President of the Finnish Basketball Federation
Antti Zitting was born 1956 Joensuu, Finland and is a Finnish entrepreneur and the President of the Finnish Basketball Federation having international basketball career since 1974. He has been the President of Finnish Basketball Federation and the Board Member of FIBA Europe since 2014.
Basketball in Finland has taken huge steps towards world elite. The progress started fifteen years ago and is now qualified to EuroBasket in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Finland participated World Cup in 2014 in Spain bringing 10 000 Finnish fans to Bilbao. In 2017 Finland organized EuroBasket group phase in Helsinki which attracted 89 864 visitors. The total economic impact in Finland was 43,3M€.
The Federation has a clear strategy and this has been a continuous process. The strategy outcome will be navigated systematically having its focus today in the year 2025.
His basketball career contained ten years professional top league performance in Basketball club Pantterit, Helsinki, Finland. He played 119 senior national games being the captain of the Finnish National team for four years and participated EuroBasket 1977 in Belgium.
Antti Zitting is the President and CEO of Sacotec Group of companies, located in Riihimäki Finland (www.sacotec.fi). He is having several ownerships and board memberships in a few SME´s.
Antti Zitting is having several positions of responsibility in Finnish economy such as the Member of the Board of Finnish Olympic Committee (www.olympiakomitea.fi) and Finnish Export Credit Agency (www.finnvera.fi) and several positions in Technology Industry of Finland (www.teknologiateollisuus.fi) and Confederation of Finnish Industries (www.ek.fi).
He is having the MSc (Eng.) in Metallurgy from the Helsinki University of Technology, October 1980.
The President of Finland Mr. Sauli Niinistö nominated him to Enterprise Counsellor (honorary title in Finland), June 2017.