8.05 Viren Rasquinha - Playing hockey to MBA@ISB

Apr 13, 2017, 10:11 AM


We often find ourselves in situations where the circumstances at work and on the personal front have changed significantly over time and there is a need to move onto the next innings. These are uncomfortable phases where there are no easy answers or approaches. Viren talks about how he took stock of life when he was playing hockey for India and the circumstances which led him to pursue an MBA at ISB.


Viren Rasquinha is a former captain of India’s national field hockey team. He quit international hockey to pursue an MBA at ISB and since 2009, he has been the CEO of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) - a Not for Profit company dedicated towards helping Indian athletes win Olympic Gold medals. They have played a key role in 5 out of the 8 medals India won in 2012 and 2016 Olympics. We spoke about his reflections from his personal journey and from his experiences around spotting and grooming potential at OGQ. For more details on Viren, please visit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viren_Rasquinha


Deepak is a Leadership Advisor and an Executive Coach. He works with leaders to improve their effectiveness and in helping them make better decisions specifically around organisational and career transitions. He currently runs Transition Insight (www.transitioninsight.com) and works with leaders to handle phases of transition thoughtfully. He has worked as an Operations Consultant with KPMG in UK, Strategy Consultant with McKinsey in the US and as a Leadership Consultant with EgonZehnder (a Swiss Leadership Advisory firm) where he helped companies recruit CEOs, CXOs and Board Members and worked on Leadership Development. Deepak is a certified CEO Coach and is an alumnus of IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and London Business School. His detailed profile can be found at https://in.linkedin.com/in/djayaraman


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