Industry Experts

Ratnakar Shetty

  • Former GM, Game Development BCCI
  • Prof. Shetty, primarily a professor of Chemistry, is one of India’s most experienced Sports Administrators. He served the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) as its Chief Administrative Officer for 2006 to 2012 and was subsequently appointed General Manager- Administration & Game Development at the Board. He is presently, a member of the COA- Hyderabad Cricket Association, the Convener of Uttarakhand Cricket Consensus. He was a part of the Mumbai Cricket Association for over two decades. He served as managing committee member for 1990-1994 and worked as tournament secretary during that period. He was the Host Tournament Director for ICC World Cup 2011.

Nandan Kamath

  • Principal Lawyer- LawNK & Trustee-GoSports Foundation
  • Nandan Kamath is a Bangalore-based lawyer who loves sport and passionately believes in its power to transform individuals, communities, nations, even the entire world. He is working with athletes, teams, federations and businesses and is the Co-Founder & Managing Trustee of GoSports Foundation, a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships and support to junior Indian athletes. Kamath has accepted Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar from President Ram Nath Kovind on behalf of GoSports Foundation in August 2019. He is a 2000 graduate of NLSIU Bangalore and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He holds an LLM from Harvard Law School. He worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell, a US firm, between 2003 and 2006, before returning to India.
Bharat Dabholkar

Bharat Dabholkar

  • Ad Guru, Actor, Playwright
  • Bharat Dabholkar started out in the Advertising world and is the man behind marketing of big players in the industry like Amul, Videocon, Frooti, Bailey & Appy. He is hailed as an Advertising genius who made history with 14 awards and created a new genre of ‘Hinglish’ advertising. He also had a memorable innings in theatre, writing and directing over 32 plays including Bottoms Up, the longest running play in the history of English theatre in India. He has also essayed supporting roles in popular films like One 2 ka 4, Company, Mr Ya Miss and Sarkar, among others.
R Sridhar

R. Sridhar

  • Innovation Facilitator, Consultant,
  • Coach/Partner, IDEAS-RS, TEDx Speaker, Author.
  • Innovation Coach & Partner- IDEA-RS – Sridhar Ramanathan is an accredited CEO Coach from the Coaching Foundation of India, Innovation Facilitator, Founder – IDEAS-RS, TEDx Speaker and Author. He started India’s first Direct Marketing agency. Subsequently he also set up Ogilvy Consulting. He had a distinguished career as Director at Ogilvy & Mather for 25 long years. He was a Director of Ogilvy & Mather India, when he decided to set up his own innovation practice in 2000. Sridhar anchored a 13-episode show on CNBC called “The Power of an Idea” featuring several well- known leaders from industry. He is also a sought-after speaker on the subject of Corporate Innovation. His mission is to help people who want to think differently and do better.
Sandip Tarkas

Sandeep Tarkas

  • President (Customer Strategy) for the Future Group and
  • CEO, Future Media
  • Mr. Sandip Tarkas has worked in areas as diverse as Oil Production and Selling, apart from Sales, Marketing & Media Management. During his stint in media investment management, he was involved in three successful start-ups on the agency side; MindShareFulcrum, India of which he was the first employee, MindShareFulcrum Sri Lanka & MPG. At present Mr. Sandip Tarkas is the President (Customer Strategy) for the Future Group and CEO, Future Media. The role involves owning the customer relationships from end-to-end, including Marketing, Research, Media & Loyalty programme. He was selected as director IITBAA Board of Directors in 2012 &  currently functions as its Treasurer. Also, he is the CEO of a Pro Kabaddi Team- Bengal Warriors.
Tarun Chauhan

Tarun Chauhan

  • Founder – TSC Consulting
  • Managing Partner – JWT, He has led some of the most famous brand campaigns the industry has seen in the last decade. “What an idea sirji” for Idea Cellular, Jaago Re campaign for Tata Tea, Hamara Bajaj and other campaigns for Bajaj, the relaunching VIP bags, the creation of India first white good retail brand CROMA and recently the Aamir Khan campaign for GODREJ.