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Team OGQ

Board of Directors Management Team Sports Science Team

We’re a group of hard-working, humble problem solvers that enjoy finding solutions to new challenges.

Chief Executive Officer

Viren Rasquinha, one of the biggest stars of Indian Hockey, is an Olympian and the former captain of the Indian Hockey team. He was bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award for Hockey for the year 2005. He has played 180 international matches for the Indian hockey team in a career spanning from 2002 till he retired in January 2008. He was an immensely gifted midfielder and an excellent team player known for his fearless tackling skills, tireless running and calm temperament. He was also the captain of the Maratha Warriors in the Premier Hockey League for 4 consecutive years from 2005-2008 and played for Stuttgart Kickers in the German Bundesliga in the 2007-08 season.After his retirement in 2008, Viren did his MBA at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad which is ranked 15th in the world in the Financial Times (FT) world rankings for MBA schools. He has a dual major in Marketing and Strategy


Head of Sports Science and Rehab

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Mumbai)
  • Masters in Sports and Exercise Science (Roehampton University, London)
  • Trained in exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Worked with the West Ham United Football team and a semi-pro Rugby team Rosslyn Park RFC as a physiotherapist and sports scientist
  • Worked in India with national level athletes in Cricket, Tennis, Swimming, Football and Rock-Climbing
  • Has done research on exercise physiology and environmental effects on exercise physiology
  • Currently working as Head of Sport Science and Rehabilitation for the Olympic Gold Quest


Head of Operations

Yatin Bhatkar is an avid sports enthusiast. Having done his Diploma in Sports Management from Mumbai, he joined OGQ in 2011. He completed his Bsc(IT) degree from Mumbai University. Yatin looks after entire operations at OGQ


Head of Research & Analysis

B.E. – Electronics from Mumbai University, MSc Sports Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Worked as a Performance Analyst with the England & Wales Cricket Board. Has done research on the aerodynamics of sports balls. Represented Mumbai in 3 National Hockey Championships.


Head of IT and Website

Vivek has an illustrative sporting career from being a player of cuesports, and for promotion of Cue Sports, he founded Cue Sports India. He is also handling media work for the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. For other sports, he also co-founded Sport India to deal with nurturing budding talents.

At Olympic Gold Quest, Vivek heads the IT & Website division. His profile includes managing the social media, website and communication about the performances of athletes to OGQ supporters and the media.


Head of Strategy and Communications

Vaibhav is an out and out sports enthusiast. He is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee (2008). He was previously heading the Research and Analysis team at OGQ. He also worked in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme. He had also co-founded two startups in the sports & fitness sector.


Vision & Mission

To scout for potential medal talent, to help identify areas of support, to work with all stakeholders to aid deserving talent.

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OGQ has supported the training of
more than 100 athletes
since inception

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Team Ogq

We’re a group of hard-working, humble problem solvers that enjoy finding solutions to new challenges.

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Indian athletes supported by OGQ
won 4 medals at London 2012

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