Boris Diaw new president of the INSEP board of directors

At the end of the INSEP Board of Directors meeting on July 1st, Boris DIAW was unanimously elected President for a four-year term, renewable once.

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At the request of former Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu, Boris DIAW joined the Institute's Board of Directors as one of the nine members qualified for their expertise in INSEP's missions. He succeeds to Jean-Philippe Gatien, Chairman of the INSEP Board of Directors between 2014 and 2022..

Former captain and current manager of the French national team, Boris Diaw's election sounds like a return to his roots for the man who played at the INSEP Federal Basketball Center a few years ago alongside Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf, before leading the great international career he is known for.

Captain of the French team since 2006, he won 5 international medals :

  • Bronze medal at the European Championships 2005 and 2015,
  • Silver medal at the 2011 European Championships
  • Gold medal at the 2013 edition
  • Bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup

He also played in NBA from 2003 to 2017. In this league, he earned an individual distinction by being named "NBA Most Improved Player", NBA player who has improved the most during the 2005-2006 season. In 2013-2014, he also won the NBA Finals with the San Antonio Spurs.

« Having such an emblematic personality as Boris Diaw as Chairman of the Board of Directors is an opportunity for INSEP. His experience as an athlete, his vision as a leader and his values as a leader of men make Boris a wonderful ambassador who will carry the commitments of INSEP even higher, in the service of our country's sporting success ».

Fabien CANU
INSEP's Director General.