Pau Gasol is president of the Gasol Foundation, member of the Athletes’ Commission of the IOC, and investor and advisor to projects having to do with sports and wellbeing.
He began his sporting career in the basketball division of the Barcelona Football Club. In 2001, with the Memphis Grizzlies, he became only the second Spaniard to play in the NBA and the first to win its Rookie of the Year award. He was twice an NBA champion, six times an All-Star. With the Spanish national team, Pau helped win a world championship and was a three-time Olympic medallist. Pau has become a point of reference for many European players who want to compete in the world’s best basketball league.
Off the court, Pau has shown his social commitment to children and health through his role as UNICEF Global Champion for Nutrition and Zero Obesity, as well as by creating the Gasol Foundation with his brother Marc. This work has won him awards like the Princess of Asturia Prize for Sports and the NAOS Strategy Award of Special Recognition.