Anil Kumar Suravaram is the Founder-MD of Great SportsTech (www.greatsportstech.com), incepted in 2004, and now the leading Sports Infrastructure company in South Asia.
Anil brings over 30 years of international experience to Great SportsTech Ltd (GSL). Under his leadership, GSL has executed some of the most prestigious and innovative sports infra projects over the last 19 years, across 8 countries in South Asia.
GSL was awarded as ‘India’s Top 100 SME’s (out of over 49,000 nominations); “Best Professional Services in Sports” award by FICCI; the “Skoch Achievers Award” and various other Awards.
His achievements were recognized with the "Emerging Entrepreneur" award by CII. He was featured in the "Young Turks" program in CNBC-TV18, and other business programs on ET Now, NDTV Profit etc., and in many business publications.
He is a regular speaker in various forums like FICCI, TiE, CII and at various seminars on Sports and on Entrepreneurship.
He is a Life Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs); CEO Clubs (India); a Member of the National Sports Committees of FICCI & CII; and a Founder-Director of Sports Engineering Association of India.
Anil was a national-level sportsman in Athletics and Handball. He also achieved State and National honors in NCC.
Anil is a first-generation entrepreneur with Engineering and MBA degrees, and later an Executive Development Program from Kellogg School of Management.
He worked at Wipro Technologies and Ramco Systems – in India and the USA – before incepting Great SportsTech.
Col. John heads the operations division of Great SportsTech. He graduated from the National Defence Academy, Pune, and further went on to accomplish degrees in Logistics Management from XLRI and Financial Management from National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Simla. He has headed Operations-India for an MNC for 5 years. His leadership experience spans over 27 years in myriad roles. Col. John has been a national level basketball player and has also been awarded the Prestigious Academy Blues at the NDA.
Major Sandeep holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts from JNU, New Delhi. He also holds a degree in PG Diploma in Business Administration, HR & Industrial Relations from Symbiosis. His managerial experience spans over 22 years in operations, HR/administration, and general management at The Indian Army and varied other organizations such as Trikona Technologies, Goldstone Technologies, etc. His expertise in personnel management, training & development, and employee relations adds great value to Great SportsTech.
Mr. Sudipto Bhar is the Head – Business Development for pan India and the SAARC region. He is a Mechanical Engineer and has a rich experience of over 24 years working various organizations in the verticals of Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Key Accounts Management from automobile to entertainment industries. His experience in working with previous organizations Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd., Bimetal Bearings Ltd. and Premierworld Technology Ltd. brings in a great value for Great SportsTech. He is a dynamic person with extensive knowledge of working in private and government sectors and his client management, team handling, increased revenue generation for the company and technical understanding of the various products is a great asset to the organization.
Sujatha Suravaram Reddy, is a non-executive Director of GSL. Sujatha completed B.E., in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, PG Diploma in MIS& CA, PG Diploma in Project Management from George Washington Univ., and is a certified Project Management Professional by PMI. Sujatha’s career spans across Telco, Citicorp, Motorola, Microsoft, Wipro, Wells Fargo and is currently employed with Novartis. Sujatha brings her global and MNC experience in Project Management, Change Management, Strategy, Team Building etc., to Great SportsTech Limited. She has over the years helped formulating various strategic decisions and in advising the top management at GSL.
Suresh Raju is the founder of Golden Hills. He has extensive experience in Investment Management, Capital Markets, Financial Structuring, Valuation, Corporate Finance, and Due Diligence.
Prior to Golden Hills Capital, Suresh has more than 4 years of private equity investing experience with TVS Capital Funds, 7 years of investment banking with Deutsche Bank's US (NYC and Boston) business, and over 4 years of technology operations with ABAQUS Inc. near Boston. Suresh is member of Indian Angel Network, Charter Member of TiE.
Suresh has an MBA from University of Chicago's Booth Business School, M.S. from Ohio State University and B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India.