Management team

Pankaj Markandey (VP – Business Development and Communication)

He has been part of the core management team at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA). A member of the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA), he is closely associated with Physical Literacy and LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) movement in India. He works with diverse stakeholders (Government or non-Government) across Indian Sports Ecosystem towards its transformation and accelerated development.

Prior to this, he has leadership experience with multinational corporations such as Motorola Mobility, Oracle and DHL Express. In his last assignment he was Head of Go-To-Market Strategy for APAC region for Motorola Mobility. Pankaj is holds Master’s in Business Administration from MDI, Gurgaon.

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Amit Malik (VP - Strategy, Knowledge Management and Partnership)

He has been part of the core management team at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. He has contributed to high performance and key strategy in various sports initiatives of the Academy. Before venturing into sports, he was working as an Associate Director in Business Risk Services at Grant Thornton. Amit holds a Doctorate in Management from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.

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Empanelled Experts

Dr Pradeep Kumar Ramancharla

Faculty of Earthquake Engineering at IIIT Hyderabad and expert on Human Values.

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Oleksandr Krasilshchikov

High Performance Consultant.

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Consulting sports scientist and physiotherapist

Head of the Department, Rehab Medicine and Sports Medicine at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai

Certified Reebok Instructors Alliance (RIA) Group Fitness Coach and Step Reebok Trainer

Program Team

Content developer with focus on values and ethics in sports ecosystem

Content developer with focus on Long Term Athlete Development

Senior Sports Psychologist

Nadiad Academy

Asst. Manager- Data, information and system

Strength and Conditioning at the Academy

Physiotherapist at Academy

Physiotherapist at Academy

Strength and Conditioning at the Academy