Viren Rasquinha – Keynote Speaker

Former captain of the Indian Hockey team and CEO of Olympic Gold Quest

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Specialist Subjects

  • Marketing
  • Sports
  • Strategy


Viren Rasquinha is an Olympian, former captain of the Indian Hockey team and CEO of Olympic Gold Quest, a programme which supports Indian athletes win Olympic medals.

Rasquinha was one of India’s finest hockey players of all time. He played 180 international matches for the Indian hockey team in a career spanning from 2002 to 2008. He was an immensely gifted midfielder and an excellent team player known for his fearless tackling skills, tireless running and calm temperament. He was also the captain of the Maratha Warriors in the Premier Hockey League from 2005-2008 and played for Stuttgart Kickers in the German Bundesliga in the 2007-08 season. He was bestowed with the prestigious Arjuna Award for Hockey for the year 2005.

After his retirement in 2008, he completed his MBA at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and obtained a dual major in Marketing and Strategy. In 2009 Rasquinha became CEO of the Olympic Gold Quest, a program of the Foundation of Sports & Games, which identifies and supports Indian athletes who have the potential to win Olympic gold medals.

Viren Rasquinha is an informative and inspiring motivational speaker. He talks about India’s quest for Olympic gold medals, and what is needed to help talented sportspeople become world class.

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