NEW YORK, Jan. 4 – The Major League Baseball Players Association today announced that Jonas Baer-Hoffmann has joined the organization as Executive Vice President, International Business and Global Strategy, where he will lead a variety of new initiatives to expand the MLBPA’s global impact.
Baer-Hoffmann joins the MLBPA from FIFPRO, the global umbrella organization representing more than 65,000 professional men’s and women’s football/soccer players in over 70 countries, where he last served in the senior executive position of General Secretary.
“Jonas brings a wealth of international experience to significantly enhance the stature of both Major and Minor League baseball players on the global stage,” said MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark. “His expertise will be instrumental in expanding our international footprint into new communities, further enriching our understanding and impact within the wider international sports industry.”
Baer-Hoffmann brings more than 15 years of experience within the player association movement, most recently representing football players’ interests in their dealings with FIFA, the confederations, leagues, clubs, government institutions and commercial partners on a global, continental and domestic level.
Baer-Hoffmann will be based in Germany and report directly to Clark in his new role.