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Maturità Classica, Sanremo (Italy) (1987); Law degree, University of Lausanne (Switzerland) (1990); MEMOS, Master in Sport Administration Management, IOC and University of Lyon (France) (1996); MBA, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business (United States of America) (2001)
Lawyer at Foreign Police Department, Lausanne (Switzerland) (1990-1991); Lawyer and trainee at Swiss Bank Corporation in Lausanne, Basel and St. Gallen (Switzerland) (1991-1993)
Basketball, swimming, tennis, football
Basketball (player, coach, referee, referee instructor); 1st and 2nd level coaching degrees from the Swiss Sport School, Macolin, Switzerland
Lawyer (1994), Deputy Secretary General (1995-2002) then Secretary General (2003-) of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA); Council Member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) (2011-); International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) Board Member (2011-); IOC Representative on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (2013-); President of the Organising Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 (2015-)
Various distinctions from national federations and basketball clubs
Elected as Secretary General of an International Federation; member (2016-2017) then president (2017-) of the Evaluation Commission for the Games of XXXIII Olympiad in 2024; member of the following Commissions: Evaluation for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 (as IF representative) (2000-2001), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 (2007-2012), International Relations (2008-2014), Sport and Law (2010-2014), Evaluation for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 (2013), Entourage (2014-2015), Marketing (2014-), Athletes' Entourage (2015-)