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In Conversation With Dr. Gautam Mukherjee, Co-founder & CEO of Sportify

Date: July 15, 2020

Dr. Gautam Mukherjee is an ex-India football player with an M.Sc. in Sports Science from LNIPE, Gwalior; MBA from Symbiosis, Pune; and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He has 18+ years of diversified experience in sports, education, marketing, and investment banking. He is also a member of the Board of Studies in LNIPE, Gwalior. He is passionate about sports and children and has always wanted to build valuable sports programs at the grassroots level. A book inspired by his life and work, “When Fate Kicks”, was published in 2018, which won the “Philosophique Poetica Emerging Voices Award”.

Dr. Mukherjee shares his extensive knowledge about the Sports industry, acquired through his many managerial and leadership roles, in this exclusive talk with our Dean, Mr. Nirmaalya B Biswas. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the talk on Instagram.

MBA Sports Management at Creps Antilles-Guyane: GO for the 3rd Session!

On October 14, 2019, the 3rd session of MBA ESG’s Sports Management program was launched at Creps Antilles-Guyane. The professional training overseas, led by fifteen sports enthusiasts will take place over 18 months. The training sponsor, Willem BELOCIAN, former Creps student and semi-finalist at the Qatar World Athletics Championships in 110m hurdles in September 2019, was also present for the occasion.

Bernard DENIS, head of the MBA Sports Management program in Guadeloupe talks about his first impressions and the challenges of training for Guadeloupean sport.

“What pride to be in the piloting of such an adventure which, now I am convinced, brings to the territory an essential expertise and above all a new look at the service of the fantastic potentials of our archipelago. I am already enthusiastic to exchange with the teaching team and above all happy with all these interactions with the students who will allow them, as for other promotions, to become major players in Guadeloupean sport,” he explains.

“The new class, made up of 13 students, is still very rich in its diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and motivations. The first week will let us see a united state of mind and, above all, an overflowing desire,” he confides.

In order to better take into account innovations in sport, the Guadeloupe MBA training course is in perpetual evolution with this year – more digital, more e-learning, more projects, more scenarios, and more exchanges with local businesses.

A great adventure in perspective for the teaching team and the students!

This article was translated from French. Read the original article here.

Workshop by Mr. Parminder Gill, Co-Founder and Head of Business, Sportz Village

Mr. Parminder Gill is the co-founder of Sportz Village Schools (a part of Sportz Village Foundation), India’s No. 1 sports education organization. Sportz Village uses sports to drive change in health and education and empowers (currently over 7,00,000) school children across the country.

Parminder Gill 30x23 - Workshop by Mr. Parminder Gill, Co-Founder and Head of Business, Sportz Village

As one of the country’s leading experts in sports education, Mr. Gill has been invited by CII, FICCI, NITI Aayog and other leading public-private bodies for his inputs on the subject for different programs. He is also a visiting faculty at Azim Premji University, where he teaches a course on sports education at the postgraduate level. Mr. Gill has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Pune, and a Master’s degree in Management from Arizona State University.

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Two things immediately stood out during his interaction with the students,

  1. The ease with which he connects and interacts with people
  2. His business knowledge with a strong philanthropic drive

Right through the two-hour Sports Management workshop, students were encouraged to think and engage. The climax of the workshop was a business case that was assigned to the students. Topics varied from pitching a concept to a potential sponsor from the view of an NGO to organizing a youth-level tournament whose focus is on development of the sport at the grassroots level to identifying an event/tournament/sport to associate with from the perspective of a brand looking to use the partnership.

These exercises were intended to provide students with an inside look into how the industry functions. The various challenges and how one can overcome them. The workshop might have been only a couple of hours long, but the knowledge given to the students will surely go a long way.

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We would once again like to thank Mr. Parminder Gill for taking the time to share his knowledge and conduct a very interesting and useful workshop with the students.