external legal advisor. His appointment becomes effective as of 8 December 2018.

A Greek national, Andreas Zagklis, 38, has been active in basketball for more than 20 years.

IWBF President, Ulf Mehrens said: “I wish to congratulate Andreas Zagklis on his appointment as the new Secretary General of FIBA. On behalf of the entire wheelchair basketball community, I would like to wish him all the best and much success for this exciting challenge. Mr Zagklis is already a great supporter of our sport and we look forward to further grow this historical and fruitful partnership we have with FIBA, and continue to strive for a fully inclusive basketball family – We are Basketball.”

Commenting on his new role, Andreas Zagklis added: “I would like to thank the Central Board members for the trust bestowed in me. The mission is clear, to grow our sport throughout the world and unite the basketball community. I will serve it mindful of FIBA’s values and rich history. FIBA will continue to work hand in hand with its national member federations on male and female programs in its two Olympic disciplines as well as support wheelchair basketball. In today’s competitive environment, we shall be modern administrators, prudent regulators and excellent event organisers in order to meet the high expectations of the basketball family, most notably our players, clubs, leagues, fans and partners.”

The role of Secretary General has been vacant since the tragic death of Patrick Baumann on October 13 in Buenos Aires.

Visit the FIBA website for the full press release on Mr Zagklis’ appointment.

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