Viren Rasquinha Managing Director & CEO, Olympic Gold Quest
Managing Director & CEO
Joining Date: 01 June 2009
Education: MBA, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, Class of 2009
Experience in Sport Sector: 23 Years. Also served as Captain of Indian Hockey Team
Role in OGQ: Viren looking after the training requirements of the top 6-8 athletes and para-athletes, sustained fundraising for OGQ, managing relationships with all key stakeholders including donors, building the OGQ brand.
Favourite Athlete: Rafael Nadal
Yatin Bhatkar Head - Athlete Management
Head - Athlete Management
Joining Date: 01 July 2011
Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management
Experience in Sport Sector: 10 Years.
Role in OGQ: Yatin's primary role is to look after meeting the training requirements of all the athletes supported by OGQ. This is done by regularly visiting their training base and by being in constant touch with the athletes, coaches, and sports science team over the phone.
Favourite Athlete: Sachin Tendulkar
Anukool Bharadwaj Head - Para Athlete Management
Head - Para Athlete Management
Joining Date: 01 October 2013
Education: M.Sc. (Sports Engineering)
Experience in Sport Sector: 9 Years.
Role in OGQ: To plan, strategize and oversee the support to the entire Para program. Includes identifying para-athletes and sports for OGQ to support and monitoring the training and performances of the athletes.
Anukool was the Head of the Research & Analysis Team at OGQ for 8-years until October 2021.
Before OGQ, he worked with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a Performance Analyst.
Favourite Athlete: Rahul Dravid
Neha Aggarwal Head - Partnerships and Communication
Head - Partnerships and Communication
Joining Date: 01 August 2017
Education: MS Sports Management, Columbia University, New York
Experience in Sport Sector: As an athlete, Neha represented India from 2001-2014 in Table Tennis. She is an Olympian & the only woman to represent India in TT at Beijing Olympics, 2008. Since retirement, she has five years of experience in sports management.
Role in OGQ: Neha looks after OGQ's entire fundraising efforts which include meeting the fundraising target each year, raising new funds, engagement with existing supporters, reaching out to potential supporters, and ensuring timely reporting to the CSR donors on funds & performance of athletes. Neha manages the entire communication with all OGQ supporters and OGQ's social media handles. Neha also manages table tennis and Para-Badminton players supported by OGQ.
Favourite Athlete: M.C. Marykom, A. Sharath Kamal