Amadou Gallo Fall

As President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), Amadou Gallo Fall is leading the historic league’s upcoming launch and defining its vision and strategy for years to come.  Fall, who was named BAL President in May 2019, oversees the league’s business and basketball operations, leading its efforts to build a comprehensive basketball ecosystem in Africa.

Prior to being named BAL President, Fall was Vice President & Managing Director of NBA Africa, where he worked with local federations, corporations, NGOs and other key stakeholders to grow the game of basketball across the continent.  He helped open the NBA’s office in Johannesburg in 2010 and over the next decade oversaw the league’s grassroots development efforts and partnerships with marketing, media and consumer products companies in Africa.

Before joining the league office, Fall worked for the Dallas Mavericks as Director of Player Personnel and Vice President of International Affairs, where he served as the team’s goodwill ambassador internationally and oversaw its scouting assignments.  In this role, Fall traveled to Africa and was an integral part of Basketball Without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that uses the game to create positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness.

Fall graduated magna cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia, where he played center on the basketball team.