Director and CEO, Olympic Gold Quest
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 - Athlete Management
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 - 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 - Coaches Excellence Program
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.
Head - IT & Website
Vivek has an illustrative sporting career from being a player of Cue Sports, and then for promotion of Cue Sports, he founded Cue Sports India, a dedicated website for the sport. He is also nominated Media Officer for the International Billiards and Snooker Federation and Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports. For other sports also, he 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 backend server operations, social media, website and communication about the performances of athletes and other relevant informations to OGQ supporters and the media.
Sr. Manager - Athlete Management
Jyoti finished her bachelors in Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University after which she pursued her MBA from Indian Institute of Management Raipur. A major in Marketing, her core strength lies in research and has carried out research projects previously while working at Future Group.
Always eager to learn and experiment, she is also an art-enthusiast. She joined OGQ in 2017 and is part of the Research & Analysis Team.
Sr. Manager - Athlete Management
Ashish is currently working as Senior Manager (Athlete Management) at OGQ. He also worked as the Athlete Manager till now and Strategic Initiatives Manager at OGQ in 2017-18 and did an internship in the OGQ research team in 2015-16. Ashish is a graduate in Mass Media with a major in Advertising. An avid footballer and a cricketer, Ashish heads a district level football & hockey club in Mumbai. He has previously worked with Dream Sports Fields, Mumbai Heroes, Make Me Active and Dynamic Sports.
Head - Partnerships and Communication
Neha is the only woman to represent India in Table Tennis at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Over the course of 13 years, she won 4 national championship titles and over 40 international medals. Some of her key international achievements include gold medal at the 2005 World Cadet Challenge and2008 Commonwealth Youth Games and two bronze medals at the 2013 Commonwealth Championships. In 2016, she earned a Master of Science degree in Sports Management from Columbia University, New York, USA. After graduation, Neha worked at the United States Olympic Committee and International Table Tennis Federation. She also worked as a commentator for ESPN, USATT and Ultimate Table Tennis League.In early 2017, Neha moved back to India with a vision to make a difference in India's Olympic movement. At Olympic Gold Quest, Neha heads the Partnerships and Communication division.
Head - Accounts
Siddique completed his B.Com from Mumbai University in the year 2003 and has 12 years of experience in accounts. He joined OGQ in 2014 and is the Head of Accounts Division of OGQ.
Sr Manager - Admin and Compliance
Trisha is a graduate in Computer Applications from South Gujarat University and is a gold medallist in logical programming. She has worked with administration department in top notch corporates like TATA and Kotak Mahindra Bank. She is a dedicated worker and has a passion for learning and self improvement. Apart from work, Trisha is a wanderlust and loves painting. Trisha currently works as the Senior Manager in Admin and Compliance Division of OGQ.
Head - Admin and Compliance
Shweta is an MBA Graduate from ICFAI University with 17 years’ experience in Finance and Administration with a reputed International NGO, ActionAid. She has played a vital role in handling Administration and Finance of the Maharashtra Regional office of ActionAid. Since the inception of the regional office in 2001 till the end of her tenure in Jan 2018, she has contributed towards the growth and success of the organization. Shweta is an avid traveller and explorer who seeks new challenges in her work environment. Shweta believes in strong work ethics for a sustainable development of the organization. She brings with her wide experience in effective partnership monitoring, contract and fund management, donor compliance and reporting. Last but not the least, an adventurer at heart, Shweta loves to indulge in adventurous sports activities.
Manager - Coaches Excellence Program
A passionate sports lover, Dhwani is a former National level Football player and a State Level Track & Field athlete. A physiotherapist by education, Dhwani worked at Mumbai FC with the youth teams before she made the switch to sports management in 2017. Since then, she has been a part of organising team that successfully delivered the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 first and later was also a part of the team that put together the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. She joined OGQ in 2019 and currently is Manager for the Coaches Excellence Program of OGQ.
Manager - Accounts
Mohammad Arbaaz completed his B. Com from Mumbai University in 2013, and completed CA Inter in 2016. His expertise is in Accounts, Audit & Taxation with 8 years of experience. Worked in a CA firm for 5 years and 3 years in a development sector.