WHO WE ARE

1 PLAY SPORTS is the home of community sports and content, bringing the best that Asia has to offer right to your fingertips including sports such as Football, Basketball, Swimming, Rugby, Pencak Silat, Table Tennis, Badminton and more.

 

OUR TEAM

We are a Singapore-based sports media narrowcasting start-up producing live streams of community, grassroots level, schools, special needs, and private sports events at national and international levels. Working with some of the best community leagues in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa, our young and aggressive business provides great opportunities for those looking for a dynamic, progressive, and innovative role.

Board of Directors

Mohit Lalvani

Founder & CEO

 

Mohit brings more than 20 years of experience in developing businesses in the fields of sports and digital media production & broadcasting. An Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program graduate from The Wharton School, Mohit is an entrepreneur, innovator, and lateral thinker. Prior to founding 1 Play Sports in 2018, Mohit headed Business Development and Partnerships division at Eleven Sports Network for three years in Singapore and worked as Managing Director at BCP Pte Ltd, a digital media content specialist start-up in Singapore, for two years. Mohit has also led the marketing team at Delta Corp Ltd as the Chief Marketing Officer from 2012 to 2014 in India.

Daniel Maag

Chairman & Co-Founder

 

Daniel is a banking veteran with 26 years of work experience spread across London, Zurich, Dubai, and Singapore. In addition, he is an astute early-stage venture capital investor.

Sunil Kalra

Sunil, India-based angel investor in early-age tech companies since 2008, has invested in over 100 companies across India, Singapore, USA, & Israel and sits on the board of Indian Angel Network and several other startups. He is known for strategizing expansion, defining goals, & building networks for the companies he invests his expertise in and is among the most prominent angel investors in India by Forbes.

Rudra Dalmia

Rudra Dalmia, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer at Paytm E-commerce Private Limited, is a seasoned professional with decades of experience in fintech, e-commerce, venture investments, & leading technology businesses. Rudra served as the Country Head & Managing Director of Saxo Bank India from 2011 to 2016 and serves on the advisory board of various tech &investments firms. 

Board of Advisors

Nikhil Srinivasan

Nikhil is the Chief Investment Officer at PartnerRe and is a member of its Executive Leadership Team since 2018. He has also served as a Group Chief Investment Officer at Allianz, a Group Chief Investment Officer at Generali and a Director on the PartnerRe Board. 

Anuj Srivastava

Anuj is the Founder and CEO of Livspace, South Asia's largest and fastest-growing interiors and renovation brand, since 2014. An MBA from London Business School, Anuj is an investor and advisor for internet startups, including, ZipDial, Voyagin, TravelMob, and eBus.TV. In addition, he has over 10 years of experience in Marketing and Business Development. 

Mark McFarlane

Mark, currently working as General Manager, APAC, Dugout Limited, is an expert in commercial sales, branded content partnerships, and platform growth in the broadcast, digital media, and tech sectors. His 15 years of experience and expertise in the field bring substantial strength to our company's strategic growth. Mark has also worked at Fox  International Channels as Vice President, APAC & Middle East, and at Eurosport Asia as Commercial Director, APAC.

Ayaz Memon

Ayaz is a media veteran with over 40 years of experience in the sports media industry. Memon has worked as a sportswriter, editor, and columnist with several newspapers such as Mid-Day, Bombay Times, DNA, Times of India, Hindustan Times, and Deccan Chronicle. Memon has reported live ten Cricket World Cups, over 250 Test Matches, and 400 One-Day Internationals and authored four books on cricket and co-authored one on independent India's golden jubilee, India 50 – The Making of a Nation.

Unmish Parthasarathi

Unmish advises sports, media, and gaming companies on growth through sales, partnerships, and investments. An alumnus of St. Stephen's College, India, Cambridge University, UK, & London Business School, Unmish has decades of experience in sports media, sports tech, connecting content to commerce, and esports. Unmish has served IMG Media, BBC, ESPN, Fox, & the ICC Board as his employers and ONE Championship, Microsoft Sports, and Dolby Labs Inc as his clients. 

Executive Management

Anthony Santia Raj

Chief Operations Officer

Anthony brings over 20 years of experience in customer relationship management and business development in the sports and travel industries to the team. At 1 Play Sports, he oversees business operations of the company, drives the company's expansion worldwide, liaises with all the country managers of the company, and heads the company's operations and expansion in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Duncan Elias

Head of Content & Presenter

Duncan, a former professional footballer turned sports presenter, heads the content development at 1 Play Sports and also acts as a presenter/commentator during sports events. Duncan has also developed 1 Play Sports Studio shows such as The Front Row Seat & The SPL Show. He currently looks after content in all our markets including Singapore, India & the Philippines. Fun Fact - Duncan was also nominated for the Singapore Sports Journalist of the Year award in 2018.

Rohan Talwar

Head of Corporate Development

Rohan is an Investment Banking professional with 15 years of experience across Equity and Debt Capital Markets with a recent focus on Tech sector coverage, Fund Raising, Investor Relations, and M&A. A Business and Management Studies graduate and ex-UBS Executive Director, APCA, Rohan has tremendous experience in corporate development and investor relations. 

Neha S Warrier

Head of Partnerships & BD, India

Neha currently oversees our business and content development across India while managing the local production team. She possesses a rich and diverse experience in advertising sales, brand solutions, relationship management, and content acquisition earned over a period of 14 years. Prior to 1 Play Sports, she worked as VP, Sales, India at Mirriad, a UK based video tech company and as Associate Director, Ad Sales at Discovery Inc managing Pan India Revenues for their channels. Neha is a keen sportsperson and a professional badminton player with acquired skills of teamwork and being a go-getter.

Jesal J Parekh

Head of Esports

Ex-Team Flash COO, Singapore, Jesal is a gaming & esports expert with a decade of experience in the field. Prior to Team Flash, Jesal was positioned at OpTic Gaming, USA, as International Director and led its expansion into India, Southeast Asia, Mexico, & Brazil. He has also served as an advisor & consultant for multiple esports & gaming companies around Southeast Asia and the United States.

Regional Management

Nitin Nambiar

Head of Production

With close to 10 years of experience in television and sports production, Nitin leads and manages the production team at 1 Play Sports and is responsible for all international and locally produced projects and initiatives. He is a sports production enthusiast and oversees the training and mentoring of our production crew. He has successfully worked on various international events, including Fifa World Cup, European Championships, English Premier League, Davis Cup, and Southeast Asian Games to name a few!

Venkataraghavan Rajagopalan

Creative Head, VOD, India

 

Venkat creates video-on-demand content from India at 1 Play Sports. He leads the VOD team in India to capture and develop inspiring stories of sports and athletes. His diversified experience in creating branded content and impactful stories through video production brings immense proficiency to our team. Some of the big clients that he has worked for are Budweiser, Lakme Salon, US Embassy, Teach for India, and Rolling Stone. 

Nuru Hassan Busigo

Country Head, Rwanda

At 1 Play Sports, Nuru drives business development and content acquisition in Rwanda. An Economics and Management graduate, Nuru holds a substantial experience of over 25 years in finance, business development, and management sectors earned from different countries in Africa. 

 

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