A former professional handball player and Olympic medallist, Iñaki Urdangarín played with FC Barcelona and on the Spanish national handball team from 1986 to 2000. He also served as First Vice President for the Spanish Olympic Committee. In 2001 he was awarded the Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo, which recognises outstanding contribution to sport in Spain. In recent years he has worked as a consultant specialising in human resources. He co-founded the Nóos Institute, a scientific association whose mission is to promote research into the management of patronage, social responsibility and sponsorship activities, and was its president until April 2006. He has an impressive number of sporting achievements under his belt. During his time with FC Barcelona, his team won over 50 major competitions, including the Spanish league on 10 occasions and countless national and European trophies. He was picked for the Spanish team 172 times and took part in three Olympic Games, winning two bronze medals. He also has two silver medals and one bronze from the European Championships. Iñaki Urdangarín has a diploma in business sciences (specialising in human resources) from the Central University of Barcelona, a degree in business administration and management and an MBA from ESADE Business School, where he lectures in the Department of Corporate Policy.
Kase, K. (2007), "Interview with Iñaki Urdangarín Former President, Nóos Institute, former First Vice President, Spanish Olympic Committee, and former professional handball and football player (Spanish national team and FC Barcelona)", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 4-6. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-08-03-2007-B003Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2007 by Winthrop Publications Limited