KOOH Sports
About Us
“A fit body leads to an able mind” is our age old philosophy through which we aim to be present throughout the kids journey and for a determined few, even turning professional at a sport of their choice. “Early stage movement to active for life” or “Early stage movement to podium” is the central theme to what KOOH Sports has to offer.
NURTURE TALENT
INITIATE INTEREST
PROMOTE TALENT
The 3 tier Approach
The KOOH Sports Way
Nurturing talent by offering professional training in our Sports Development Centers after school hours.
Promoting sports talent from schools and academies to professional level and enhance sports participation.
Creating interest in sports through structured education model provided in the schools.
KOOH signifies the notion of ‘Kids Out Of Home’ and inculcates the virtues of being ‘Keen On Outdoors & Health’ . KOOH Sports is establishing itself as a household brand having impacted over 200,000 kids in the last 4 years in two markets - India and UAE. It’s Just Football led by Chris Brown and Absolute Sports Services led by Sara Sutherland , both Dubai based sports coaching companies, are a part of the KOOH Sports International platform.

KOOH Sports is backed by Gaja Capital, one of the largest domestic private equity fund.

We have partnered with the NSDC, Sydney Thunder, USA Global Cricket Academy, Griffith University (Australia), EBACO Infrastructure, and many more which help us deliver a world class sports programme at the grassroots level.
KOOH Sports is a Sports Education and Training Company set up with a passion to get kids to embrace sport and more importantly a healthier life style. KOOH signifies the notion of ‘Kids Out Of Home’ and inculcates the virtues of being ‘Keen On Outdoors & Health’. It is gradually establishing itself as a household brand having impacted over 200,000 kids in the last 5 years in two markets - India and UAE with an aspiration to be one of thelargest youth sports development company in the world.

KOOH Sports delivers grass root programmesto initiate interest in sports, nurtures talent through sports development centres and promotes talent with best in class sports properties. It’s Just Football, It’s Just Cricket, Absolute Swimming and Absolute Gymnastics are KOOH Sports brands in Dubai. KOOH Sports also offers technical solutions to top schools, elite academies and professional teams and is a leader in vocational training.

KOOH Sports is backed by Gaja Capital, one of the largest domestic private equity fund in India. KOOH Sports has built a strong management team with a panel of technical experts and has also formed partnerships with strategic venues in India and Dubai, Clubs and Federations, Professional Teams, Education Institutes and Vocational Training Experts.
Creating interest in sports through structured education model provided in the schools.
Nurturing talent by offering professional training in our Sports Development Centers after school hours.
Promoting sports talent from schools and academies to professional level and enhance sports participation.
Board Of Directors
Partners
Board Of Directors
Board Of Directors
Management Team
Pradeep Kasliwal -Technical Expert - Cricket


Pradeep Kasliwal Is a former professional cricketer who played for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy.

He was also the director of coaching at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s indoor academy at Bandra-Kurla Complex.

He was also a member of the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Under-16 selection panel.
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Technical Experts
Dubai's best cricket coaching academy - It's Just Cricket
Through it's partnership with Sydney Thunder, It’s Just Cricket offers Young Cricketers a cutting edge programme which is led by expert coaches and supported by elite cricket technical experts.
It is a comprehensive platform that progressively and holistically develop budding cricketers and provide them with opportunities to train at some of the world’s leading cricket institutes.
Founded in 2015, Absolute Gymnastics aims to provide top quality gymnastics tuition to children through excellent teaching and coaching pedagogy in a fun and enjoyable environment across Dubai and UAE.
Founded in September 2011, Absolute Swimming provides world class swimming tuition and offer a full range of programmes at convenient locations across U.A.E. to empower you to reach your goals.
From absolute beginners who love the fun of the game, to young players with elite potential, we’re on their side, giving everyone the same care and dedication. Football talent kicks off at It’s Just Football - and we’re taking youth football to a whole new level with the help of UEFA A & B licensed Coaches. We’re Dubai’s finest football academy for aspiring young players helping them to PLAY, DEVELOP & ENJOY the world’s most beautiful game.
KOOH Sports International
REPETITION
TALENT MANAGEMENT
GAME INTELLIGENCE TRAINING
INNOVATIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT
GRIT Approach
The technical experts at KOOH Sports have developed GRIT™ - The KOOH Sports Way of training, based on the globally renowned L-TAD (Long Term Athletic Development) model. Splitting with the traditional coaching methodology, GRIT™ is the foundation of all training Programs at KOOH Sports.
In order to develop cognitive training skills, our researchers mapped the brain skills that are required for top performance in any game. The intent is to train the young players to perceive, analyse and gauge opportunities and act in the best possible manner in any game situation. Together, they constitute what is usually referred to as game intelligence.
Success is a sum of all small efforts REPEATED DAILY. The rationale here is; to become an expert, one needs to be instinctive - a quality that can be developed through repetitive training.
KOOH Sports splits far from the customary standards of training while each curriculum being devised using innovative and progressive teaching techniques. These techniques help in increased retention and seamless movement from one skill level to another
Each individuals' ability differs. Here we believe in identifying the differing abilities of kids and equipping them with proper facilities and give them an opportunity to grow, learn and discover their true potential.
KOOH Sports splits far from the customary standards of training as our curriculum is devised using innovative and progressive teaching techniques. These techniques help in increased retention and seamless movement from one skill level to another
The intent is to train the young players to perceive, analyse and gauge opportunities and act in the best possible manner in any game situation. Together, they constitute what is usually referred to as game intelligence.
GRIT Highlights
INNOVATIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT
TALENT MANAGEMENT
REPETITION
GAME INTELLIGENCE TRAINING
 
Board of Directors
 
Susir Kumar is the Chairman and Co-founder of KOOH Sports, a start - up dedicated to promote sports at a grass-root level in India. Susir Kumar is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Intelenet Global Services.

Susir has built a reputation for his strong work ethics and establishing a people-centric organization. He has over the years set up successful large format businesses. The common themes were: laser focus vision, getting the right people in the bus and infusing entrepreneurial spirit.

Susir has achieved significant milestones in his career including executing one of the largest management buy-outs in India and has set up several profitable group companies for HDFC. An avid fitness enthusiast and a lover of sports, he is also a qualified company secretary.
Girish Ramachandran is one of the Board of Directors at KOOH Sports. He currently also holds the position of Corporate Vice President at TATA Consultancy Services. As a member of the Board at KOOH Sports, Girish will be supporting the organisation with strategic business initiatives, mergers and will be instrumental in building business.

Girish has been with TCS for over 20 years and has held various roles including Head of Business Intelligence Practice worldwide as well as Executive Sponsor of customer relationships with multiple customers across the world. He holds executive board positions at the Europe-India Institute and International Business Foundation Amsterdam and he holds an Advisory position for internationalization at Nyenrode University. He also lectures at universities across Europe. He is also the Chairman of the CII committee for Benelux.

Conrad D’Souza came on board KOOH Sports as a strategic direction provider to the company. He has a Master’s Degree in Commerce, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Senior Executive Program (SEP) graduate of the London Business School.

He is currently Member of Executive Management group at HDFC. His responsibilities in this role include corporate planning and budgeting, corporate finance and investor relations. He was earlier the Treasurer of HDFC. He has been a consultant/speaker to USAID / UNDP and IFC (Washington) and has undertaken assignments in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Krishnan has a degree in Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and is an ardent thinker on sports. He has represented the Mumbai district in basketball and football.

After managing the family business as Director for over 10 years, he started his own venture in real estate in 2006. Krishnan is currently the Secretary of the Maharashtra State Basketball Association and the Secretary of the Indian Gymkhana Ltd, an 80 year old club located in Matunga which is considered by many to be the Mecca of basketball in Mumbai.
Prabhu Srinivasan, the free spirited entrepreneur co-founded the company with an aim to positively impact the sports ecosystem of the country. With over 20 years of experience in the service and retail finance industry, he brings with him significant experience that makes him stand resolute against the challenges of an inordinate business venture. Currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Intelenet Global Services, earlier in his career he has worked with organizations like - KPMG, Standard Chartered Bankand GE and his ability to build structures and execute has helped him become an important cog in the wheel of all organizations he has worked for.

Prabhu is an associate member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a quality practitioner with proficiency of a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.

He is a real sports enthusiast and is happiest when is he is out playing with kids.
Susir Kumar
Chairman & Co-founder
Susir Kumar is the Chairman and Co-founder of KOOH Sports, a start - up dedicated to promote sports at a grass-root level in India. Susir Kumar is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Intelenet Global Services.

Susir has built a reputation for his strong work ethics and establishing a people-centric organization.
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Susir Kumar is the Chairman and Co-founder of KOOH Sports, a start - up dedicated to promote sports at a grass-root level in India.
Girish Ramachandran
Non - Executive Director
Girish Ramachandran is one of the Board of Directors at KOOH Sports. He currently also holds the position of Corporate Vice President at TATA Consultancy Services. As a member of the Board at KOOH Sports, Girish will be supporting the organisation with strategic business initiatives, mergers and will be instrumental in building business.
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Girish Ramachandran is one of the Board of Directors at KOOH Sports.
Conrad D’Souza came on board KOOH Sports as a strategic direction provider to the company. He has a Master’s Degree in Commerce, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Senior Executive Program (SEP) graduate of the London Business School.
He is currently Member of Executive Management group at HDFC.
Conrad D’Souza
Non-Executive Director
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Conrad D’Souza came on board KOOH Sports as a strategic direction provider to the company.
Prabhu Srinivasan, the free spirited entrepreneur co-founded the company with an aim to positively impact the sports ecosystem of the country. With over 20 years of experience in the service and retail finance industry, he brings with him significant experience that makes him stand resolute against the challenges of an inordinate business venture.
Prabhu Srinivasan
Managing Director & Co-founder
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Prabhu Srinivasan, the free spirited entrepreneur co-founded the company with an aim to positively impact the sports ecosystem of the country
Krishnan has a degree in Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and is an ardent thinker on sports. He has represented the Mumbai district in basketball and football.

After managing the family business as Director for over 10 years, he started his own venture in real estate in 2006.

Krishnan (Govind) Muthukumar
Non-Executive Director
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Krishnan has a degree in Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and is an ardent thinker on sports. He has represented the Mumbai district in basketball and football.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.

Chirag was Head of Strategy and M&A at Serco and was part of the executive team to transform the business to a global service provider. Prior to Serco he was with a UK technology focused consulting firm where he assisted telecom and internet companies in developing service and product propositions.

Chirag has an engineering background and has worked with UK based blue chips' like ABB and Plysu plc. Chirag is an MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Member of The Indus Entrepreneurial (TiE) network and member of Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.
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Chirag Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports.
John Gloster
Chief Quality Officer
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 19 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).
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John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 24 years’ experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.

Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 17 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).

John has been involved in nearly 55 international cricket tours/series as head physiotherapist.

Currently sits actively on 3 advisory boards for school and health related projects in Mumbai and across India. John is the Chief Quality Officer of KOOH Sports.
Management Team
Sanjay has over 17 years of rich and extensive experience in Finance, Accounts, Operations Management & Excellence Strategy, Budgeting & MIS and People Management. Prior KOOH Sports, he worked with Serco BPO Pvt. Ltd., GE Capital, HCL Technology, Tele tech Service India Ltd (Airtel BPO).

At KOOH Sports, he leads the finance, risk and compliance division responsible to create the right platform of policies, contract management, audits, receivable management and compliance.

His hobbies include travelling and reading books.
Anshul is a sports Management post graduate and has done his engineering in E&TC. He has worked in IT industry for 4 years in various roles and been working in Sports Industry from 4 years. He has good amount of experience in operations and technology.
He has an analytical bent of mind and applies that to all his work to optimize operations and seamless execution of projects. He loves spending time of the field and is on constant lookout for areas to improve in terms of program delivery.
He loves following cricket matches and loves to play a game or two of cricket whenever possible.
Richa leads the development of digital and mobile technology initiatives at KOOH Sports.

She has over 11 years of experience in the service industry specialising in Management Information System, Business Modelling, Process Mapping, Software Development and Data Management.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
A Social Entrepreneur, having over two decades of experience in converging community and business in the fields of Sports Skill Development, Health Awareness.

He is a national athlete and won three gold medal in Delhi University (1991-1994) and silver, bronze medal in All India University Games (1991 to 1993) in Javelin Throw.
He is Founder of Paralympic Golf Association of India promoting golf among differently abled sports persons, Born Player, Citizen Experience Foundation,

He is Advisor CSR & Youth Development of FARMER - NGO, Advisor, and Health Fitness Trust.

A Social Entrepreneur, having over two decades of experience in converging community and business in the fields of Sports Skill Development, Health Awareness.
He is a national athlete and won three gold medal in Delhi University (1991-1994) and silver, bronze medal in All India University Games (1991 to 1993) in Javelin Throw.

Sanjeev Chaudhary
Sports Director
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A Social Entrepreneur, having over two decades of experience in converging community and business in the fields of Sports Skill Development, Health Awareness.
Anshul is a sports Management post graduate and has done his engineering in E&TC. He has worked in IT industry for 4 years in various roles and been working in Sports Industry from 4 years. He has good amount of experience in operations and technology.
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Anshul Jain
Regional Director - Kites & High Performance
Anshul is a sports Management post graduate and has done his engineering in E&TC.
Sanjay has over 17 years of rich and extensive experience in Finance, Accounts, Operations Management & Excellence Strategy, Budgeting & MIS and People Management. Prior KOOH Sports, he worked with Serco BPO Pvt. Ltd., GE Capital, HCL Technology, Tele tech Service India Ltd (Airtel BPO).
Sanjay Gupta
Head - Finance,Risk & Compliance
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Sanjay has over 17 years of rich and extensive experience in Finance, Accounts, Operations Management & Excellence Strategy, Budgeting & MIS and People Management.
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Richa Sharma
Head, Digital and Analytics
Richa leads the development of digital and mobile technology initiatives at KOOH Sports. She has over 11 years of experience in the service industry specialising in Management Information System, Business Modelling, Process Mapping, Software Development and Data Management.
Richa leads the development of digital and mobile technology initiatives at KOOH Sports.
Prior to joining KOOH Sports, Rizwan was heading the largest business unit of international travel operations in Intelenet Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

He has vast experience of creating and leading powerful teams to deliver high levels of performance in travel & finance operations.

Being professionally trained in 6-Sigma & Lean, he comes with a background of leading projects to set up robust processes for creating a world class experience for end customers.

He has been volleyball player and captained district and zone teams in state organized sub-junior and junior category tournaments.

Prior to joining KOOH Sports, Rizwan was heading the largest business unit of international travel operations in Intelenet Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
He has vast experience of creating and leading powerful teams to deliver high levels of performance in travel & finance operations.

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Rizwan Ansari
Regional Director - Sports Development Centre
Prior to joining KOOH Sports, Rizwan was heading the largest business unit of international travel operations in Intelenet Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Puneet heads the Operations at KOOH Sports. His entrepreneurial stint with a textile company equipped him with hands on knowledge about startups and intrinsic understanding of various business models.

He is a people’s person and can amicably get the work done. He believes in motivating his team and people around from time to time. He strongly believes “if you don’t enjoy what you do, you would be miserable and it will show in your work.”

He has been associated with organizations like Intelenet, Wipro and Epicenter in his previous roles.

He is also a professional cricketer who has represented teams in various divisions and continues to devote weekends to sports.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.

Chirag was Head of Strategy and M&A at Serco and was part of the executive team to transform the business to a global service provider. Prior to Serco he was with a UK technology focused consulting firm where he assisted telecom and internet companies in developing service and product propositions.
Chirag has an engineering background and has worked with UK based blue chips' like ABB and Plysu plc. Chirag is an MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Member of The Indus Entrepreneurial (TiE) network and member of Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network.
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.

Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 17 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).

John has been involved in nearly 55 international cricket tours/series as head physiotherapist.

Currently sits actively on 3 advisory boards for school and health related projects in Mumbai and across India. John is the Chief Quality Officer of KOOH Sports.
Ruchee is responsible for tapping new markets, mining opportunities with existing clients and strategising on expanding business.

Ruchee also heads service delivery for all existing clients from reporting to audits to resource hiring and managing performance for North India.

Prior to KOOH Sports, Ruchee headed UK operations for Intelenet Global Services.

Ruchee is a mature business leader and seasoned expert in customer service, sales, client relations and operations. She is a smart working team player with strong communication and organizational skills. Professionally committed, experienced, business knowledge & success driven.
Karan heads the Quality, Training and Curriculum Development team at KOOH Sports. In his capacity as Head his role requires him to create and monitor high quality sports programs that are taught to kids that range within the age group of 1.7 - 16 yrs.

Furthermore he is also tasked with training the 400+ strong team of Coaches, Head Coaches and Master Trainers across all of KOOH Sports schools and academies pan India. He is a Qualified Strength & Conditioning Expert a Sports Nutritionist and a Professional Fitness Trainer, he has been associated with the fitness industry for more than 10 years.

Prior to KOOH Sports Karan worked as a management professional in the corporate sector with roles cutting across Strategy, Business Advisory, and Operations management.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.
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Chirag Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports
John Gloster
Chief Quality Officer
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 19 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).
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John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
Puneet heads the Operations at KOOH Sports. His entrepreneurial stint with a textile company equipped him with hands on knowledge about startups and intrinsic understanding of various business models.
He is a people’s person and can amicably get the work done. He believes in motivating his team and people around from time to time.
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Puneet Mehra
Director Sales & Service Delivery
Puneet heads the Operations at KOOH Sports.
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Karan heads the Quality, Training and Curriculum Development team at KOOH Sports. In his capacity as Head his role requires him to create and monitor high quality sports programs that are taught to kids that range within the age group of 1.7 - 16 yrs. Furthermore he is also tasked with training the 400+ strong team of Coaches, Head Coaches and Master Trainers across all of KOOH Sports schools and academies pan India.
Karan Khurana
Head Quality, Training, Curriculum & Coach Engagement
Karan heads the Quality, Training and Curriculum Development team at KOOH Sports. In his capacity as Head his role requires him to create and monitor high quality sports programs that are taught to kids that range within the age group of 1.7 - 16 yrs.
An avid basketball player, referee and coach, Vinod has been associated with basketball since his childhood and has represented Maharashtra at the Under-13, 16 and 18 levels before proceeding to the US for higher education. He completed his Business Administration course and returned to manage his family business.
Vinod Muthukumar
Director - Events and Pathways
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Vinod Muthukumar is an avid basketball player, referee and coach, Vinod has been associated with basketball since his childhood and has represented Maharashtra at the Under-13, 16 and 18 levels before proceeding to the US for higher education.
An avid basketball player, referee and coach, Vinod has been associated with basketball since his childhood and has represented Maharashtra at the Under-13, 16 and 18 levels before proceeding to the US for higher education.

He completed his Business Administration course and returned to manage his family business. Vinod is also referred as the “Voice of Indian Basketball” as he has vast experience in basketball commentary for Doordarshan, and has hosted and organised various sporting events across the country, including the prestigious Ramu Memorial Basketball Tournament, Savio Cup and the Mahindra NBA Challenge.

He is closely associated with the Maharashtra State Basketball Association and the Basketball Federation of India.
Kashif Siddiqui - Corporate Development Director

Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.

He formerly worked with EFunds. He brings in significant operations and execution skills.

Kashif also has the relevant experience in Project Management. He is an avid sportsman and a firm believer in the principle that the best gift you could give anyone is to rekindle their desire to step outdoors and have fun.

His ideal day is spent at home, playing with his son and relaxing.
Arnav Thakker - Regional Director

Experienced Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Sports Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Strategy.

Partner with educational institutes and provide highly specialised sports management and consultancy for setting up and running of "K-12" sports education in school, which is aligned to International & Indian curricula, as per the requirements of the schools.
Arnav Thakker is an Experienced Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Sports Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Strategy.
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Arnav Thakker
Regional Director
Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.
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Kashif Siddiqui
Corporate Development Director
Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.
Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.

He formerly worked with EFunds. He brings in significant operations and execution skills.

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Ruchee Bhaskar
Regional Director (North)
Ruchee is responsible for tapping new markets, mining opportunities with existing clients and strategising on expanding business.
Ruchee is responsible for tapping new markets, mining opportunities with existing clients and strategising on expanding business.
Ruchee also heads service delivery for all existing clients from reporting to audits to resource hiring and managing performance for North India.

Prior to KOOH Sports, Ruchee headed UK operations for Intelenet Global Services.
Ajit is an outdoors person who breathes cricket! He was a part of the Mumbai Ranji Cricket team’s probables in the year 2001-02. In his earlier role with Intelenet, he led the Cricket team to 7 back to back Times Shield championship titles which went on to become the state record for the 80-year-old Times Shield Competition.

He has been an official umpire for the Mumbai cricket Association since 2008 till date, having officiated in more than 260 matches in various club levels and Times shield tournaments. He has also been included in BCCI umpires panel for domestic matches after passing the BCCI level One examination in August 2011.

He loves watching all sports and is also a huge fan of the Arsenal football team. In his free time, Ajit loves to listen to music and to swim with his kids.
Ajit is an outdoors person who breathes cricket! He was a part of the Mumbai Ranji Cricket team’s probables in the year 2001-02. In his earlier role with Intelenet, he led the Cricket team to 7 back to back Times Shield championship titles which went on to become the state record for the 80-year-old Times Shield Competition.
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Ajit Gopalakrishnan
Regional Director - Sports Development Centre
Ajit Goplalakrishnan is an outdoors person who breathes cricket! He was a part of the Mumbai Ranji Cricket team’s probables in the year 2001-02.
Apurva Desaii is a former First Class cricketer from Gujarat & has joined KOOH Sports as a Performance Director. He is a BCCI Level C Coach with 15 years of coaching experience. His expertise lies in Error Detection and Correction as well as sorting out the Technical, Tactical and Mental issues related to batting across all formats of the game. For last few years he has been a batting coach for National Cricket Academy (NCA)/BCCI age group camps and as batting faculty for Coaches Training Courses.

Since the last few years he is personally coaching India ‘A’ players and First class players during the pre-season and tactically during matches.


His experience also consists of working with Women’s teams and current India Women’s team players. He is also an acting consultant for USA Global Cricket Academy. He has been senior selector for Gujarat Cricket Association for more than 5 years.
Apurva Desaii is a former First Class cricketer from Gujarat & has joined KOOH Sports as a Performance Director. He is a BCCI Level C Coach with 15 years of coaching experience. His expertise lies in Error Detection and Correction as well as sorting out the Technical, Tactical and Mental issues related to batting across all formats of the game.
Apurva Desaii
Performance Director
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Apurva Desaii is a former First Class cricketer from Gujarat & has joined KOOH Sports as a Cricket Performance Director. He is a BCCI Level C Coach with 15 years of coaching experience.
NSDC has accredited the KITES (KOOH Sports Institute of Training & Excellence for Sports Skills) Vocational Training programme created with the aim of improving employability by imparting vocational and technical skills.
National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC): KOOH Sports has entered into a Public Private Partnership in India with The National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC), under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. NSDC has accredited the KITES (KOOH Sports Institute of Training & Excellence for Sports Skills) Vocational Training programme created with the aim of improving employability by imparting vocational and technical skills.
Team Tennis is a KOOH Sports Tennis Partner
Team Tennis India - Started in 2003, with the aim of providing quality tennis coaching across the country, Team Tennis has today established itself as India’s top tennis coaching institution and among one of the best in Asia. Since its inception Team Tennis has produced the maximum number of champions in every category. This includes 16 National Champions and 10 Davis Cup and Fed Cup players, who have all made India Proud.

Team Tennis is led by highly qualified, reputed and experience team comprising of Aditya Sachdeva, the youngest recipient of All India Tennis Association and Rohit Rajpal, a former Indian Davis Cup player. Aditya Sachdeva is the coach of 2009 Junior Australian Open Winner, Former Junior Number 1 and Davis Cup player like Yuki Bhambri, 2014 Asian Games  Bronze Medalist Divij Sharan and many other national champions. Team Tennis is our Tennis Partner

Ebaco is the infrastructure partner for KOOH Sports.
EBACO: Ebaco is a leading provider of flooring and furniture products and services for specialized industries such as sports, education and healthcare. Ebaco represents a range of top brands from Europe and other parts of the world and ensure quality. Ebaco handles the entire value chain from sourcing, procurement to installation and customer service.
Ebaco is the infrastructure partner for KOOH Sports.
KOOH Sports and Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) announced a three-year association that will enable both the organisations to leverage individual capabilities and competences and support each other for unified development of sports at the grass root level in India.
Special Olympics Bharat (SOB): KOOH Sports and Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) announced a three-year association that will enable both the organisations to leverage individual capabilities and competences and support each other for unified development of sports at the grass root level in India. KOOH Sports international technical team will also be lending their expertise to SOB Coaches and through initiatives like Speedstar lend equal opportunity to kids with special needs.
Data Infosys is KOOH Sports digital partner.
Data Infosys: Data Infosys is KOOH Sports digital partner. Over the past couple of years, Data Infosys has aided KOOH Sports in development and maintenance of the Excalibur(TM) app which is used by all the coaches.
KOOH Sports has joined hands with ABES Engineering College as their preferred coaching and education partner
ABES Engineering College: ABES Engineering College (also known as ABESEC) is a self-financed engineering college, situated in Ghaziabad, NCR, India. The institute is affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. KOOH Sports has joined hands with ABES Engineering College as their preferred coaching and education partner.
Sportzconsult: Sportzconsult is India’s premier sports management company based out of Mumbai. It has a passionate team with experience in Sports, Media, Consulting, Marketing, Advertising & PR. They bring in the best expertise and the most spread out industry network. Sportzconsult are 100% focused on sports and are proud to have served India’s 100+ most popular Brands, Corporates, Leagues, Franchises, Federations & Associations. Over the last 8 years, they have delivered more than 500 events, creating opportunities to play for more than 1 million people every year.
Mumbai Games: Mumbai Games is an event designed by our partner SportzConsult with a vision of promoting sports in India. With multiple age categories in 16 sports for 10000+ participants, it is a sporting extravaganza like never before. KOOH Sports has partnered with Mumbai Games to increase participation and help identify franchise owners across Mumbai.
PEFI is KOOH Sports Physical Education Outreach Partner
PEFI - Physical Education Foundation of India is a registered non-governmental organization established in the year 2008 under the president ship of Dr. Sanjay Paswan, former minister, (Government of India) with the aim to develop physical education & sports at grass root level in India. The objective of PEFI is :
- to eradicate corruption from physical education & sports
- to work for the rights of physical education teachers and upgrade their knowledge by conducting various training workshops and
- to create more job opportunities in the field of physical education & sports.
PEFI is our Physical Education Outreach Partner

iPro Sport is the first choice in hydration not only in India, but UK, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and Singapore.
iPro Sport- iPro Sport offers something others of its kind in the Indian market do not - a fructose-free isotonic hydration drink with absolutely no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners and in three mouth-watering flavours; Orange and Pineapple, Berry and Citrus.

From professional athletes to grass-root clubs, schools, gymnasiums, universities and sporting events, iPro Sport is the first choice in hydration not only in India, but UK, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and Singapore.

Du Pro Beverages Private Limited are the co-owners of the IP along with exclusive marketing, sales and distribution rights for the Eastern world.
Runtime Solutions: Runtime Solutions provides solutions to online, digital and social media challenges worldwide. Runtime Solutions offers a bouquet of business solutions ranging from complex Content Management Systems to supercool and interactive microsites and dynamic websites. Their arsenal of services includes strategising, planning and executing social media campaigns, mobile applications, WAP sites, social applications and a plethora of digital innovations.
Runtime Solutions provides solutions to online, digital and social media challenges worldwide.
AddedSport is a leading sports, event, and athlete management firm in Asia
AddedSport: AddedSport is a leading sports, event, and athlete management firm in Asia. Based in Singapore (with a presence in China, India, and the Philippines) and founded in 2013, we strive to develop the overall landscape of sports, events, and athletes in the Asian region - with an emphasis on Golf, Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Soccer, and Track and Field.
AddedSport has 8 mentors, are located in China, Hong-Kong, India, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, have already 80 students who are placed into universities for Sports like Golf, Squash, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Track & Field, they have 100% track record of placing student-athletes, AddedSport have an average of 62% when it comes to financial aid per student-athlete and have more than 600 college coach relationships.
The KOOH Sports Cricket Development Centre powered by Sydney Thunder (Australian Big Bash League team)
Sydney Thunder: Sydney Thunder is an Australian Professional Circket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty cricket competition, the Big Bash League. They won the fifth edition of Big Bash, as well as the inaugural Women's Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder were the most watched sports team in Australia during 2015/16 with an average TV audience of 1.2m.
The KOOH Sports Cricket Development Centre powered by Sydney Thunder (Australian Big Bash League team) comprehensively develops young cricketers through a cutting edge internationally approved programme led by expert coaches and supported by elite cricket technical experts. Through our association with Sydney Thunder, we are bringing Australian expertise to upgrade the quality of our cricket coaching, improve our technical and tactical skill outcomes and build an international pathway for talented players.
KOOH Sports provide Cricket coaching and host teams from USAGCA's international centres
USA Global Cricket Academy (USAGCA): USA Cricket Academy was first established in 1999 successfully under the leadership of Ashok Patel, President and CEO of the academy.
The vision of USAGCA is to provide the opportunity for all people, regardless of Age, Race, Religion, Gender, Culture, Disabilities or Background, to play quality cricket in a friendly environment in the true spirit of the game.
KOOH Sports will provide Cricket coaching and host teams from USAGCA's international centres, so as to further their skills.
Kandukuri Cricket Academy (KCA) are associated with the KOOH sports for the betterment of each individual who are associated with Kandukuri Cricket Academy and provide them a right opportunity with great choice.
Kandukuri Cricket Academy (KCA) - The establishment of the Kandukuri Cricket Academy (KCA) was laid with the sole point of giving quality cricket Training, world-class cricketing infrastructure, and chance to gain from specialists in the field of cricket through a fun and imaginative condition.

With an aim of developing the players with a foundation which coordinates the best in cricketing methods, innovation, and mentors to build up a superior fate of cricket.

Kandukuri Cricket Academy (KCA) are associated with the KOOH sports for the betterment of each individual who are associated with Kandukuri Cricket Academy and provide them a right opportunity with great choice.

Strategum: Strategum Eduserve Pvt. Ltd. comes on board as the Education partner. Strategum Eduverse is India’s only dedicated education company that plans, builds and manages educational institutions right from play school to universities. KOOH Sports has partnered with the group and will offer Early Movers and Early Movers plus Get Athletic (Basic) programmes to their school network. These programmes will be available to kids from Grade 2 to Grade 7.
 KOOH Sports has partnered with the group and will offer KID-FIT and KID-FIT plus Get Athletic (Basic) programmes to their school network.
Agency for Sports and Youth of Macedonia: KOOH Sports has entered into an MOU with the Agency for Sports and Youth of Macedonia. This paves the way for a new journey in developing a unique partnership to promote sports at the grass-root level in India. We strongly believe that this will be extremely beneficial in not only generating employment for Macedonian coaches but also offering improved knowledge to Indian kids.
KOOH Sports has entered into an MOU with the Agency for Sports and Youth of Macedonia.
YOS: YOS is a Sports Health Care company and has partnered with KOOH Sports as our Fitness Experts. Their effective approach is achieved through comprehensive data collection and analysis that takes the guesswork out of the equation to help you return to your active way of life. They’ve made sure that our sports health modules cover the whole spectrum, from the specific needs of athletes who represent their countries on the global stage, all the way to those seeking an active lifestyle.
The Cricket Asylum: The Cricket Asylum is the world’s most innovative indoor cricket facility and coaching provider. TCA is known for their tailor-made tours in UK where players come from various countries. KOOH Sports has partnered with TCA in order to provide a platform for kids who want to be a part of International Tours.
Imperial International Sports Academy (IISA): IISA is an International Sports Academy founded with an aim to eradicate the problem of Child Obesity by making each and every student physically and mentally fit. IISA has partnered with KOOH Sports for Pro Team Training and International Tours.
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USA Global Cricket Academy (USAGCA): USA Cricket Academy was first established in 1999 successfully under the leadership of Ashok Patel, President and CEO of the academy.
The vision of USAGCA is to provide the opportunity for all people, regardless of Age, Race, Religion, Gender, Culture, Disabilities or Background, to play quality cricket in a friendly environment in the true spirit of the game.
KOOH Sports will provide Cricket coaching and host teams from USAGCA's international centres, so as to further their skills.
SYDNEY THUNDER: Sydney Thunder is an Australian Professional Circket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty cricket competition, the Big Bash League. They won the fifth edition of Big Bash, as well as the inaugural Women's Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder were the most watched sports team in Australia during 2015/16 with an average TV audience of 1.2m.
The KOOH Sports Cricket Development Centre powered by Sydney Thunder (Australian Big Bash League team) comprehensively develops young cricketers through a cutting edge internationally approved programme led by expert coaches and supported by elite cricket technical experts. Through our association with Sydney Thunder, we are bringing Australian expertise to upgrade the quality of our cricket coaching, improve our technical and tactical skill outcomes and build an international pathway for talented players.
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Susir Kumar - Chairman & Co-founder

Susir Kumar is the Chairman and Founder of KOOH Sports, a start - up dedicated to promote sports at a grass-root level in India. Susir Kumar is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Intelenet Global Services.

Susir has built a reputation for his strong work ethics and establishing a people-centric organization. He has over the years set up successful large format businesses. The common themes were: laser focus vision, getting the right people in the bus and infusing entrepreneurial spirit.

Susir has achieved significant milestones in his career including executing one of the largest management buy-outs in India and has set up several profitable group companies for HDFC. An avid fitness enthusiast and a lover of sports, he is also a qualified company secretary.
Susir Kumar - Chairman & Co-founder
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Chirag Patel - Chief Executive Officer
Chirag Patel - Chief Executive Officer

Chirag Patel is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of KOOH Sports. He is also a Chartered Member of TiE network and member of Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network. He has held senior management positions in both large corporates and SMEs. Chirag was Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions at Serco and was part of the executive team to transform the business to an international service provider. Prior to Serco he was with a UK technology focused consulting firm where he assisted telecom and internet companies in developing service and product propositions.

Chirag has an engineering background and is an MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK and holds a Masters in Polymer Science & Engineering from School of London Polymer Technology.
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USA Global Cricket Academy (USAGCA): USA Cricket Academy was first established in 1999 successfully under the leadership of Ashok Patel, President and CEO of the academy.
The vision of USAGCA is to provide the opportunity for all people, regardless of Age, Race, Religion, Gender, Culture, Disabilities or Background, to play quality cricket in a friendly environment in the true spirit of the game.
KOOH Sports will provide Cricket coaching and host teams from USAGCA's international centres, so as to further their skills.
Sydney Thunder: Sydney Thunder is an Australian Professional Circket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty cricket competition, the Big Bash League. They won the fifth edition of Big Bash, as well as the inaugural Women's Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder were the most watched sports team in Australia during 2015/16 with an average TV audience of 1.2m.

The KOOH Sports Cricket Development Centre powered by Sydney Thunder (Australian Big Bash League team) comprehensively develops young cricketers through a cutting edge internationally approved programme led by expert coaches and supported by elite cricket technical experts. Through our association with Sydney Thunder, we are bringing Australian expertise to upgrade the quality of our cricket coaching, improve our technical and tactical skill outcomes and build an international pathway for talented players.
Sydney Thunder is an Australian Professional Circket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty cricket competition, the Big Bash League.
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Board of Directors
Management Team
 
Board of Directors
 
Susir Kumar is the Chairman and Co-founder of KOOH Sports, a start - up dedicated to promote sports at a grass-root level in India. Susir Kumar is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Intelenet Global Services.

Susir has built a reputation for his strong work ethics and establishing a people-centric organization. He has over the years set up successful large format businesses. The common themes were: laser focus vision, getting the right people in the bus and infusing entrepreneurial spirit.

Susir has achieved significant milestones in his career including executing one of the largest management buy-outs in India and has set up several profitable group companies for HDFC. An avid fitness enthusiast and a lover of sports, he is also a qualified company secretary.
Girish Ramachandran is one of the Board of Directors at KOOH Sports. He currently also holds the position of Corporate Vice President at TATA Consultancy Services. As a member of the Board at KOOH Sports, Girish will be supporting the organisation with strategic business initiatives, mergers and will be instrumental in building business.

Girish has been with TCS for over 20 years and has held various roles including Head of Business Intelligence Practice worldwide as well as Executive Sponsor of customer relationships with multiple customers across the world. He holds executive board positions at the Europe-India Institute and International Business Foundation Amsterdam and he holds an Advisory position for internationalization at Nyenrode University. He also lectures at universities across Europe. He is also the Chairman of the CII committee for Benelux.

Conrad D’Souza came on board KOOH Sports as a strategic direction provider to the company. He has a Master’s Degree in Commerce, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Senior Executive Program (SEP) graduate of the London Business School.

He is currently Member of Executive Management group at HDFC. His responsibilities in this role include corporate planning and budgeting, corporate finance and investor relations. He was earlier the Treasurer of HDFC. He has been a consultant/speaker to USAID / UNDP and IFC (Washington) and has undertaken assignments in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Krishnan has a degree in Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and is an ardent thinker on sports. He has represented the Mumbai district in basketball and football.

After managing the family business as Director for over 10 years, he started his own venture in real estate in 2006. Krishnan is currently the Secretary of the Maharashtra State Basketball Association and the Secretary of the Indian Gymkhana Ltd, an 80 year old club located in Matunga which is considered by many to be the Mecca of basketball in Mumbai.
Prabhu Srinivasan, the free spirited entrepreneur co-founded the company with an aim to positively impact the sports ecosystem of the country. With over 20 years of experience in the service and retail finance industry, he brings with him significant experience that makes him stand resolute against the challenges of an inordinate business venture. Currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Intelenet Global Services, earlier in his career he has worked with organizations like - KPMG, Standard Chartered Bankand GE and his ability to build structures and execute has helped him become an important cog in the wheel of all organizations he has worked for.

Prabhu is an associate member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a quality practitioner with proficiency of a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.

He is a real sports enthusiast and is happiest when is he is out playing with kids.
Susir Kumar
Chairman & Co-founder
Susir Kumar is the Chairman and Co-founder of KOOH Sports, a start - up dedicated to promote sports at a grass-root level in India. Susir Kumar is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Intelenet Global Services.

Susir has built a reputation for his strong work ethics and establishing a people-centric organization.
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Susir Kumar is the Chairman and Co-founder of KOOH Sports, a start - up dedicated to promote sports at a grass-root level in India.
Girish Ramachandran
Non - Executive Director
Girish Ramachandran is one of the Board of Directors at KOOH Sports. He currently also holds the position of Corporate Vice President at TATA Consultancy Services. As a member of the Board at KOOH Sports, Girish will be supporting the organisation with strategic business initiatives, mergers and will be instrumental in building business.
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Girish Ramachandran is one of the Board of Directors at KOOH Sports.
Conrad D’Souza came on board KOOH Sports as a strategic direction provider to the company. He has a Master’s Degree in Commerce, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Senior Executive Program (SEP) graduate of the London Business School.
He is currently Member of Executive Management group at HDFC.
Conrad D’Souza
Non-Executive Director
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Conrad D’Souza came on board KOOH Sports as a strategic direction provider to the company.
Prabhu Srinivasan, the free spirited entrepreneur co-founded the company with an aim to positively impact the sports ecosystem of the country. With over 20 years of experience in the service and retail finance industry, he brings with him significant experience that makes him stand resolute against the challenges of an inordinate business venture.
Prabhu Srinivasan
Managing Director & Co-founder
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Prabhu Srinivasan, the free spirited entrepreneur co-founded the company with an aim to positively impact the sports ecosystem of the country
Krishnan has a degree in Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and is an ardent thinker on sports. He has represented the Mumbai district in basketball and football.

After managing the family business as Director for over 10 years, he started his own venture in real estate in 2006.

Krishnan (Govind) Muthukumar
Non-Executive Director
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Krishnan has a degree in Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and is an ardent thinker on sports. He has represented the Mumbai district in basketball and football.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.

Chirag was Head of Strategy and M&A at Serco and was part of the executive team to transform the business to a global service provider. Prior to Serco he was with a UK technology focused consulting firm where he assisted telecom and internet companies in developing service and product propositions.

Chirag has an engineering background and has worked with UK based blue chips' like ABB and Plysu plc. Chirag is an MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Member of The Indus Entrepreneurial (TiE) network and member of Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.
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Chirag Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports.
John Gloster
Chief Quality Officer
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 19 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).
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John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 24 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.

Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 17 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).

John has been involved in nearly 55 international cricket tours/series as head physiotherapist.

Currently sits actively on 3 advisory boards for school and health related projects in Mumbai and across India. John is the Chief Quality Officer of KOOH Sports.
Management Team
Puneet heads the Operations at KOOH Sports. His entrepreneurial stint with a textile company equipped him with hands on knowledge about startups and intrinsic understanding of various business models.

He is a people’s person and can amicably get the work done. He believes in motivating his team and people around from time to time. He strongly believes “if you don’t enjoy what you do, you would be miserable and it will show in your work.”

He has been associated with organizations like Intelenet, Wipro and Epicenter in his previous roles.

He is also a professional cricketer who has represented teams in various divisions and continues to devote weekends to sports.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.

Chirag was Head of Strategy and M&A at Serco and was part of the executive team to transform the business to a global service provider. Prior to Serco he was with a UK technology focused consulting firm where he assisted telecom and internet companies in developing service and product propositions.
Chirag has an engineering background and has worked with UK based blue chips' like ABB and Plysu plc. Chirag is an MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Member of The Indus Entrepreneurial (TiE) network and member of Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network.
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.

Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 17 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).

John has been involved in nearly 55 international cricket tours/series as head physiotherapist.

Currently sits actively on 3 advisory boards for school and health related projects in Mumbai and across India. John is the Chief Quality Officer of KOOH Sports.
Ruchee is responsible for tapping new markets, mining opportunities with existing clients and strategising on expanding business.

Ruchee also heads service delivery for all existing clients from reporting to audits to resource hiring and managing performance for North India.

Prior to KOOH Sports, Ruchee headed UK operations for Intelenet Global Services.

Ruchee is a mature business leader and seasoned expert in customer service, sales, client relations and operations. She is a smart working team player with strong communication and organizational skills. Professionally committed, experienced, business knowledge & success driven.
Karan heads the Quality, Training and Curriculum Development team at KOOH Sports. In his capacity as Head his role requires him to create and monitor high quality sports programs that are taught to kids that range within the age group of 1.7 - 16 yrs.

Furthermore he is also tasked with training the 400+ strong team of Coaches, Head Coaches and Master Trainers across all of KOOH Sports schools and academies pan India. He is a Qualified Strength & Conditioning Expert a Sports Nutritionist and a Professional Fitness Trainer, he has been associated with the fitness industry for more than 10 years.

Prior to KOOH Sports Karan worked as a management professional in the corporate sector with roles cutting across Strategy, Business Advisory, and Operations management.
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports. With over two decades of international experience in various industries he brings the strategic and execution capability to provide the foundation for scaling up a venture.
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Chirag Patel
Chief Executive Officer
Chirag Patel, took the first step of attempting to make a social impact by investing and then taking active part in the development of KOOH Sports
John Gloster
Chief Quality Officer
John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
Has worked extensively with international cricket for the last 19 years, most notably as physiotherapist to the Indian cricket Team for 3.5 years as well as Surrey County Cricket in England (1998 2001), Bangladesh National Team from 2001-2004 and Rajasthan Royals(IPL Team).
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John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 25 year's experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population.
Puneet heads the Operations at KOOH Sports. His entrepreneurial stint with a textile company equipped him with hands on knowledge about startups and intrinsic understanding of various business models.
He is a people’s person and can amicably get the work done. He believes in motivating his team and people around from time to time.
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Puneet Mehra
Director Sales & Service Delivery
Puneet heads the Operations at KOOH Sports.
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Karan heads the Quality, Training and Curriculum Development team at KOOH Sports. In his capacity as Head his role requires him to create and monitor high quality sports programs that are taught to kids that range within the age group of 1.7 - 16 yrs. Furthermore he is also tasked with training the 400+ strong team of Coaches, Head Coaches and Master Trainers across all of KOOH Sports schools and academies pan India.
Karan Khurana
Head Quality, Training, Curriculum & Coach Engagement
Karan heads the Quality, Training and Curriculum Development team at KOOH Sports. In his capacity as Head his role requires him to create and monitor high quality sports programs that are taught to kids that range within the age group of 1.7 - 16 yrs.
An avid basketball player, referee and coach, Vinod has been associated with basketball since his childhood and has represented Maharashtra at the Under-13, 16 and 18 levels before proceeding to the US for higher education. He completed his Business Administration course and returned to manage his family business.
Vinod Muthukumar
Director - Events and Pathways
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Vinod Muthukumar is an avid basketball player, referee and coach, Vinod has been associated with basketball since his childhood and has represented Maharashtra at the Under-13, 16 and 18 levels before proceeding to the US for higher education.
An avid basketball player, referee and coach, Vinod has been associated with basketball since his childhood and has represented Maharashtra at the Under-13, 16 and 18 levels before proceeding to the US for higher education.

He completed his Business Administration course and returned to manage his family business. Vinod is also referred as the “Voice of Indian Basketball” as he has vast experience in basketball commentary for Doordarshan, and has hosted and organised various sporting events across the country, including the prestigious Ramu Memorial Basketball Tournament, Savio Cup and the Mahindra NBA Challenge.

He is closely associated with the Maharashtra State Basketball Association and the Basketball Federation of India.
Apurva Desaii is a former First Class cricketer from Gujarat & has joined KOOH Sports as a Performance Director. He is a BCCI Level C Coach with 15 years of coaching experience. His expertise lies in Error Detection and Correction as well as sorting out the Technical, Tactical and Mental issues related to batting across all formats of the game.
Apurva Desaii
Performance Director
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Apurva Desaii is a former First Class cricketer from Gujarat & has joined KOOH Sports as a Cricket Performance Director. He is a BCCI Level C Coach with 15 years of coaching experience.
Apurva Desaii is a former First Class cricketer from Gujarat & has joined KOOH Sports as a Performance Director. He is a BCCI Level C Coach with 15 years of coaching experience. His expertise lies in Error Detection and Correction as well as sorting out the Technical, Tactical and Mental issues related to batting across all formats of the game. For last few years he has been a batting coach for National Cricket Academy (NCA)/BCCI age group camps and as batting faculty for Coaches Training Courses.

Since the last few years he is personally coaching India ‘A’ players and First class players during the pre-season and tactically during matches.


His experience also consists of working with Women’s teams and current India Women’s team players. He is also an acting consultant for USA Global Cricket Academy. He has been senior selector for Gujarat Cricket Association for more than 5 years.
Kashif Siddiqui - Corporate Development Director

Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.

He formerly worked with EFunds. He brings in significant operations and execution skills.

Kashif also has the relevant experience in Project Management. He is an avid sportsman and a firm believer in the principle that the best gift you could give anyone is to rekindle their desire to step outdoors and have fun.

His ideal day is spent at home, playing with his son and relaxing.
Arnav Thakker - Regional Director

Experienced Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Sports Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Strategy.

Partner with educational institutes and provide highly specialised sports management and consultancy for setting up and running of "K-12" sports education in school, which is aligned to International & Indian curricula, as per the requirements of the schools.
Arnav Thakker is an Experienced Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Sports Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Strategy.
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Arnav Thakker
Regional Director
Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.
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Kashif Siddiqui
Corporate Development Director
Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.
Kashif is known for his logical and analytical skills. He is a trained six sigma specialist. He has held senior positions with more than 12 years of experience in the Service Industry.

He formerly worked with EFunds. He brings in significant operations and execution skills.

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Ruchee Bhaskar
Regional Director (North)
Ruchee is responsible for tapping new markets, mining opportunities with existing clients and strategising on expanding business.
Ruchee is responsible for tapping new markets, mining opportunities with existing clients and strategising on expanding business.
Ruchee also heads service delivery for all existing clients from reporting to audits to resource hiring and managing performance for North India.

Prior to KOOH Sports, Ruchee headed UK operations for Intelenet Global Services.
Ajit is an outdoors person who breathes cricket! He was a part of the Mumbai Ranji Cricket team’s probables in the year 2001-02. In his earlier role with Intelenet, he led the Cricket team to 7 back to back Times Shield championship titles which went on to become the state record for the 80-year-old Times Shield Competition.

He has been an official umpire for the Mumbai cricket Association since 2008 till date, having officiated in more than 260 matches in various club levels and Times shield tournaments. He has also been included in BCCI umpires panel for domestic matches after passing the BCCI level One examination in August 2011.

He loves watching all sports and is also a huge fan of the Arsenal football team. In his free time, Ajit loves to listen to music and to swim with his kids.
Ajit is an outdoors person who breathes cricket! He was a part of the Mumbai Ranji Cricket team’s probables in the year 2001-02. In his earlier role with Intelenet, he led the Cricket team to 7 back to back Times Shield championship titles which went on to become the state record for the 80-year-old Times Shield Competition.
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Ajit Gopalakrishnan
Regional Director - Sports Development Centre
Ajit Goplalakrishnan is an outdoors person who breathes cricket! He was a part of the Mumbai Ranji Cricket team’s probables in the year 2001-02.
Sanjay has over 17 years of rich and extensive experience in Finance, Accounts, Operations Management & Excellence Strategy, Budgeting & MIS and People Management. Prior KOOH Sports, he worked with Serco BPO Pvt. Ltd., GE Capital, HCL Technology, Tele tech Service India Ltd (Airtel BPO).

At KOOH Sports, he leads the finance, risk and compliance division responsible to create the right platform of policies, contract management, audits, receivable management and compliance.

His hobbies include travelling and reading books.
Anshul is a sports Management post graduate and has done his engineering in E&TC. He has worked in IT industry for 4 years in various roles and been working in Sports Industry from 4 years. He has good amount of experience in operations and technology.
He has an analytical bent of mind and applies that to all his work to optimize operations and seamless execution of projects. He loves spending time of the field and is on constant lookout for areas to improve in terms of program delivery.
He loves following cricket matches and loves to play a game or two of cricket whenever possible.
Richa leads the development of digital and mobile technology initiatives at KOOH Sports.

She has over 11 years of experience in the service industry specialising in Management Information System, Business Modelling, Process Mapping, Software Development and Data Management.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
A Social Entrepreneur, having over two decades of experience in converging community and business in the fields of Sports Skill Development, Health Awareness.

He is a national athlete and won three gold medal in Delhi University (1991-1994) and silver, bronze medal in All India University Games (1991 to 1993) in Javelin Throw.
He is Founder of Paralympic Golf Association of India promoting golf among differently abled sports persons, Born Player, Citizen Experience Foundation,

He is Advisor CSR & Youth Development of FARMER - NGO, Advisor, and Health Fitness Trust.

A Social Entrepreneur, having over two decades of experience in converging community and business in the fields of Sports Skill Development, Health Awareness.
He is a national athlete and won three gold medal in Delhi University (1991-1994) and silver, bronze medal in All India University Games (1991 to 1993) in Javelin Throw.

Sanjeev Chaudhary
Sports Director
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A Social Entrepreneur, having over two decades of experience in converging community and business in the fields of Sports Skill Development, Health Awareness.
Anshul is a sports Management post graduate and has done his engineering in E&TC. He has worked in IT industry for 4 years in various roles and been working in Sports Industry from 4 years. He has good amount of experience in operations and technology.
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Anshul Jain
Regional Director - Kites & High Performance
Anshul is a sports Management post graduate and has done his engineering in E&TC.
Sanjay has over 17 years of rich and extensive experience in Finance, Accounts, Operations Management & Excellence Strategy, Budgeting & MIS and People Management. Prior KOOH Sports, he worked with Serco BPO Pvt. Ltd., GE Capital, HCL Technology, Tele tech Service India Ltd (Airtel BPO).
Sanjay Gupta
Head - Finance,Risk & Compliance
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Sanjay has over 17 years of rich and extensive experience in Finance, Accounts, Operations Management & Excellence Strategy, Budgeting & MIS and People Management.
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Richa Sharma
Head, Digital and Analytics
Richa leads the development of digital and mobile technology initiatives at KOOH Sports. She has over 11 years of experience in the service industry specialising in Management Information System, Business Modelling, Process Mapping, Software Development and Data Management.
Richa leads the development of digital and mobile technology initiatives at KOOH Sports.
Prior to joining KOOH Sports, Rizwan was heading the largest business unit of international travel operations in Intelenet Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

He has vast experience of creating and leading powerful teams to deliver high levels of performance in travel & finance operations.

Being professionally trained in 6-Sigma & Lean, he comes with a background of leading projects to set up robust processes for creating a world class experience for end customers.

He has been volleyball player and captained district and zone teams in state organized sub-junior and junior category tournaments.

Prior to joining KOOH Sports, Rizwan was heading the largest business unit of international travel operations in Intelenet Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
He has vast experience of creating and leading powerful teams to deliver high levels of performance in travel & finance operations.

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Rizwan Ansari
Regional Director - Sports Development Centre
Prior to joining KOOH Sports, Rizwan was heading the largest business unit of international travel operations in Intelenet Global Services Pvt. Ltd.