Sanjeev Khandelwal
Chairman

Sanjeev is one of India’s most successful entrepreneurs. With interests in Pharmaceuticals, Sports, Nanotechnology and Art and Entertainment to name a few, Sanjeev boasts of an immensely diversified conglomerate. Sanjeev is also a serial venture capitalist and has an enviable track record of identifying individuals and teams that have the requisite skills, motivation, passion and potential to b…  

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Sanjeev Khandelwal

Sanjeev is one of India’s most successful entrepreneurs. With interests in Pharmaceuticals, Sports, Nanotechnology and Art and Entertainment to name a few, Sanjeev boasts of an immensely diversified conglomerate. Sanjeev is also a serial venture capitalist and has an enviable track record of identifying individuals and teams that have the requisite skills, motivation, passion and potential to build world class institutions in their chosen fields. He is well known for taking risks in uncharted fields and for his unparalleled ability to invest in ‘companies of the future’. It is in large measure a result of his belief in the concept of IOS and his support for our creative integrity and innovation that IOS has managed to establish a reputation for excellence in a short span of time.

Neerav Tomar
CEO & Managing Director

Neerav, a graduate of the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), is the visionary behind IOS. A national level squash player who represented India at several international competitions, Neerav was ranked the second best player in the country at the Under-19 level during his peak. Having decided to make his living in a field he was passionate about, Neerav set up IOS in 2005, to provide athletes with…  

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Neerav Tomar

Neerav, a graduate of the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), is the visionary behind IOS. A national level squash player who represented India at several international competitions, Neerav was ranked the second best player in the country at the Under-19 level during his peak. Having decided to make his living in a field he was passionate about, Neerav set up IOS in 2005, to provide athletes with the requisite training, sponsorship and exposure to position them for success at the international level, and thereby improve the stature of sports in India. With 16 years of experience spread across playing sport and leading a successful sports management business, Neerav possesses an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the sports and entertainment industry. He believes that “India will undoubtedly be the next big thing in the international sports and entertainment market” and that IOS is extremely well equipped to provide its stakeholders with tailor made sports and entertainment solutions.

Monjit Sharma
Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Monjit joined IOS in May 2015 and within a quick span of a year, the company has grown fourfold and has become a formidable giant in the field of sports marketing. Monjit started his career with The Asian Age as Executive Assistant to MJ Akbar and then moved on to television working and heading the sales and marketing functions of brands as…  

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Monjit Sharma

With over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Monjit joined IOS in May 2015 and within a quick span of a year, the company has grown fourfold and has become a formidable giant in the field of sports marketing. Monjit started his career with The Asian Age as Executive Assistant to MJ Akbar and then moved on to television working and heading the sales and marketing functions of brands as varied as MTV, VH1, CNBC  TV18 /CNBC Awaaz , ESPN Star Sports and NewsX. He was leading the team that re-launched CNBC and News X. His last assignment was with Rhiti Sports as Chief Marketing Officer managing MS Dhoni and his business interests.

Karan Yadav
Senior Vice President

Karan serves as VP at IOS and is responsible for the Events arm of the company – from getting new business to ensuring delivery. He also handles the digital space at IOS and is responsible for formulating and implementing internal office policies. This is his second stint at IOS and previously, he served as Head of Operations between 2011 and 2014. With a background in Computer Engineering, he s…  

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Karan Yadav

Karan serves as VP at IOS and is responsible for the Events arm of the company – from getting new business to ensuring delivery. He also handles the digital space at IOS and is responsible for formulating and implementing internal office policies. This is his second stint at IOS and previously, he served as Head of Operations between 2011 and 2014. With a background in Computer Engineering, he started his professional career at Infosys and worked as a Senior Systems Engineer, before co-founding TheHardTackle.com, India’s leading football website. Karan served as Editor-in-Chief of his entrepreneurial venture for five years and was responsible for various aspects of the website such as content production, ad sales and executing a data driven marketing strategy. Karan holds an MBA and a Masters in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Rahul Trehan
Head, PR and Media

With over 14 years of proficient experience in the Public Relations and Media, Rahul has handled a diverse range of portfolios spanning Brand Communications, Image Management, Media Management, Public Relations, PR for IOS Talent and Digital Media Management. He has worked with National Men’s & Women’s Hockey Teams and Hockey India (National Sports Federation) as a Manager Media & Publ…  

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Rahul Trehan

With over 14 years of proficient experience in the Public Relations and Media, Rahul has handled a diverse range of portfolios spanning Brand Communications, Image Management, Media Management, Public Relations, PR for IOS Talent and Digital Media Management. He has worked with National Men’s & Women’s Hockey Teams and Hockey India (National Sports Federation) as a Manager Media & Public Relations for more than 3 years. He has had an illustrious career during his 10 years of journalism, working with leading media houses including ESPN Star Sports, Network 18, Cricketnext.com and Jagran Group. He joined IOS Sports & Entertainment as Head – Media & Public Relations in 2015 where he was responsible for setting up the entire Public Relations & Media handling wing for the company. He implemented several activities including Press Conferences, Coverage of Events, Digital Media Promotions and PR of Talent handled by company.

Anant Gupta
Head, Business Development

Anant has been with IOS since 2015. In his role as Head of Business Development, he is responsible for identifying business opportunities in the field of sports marketing. He leads the sports marketing division at IOS and the responsibilities include creating sponsorship plans, strategizing sponsorship strategies and identification of relevant clients. Anant has over 11 years of work experience a…  

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Anant Gupta

Anant has been with IOS since 2015. In his role as Head of Business Development, he is responsible for identifying business opportunities in the field of sports marketing. He leads the sports marketing division at IOS and the responsibilities include creating sponsorship plans, strategizing sponsorship strategies and identification of relevant clients. Anant has over 11 years of work experience and has previously worked with organizations such as Twenty First Century Media and Rhiti Sports. Anant has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona.

Vijay Dubey
Head, Talent Management

Vijay has experience of more than 12 years in sports marketing and talent management. He heads the Talent arm at IOS and has handled more than 30 elite athletes such as MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Vijender Singh, Suresh Raina, Sushil Kumar, Heena Sidhu, among others. At IOS, he is involved in business development pertaining to the athletes, servicing the talent and their respective clients, as …  

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Vijay Dubey

Vijay has experience of more than 12 years in sports marketing and talent management. He heads the Talent arm at IOS and has handled more than 30 elite athletes such as MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Vijender Singh, Suresh Raina, Sushil Kumar, Heena Sidhu, among others. At IOS, he is involved in business development pertaining to the athletes, servicing the talent and their respective clients, as well as signing of contracts. Before IOS, Vijay worked for BCCI and was instrumental in the implementation of various technologies pertaining to the tracking and measurement of player performance. Additionally, he worked at Rhiti Sports, where he was primarily responsible for managing Suresh Raina and servicing all the clients of Rhiti Sports.

Joylashmi Das
General Manager - Legal and Human Resource

Joy joined IOS in 2015 and serves as Deputy General Manager Legal, HR and Research. She heads the Legal Department at IOS. Currently, she is responsible for reviewing and drafting all legal contracts pertaining to Celebrity Endorsements, Client Representations, Agency Contracts, In-Film Placements Agreements etc. She therefore works closely with different verticals/teams at IOS for execution of va…  

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Joylashmi Das

Joy joined IOS in 2015 and serves as Deputy General Manager Legal, HR and Research. She heads the Legal Department at IOS. Currently, she is responsible for reviewing and drafting all legal contracts pertaining to Celebrity Endorsements, Client Representations, Agency Contracts, In-Film Placements Agreements etc. She therefore works closely with different verticals/teams at IOS for execution of various deals and handles all litigation matters. Prior to IOS, she served as an Assistant Manager, Legal at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). She also served as an Intellectual Property (IP) Specialist at Nestle India. Her academic background comprises of a BA.LLB. from Campus Law Centre (CLC), Delhi University and B.A.(Hons.) in History from Miranda House, Delhi University.

Manish Patankar
General Manager - Marketing & Sales (West)

Manish joined IOS in May 2015. Ever since he has been an active member of sports marketing team. He currently works as General Manager -Marketing and Sales (West) and leads the team based out of Mumbai office. His job role involves creation of sponsorship strategy, sales pitch and execution. Manish has 5 years of valuable experience in sponsorship sales, endorsements and high value contract negoti…  

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Manish Patankar

Manish joined IOS in May 2015. Ever since he has been an active member of sports marketing team. He currently works as General Manager -Marketing and Sales (West) and leads the team based out of Mumbai office. His job role involves creation of sponsorship strategy, sales pitch and execution. Manish has 5 years of valuable experience in sponsorship sales, endorsements and high value contract negotiations. He has successfully delivered key projects like Indian Contingent at Rio Olympics 2016, IPL, ISL, Asia Pacific Boxing Championship 2016 etc., also he has brought salient endorsement deals for sports celebrities like Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom, Vijender Singh, Suresh Raina, Ashwini Ponappa, Ishan Kishan amongst others. He is a graduate from Symbiosis center for management studies, Pune.