Also elected to the Central Board were Yao Ming
(Chairman), Akram Halabi (First Vice President), Abhijit Sarker (Chairman of Finance Committee) and Xu Lan (member of Gender in Minority).
Former NBA player and Hall of Famer Yao Ming
of China has been voted chairman of the FIBA Asia Central Board.
Panlilio won a seat on the board along with re-elected president Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani, chairman Yao Ming
, first vice president Akram Halabi, chairman of finance Abhijit Sarker, and member of gender in minority Xu Lan.
Singer Jason Derulo has been tapped to perform at the event, which will be open to public for the first time, while Yao Ming
, China's biggest basketball star, is expected to attend.
NBA all-star and Olympian Yao Ming
is not just a WildAid ambassador, he's an integral part of WildAid's family and the conservation community.
ADVENTURER Bear Grylls is dwarfed by ex-basketball star Yao Ming
, who stands at 7ft 6in and weighs 141kg (310lb).
Focusing on growth stage sports & entertainment investment opportunities, Yao Capital was founded by former NBA superstar Yao Ming
, veteran investor David Han, the former chief investment officer of Wanda Group and former managing director of The Carlyle Group, and Erik Zhang, Yao Ming
's long-time business partner and Team Yao leader.
Presented in alphabetical order, they include Xi Jinping, Qiao Shi, Li Peng, Jet Li, Liu Xiaobo, Liu Binyan, Lang Lang, Bruce Lee, Yao Ming
, and Qian Xuesen.
The sport's international ruling body FIBA chose basketball-mad China following a presentation by the country's delegation, helped by former NBA giant Yao Ming
. "I'm very excited to bring the 2019 World Cup to China," said the one-time Houston Rockets great, who represented China at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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THE World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) upcoming 2014 global summit will examine the role of the industry as a force for good in the world.Key speakers at the event, to be held this month in Hainan, China, will include former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, American businessman and film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming
, economist Dame DeAnne Julius as well as dozens of industry leaders.David Scowsill, WTTC president and CEO, said: "We have another outstanding line-up of speakers at our summit in Hainan who will help us to answer some big questions: Can we rely on middle class growth in Asia to drive our industry forward globally?