Fiba Europe confirms key appointments

Fiba Europe has confirmed the appointments of three vice-presidents at the basketball administration following the re-election of Turgay Demirel as president last month.

At the first meeting of the four-year term spanning 2019 to 2023 in Munich, Fiba Europe’s board confirmed that Jean-Pierre Suitat, president of the French Basketball Federation, would serve as the first vice-president.

Suitat will be accompanied by vice-presidents Carmen Tocala of Romania and John Goncalves of Gibraltar.

The members of the Fiba Europe executive committee were also confirmed.

The committee will comprise Demirel, the three vice-presidents and Fiba Europe, treasurer Karl Thaller of Austria, as well as Spaniard Jorge Garbajosa, Russian Natalia Galkina, Hungarian Ivan Bodrogvary and Asterios Zois of Greece.

Commission appointments for the next four years were also announced at the meeting.

Thaller will lead the Finance Commission, while Wolfgang Brenscheidt of Germany will take the helm of the Competitions Commission and Bulgarian Georgi Glushkov will steer the Technical Commission.

The Women’s Commission will be led by Nastassia Marynina of Belarus, the Legal Commission will be steered by George Kartvelishvili of Georgia, the Youth Commission will have Matej Erjavec of Slovenia at the helm, while Ireland’s Bernard O’Byrne will lead the Small Countries Commission.