President

Horacio Muratore, the President of FIBA Americas since 2009, was unanimously elected as the 12th FIBA President on 29 August 2014 during the FIBA World Congress in Sevilla, Spain.

According to the principle of continental rotation and with statutes limiting the term of office to one four-year period, the FIBA Presidency was passed over to the Americas in 2014.

Born in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina on 29 November 1951, Muratore was a product of a basketball family with his father being a founding member of the Tucuman BB club.

With his family living right across the street from the club, Muratore spent entire days playing basketball and watching his father work as one of its directors. Aware of the fact that he wasn't the greatest player, he made the conscious decision to follow in the footsteps of his father - his idol - by working within the organisation.

He attended the National University of Tucuman, where he enrolled in the School of Economics. Following the conclusion of his studies, he worked as an accountant as well as a professor in accounting and academic secretary for 16 years.

At the same time, he began his career in management as the treasurer of the basketball subcommittee and quickly succeeded his father as President of Tucuman BB club. From there, he started working in the Tucuman Basketball Association, and was elected its president in 1983.

He was President of the Tucuman Basketball Federation for 10 years and served as a member in the representation of the associations in Argentina of the CEMBA 90 Executive Committee, which was responsible for organising the 1990 FIBA Basketball World Cup in the country.

Muratore was then elected to lead the Argentina Basketball Confederation (CABB) for 16 years (1992-2008). He presided over CABB during the "Golden Generation" that saw the men's national team take a second-place finish at the 2002 FIBA Basketball World Cup and win Olympic gold at the 2004 Athens Games.

From 1993 to 2006 he also chaired the South American Basketball Confederation (CONSUBASQUET) and created the Liga Sudamericana in 1995. He then became a member of FIBA's Executive Committee since 2002.

Following his exit from the Argentinean Basketball Federation, Muratore served as Vice-President of FIBA Americas from 2006 to 2009 before being elected its President.

He was elected Vice-President of FIBA in Istanbul for the 2010-2014 term of office.

Muratore is married and has four children and six grandchildren.

FORMER PRESIDENTS
  • Yvan Mainini (FRA) - President 2010-2014

    Robert Elphinston (AUS) - President 2006-2010


     
    Carl Men-Ky Ching (HKG) - President 2002-2006


     
    Abdoulaye Seye Moreau (SEN) - President 1998-2002


     
    George E. Killian (USA) - President 1990-1998


     
    Robert Busnel (FRA) - President 1984-1990


     
    Gonzalo G. Puyat II (PHI) - President 1976-1984


     
    Abdel Moneim Wahby (EGY) - President 1968-1976


     
    Antonio dos Reis Carneiro (BRA) - President 1960-1968


     
    Willard N. Greim (USA) - President 1948-1960


     
    Léon Bouffard (SUI) - President 1932-1948