NBA Appoints Maik Matischak as Senior Director of Communications in EMEA Region

By Community | May 15, 2014

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has appointed today Maik Matischak as NBA Senior Director, Communications, Europe, Media East, and Africa (EMEA). 

Matischak will manage the communication strategy and lead the execution of all public relations activities for the league in the region. Based in the NBA’s EMEA headquarters in London, Matischak will report to Jene Elzie, NBA Vice President, Marketing and Communications.

Matischak comes to the NBA from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., an American multinational semiconductor company, where he led EMEA-wide PR activities for the consumer segment. Previously, he held the role of Senior International PR Manager for EA SPORTS in Geneva, Switzerland. Matischak also served as PR Director of NFL Europe franchise the Berlin Thunder, and subsequently as Director of Communications with NFL Europa in Frankfurt, Germany.

“Maik’s wealth of public relations experience makes him a great fit to drive our communications efforts and support our continued growth across the region.” said Elzie.

“I am excited to join the NBA family and be part of a world class sports brand that electrifies fans all over the world,” said Matischak. “I look forward to contributing to its on-going success in the region.”