Cohen, Benjamin

International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

Benjamin Cohen, Swiss national, is currently Head of Governance & Legal Affairs at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). He is a member of the Legal Advisory Group for the Association of International Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) and was recently appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an Expert for Betting and Match-fixing legislation. In 2011, Benjamin was elected as President of the Legal Commission for the International League against Racism.

Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Law from University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and a Master of Law in International Contract Law from University of Fribourg and University of Durham (England).

He specialized in Sports law, mediation and arbitration and further completed the International Academy for Sport Science & Technology’s Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Management and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland).

Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace (New York, USA), the Union of European Football Associations, UEFA (Nyon, Switzerland) and the Sports Division of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France). Benjamin regularly intervenes as a speaker for various sports-related university programs worldwide. He is currently completing his PhD (Doctorate Thesis) on International Olympic Sports Governance at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Previous work experiences include the United.

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