Vinod Naidu

Vinod has over 20 years of experience in sports management and media. He has been instrumental in structuring and creating some of the largest brand associations in both the endorsement and equity spaces in India. He initially worked with Ogilvy & Mather before his foray into the world of sport at WorldTel, where he was involved in setting up its player management and publishing businesses. Vinod has been part of the production team for several international sporting events since 1998 and worked as a commercial co-ordinator on various live sports properties. Over the last nine years with World Sport Group, Vinod has been responsible for managing key Cricket players, brand presence and sponsorship in Indian Cricket as well as the Indian Premier League.

LS Ravi

A banker and strategist by profession with over 16 years of experience, Ravi worked with Standard Chartered Bank as Director & Head – Strategic Initiatives for South Asia, before co-founding NuStart. He joined the Bank in 1999 after finishing his MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj and his roles have included developing and managing Electronic Payment Systems, Structured Finance, General Management and Strategic Initiatives across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Ravi’s prior experience includes working with a leading talent management agency in the films and event management space, where he was responsible for new business start-up as well as structuring and investor relations.

Mansoor Siddiqi

Over his 16 years with The Coca-Cola Company in India and USA, Mansoor led several innovation projects in markets across Asia‐Pacific, North America and Africa, spanning diverse disciplines – from new product development, packaging, retail and key-customer innovation to integrated marketing communications. Prior to his stint at Coca-Cola, he was responsible for account management at Lintas India for Hindustan Unilever and Konica, and at McCann Erickson for Coca-Cola India. Between 2011 and 2013, Mansoor worked on New Product Development projects for Unilever Asia and Diageo Asia-Pacific, Singapore, as well as The Hershey Company and Perdue Farms, USA.

Kiran Desai

Kiran is a leading Intellectual Property, Media and Sports Law attorney. A Masters graduate from the Georgetown University Law Center and admitted to practice in India, England and Wales, Kiran is a Partner at India Law Partners, with over a decade of experience in sports and entertainment law. His clients include film and television personalities, cricketers and athletes, film production companies and several musicians and composers. His expertise lies in formulating global Intellectual Property protection strategy including registration, licensing and monetisation of IP.

Rohan Rao

With a Masters degree in Sport Management from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, Rohan has over 4 years of experience in sports marketing, sponsorship and event management – with expertise in team/event sponsorship, brand activations, venue operations and client servicing. Key projects that he has worked on include the IPL, ISL and bilateral Indian Cricket tournaments. During his previous role at World Sport Group, Rohan got involved in the player management business, and now works closely on our key player brands.

Jim Grosjean

Jim began his career with Mead Johnson Nutritionals in Canada and held positions of increasing responsibility over his 35 years in R&D across the Americas. In 2004, he joined Nestlé Nutrition, where he headed the Medical Nutrition R&D function for the Latin America region.

Since 2009, Jim has been consulting on innovation projects in the food, beverage and nutrition industries, leveraging his rich experience in new product development and manufacturing. His clients include The Hershey Company, USA and Dairy Fresh Foods, Canada.

Jim is best known for creating the ‘Boost’ range of nutritional products.