In 2002, Mr Baumann was unanimously appointed by the FIBA Central Board as FIBA Secretary General. He officially started his term of office in 2003, a position he maintains until today. He has an impressive educational background consisting of an MBA from the Business School of the University of Chicago, a Masters in Sports Administration Management (MEMOS) from the University of Lyon in France and a law degree from the University of Lausanne.
Mr Baumann became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2007. He participated as a member of the IOC Evaluation Commissions for the Olympic Games 2008 and 2020, as a member of the Coordination Commission for the 2012 Olympic Games and as chairman of the Evaluation Commission, and Vice-Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2024. He has also been appointed Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2028 and is a member of various other IOC Commissions.
Mr Baumann was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the World Academy of Sport in 2009. He is a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) since 2010 and was elected as a Council member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He is also currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee and the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
He is the President of the 2020 Lausanne Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and was elected President of GAISF, former SportAccord, in 2016 for the period 2016-2020 and President of SportAccord, former SportAccord Convention, in 2017.
He has been a basketball player, coach and referee in Switzerland and Italy. Mr Baumann, who speaks five languages, is married and has two children.