Before being promoted to Director of Business Initiatives, Patrick Foret had been Art Basel’s Head of Sponsorship since September 2010. Before that Foret was in charge, as Business Manager, of the Louvre and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum projects. Previous Patrick Foret ran his own business and was involved in many art-related activities in Australia and Japan. A French native he graduated from Sorbonne University in Paris with a Master in International Commerce and a BA in Japanese language. He was a guest researcher for two years at Waseda University in Tokyo Japan.