Directors

ND Mehta

Sam Balsara

Anuj Kichlu

Rhys Mascarenhas

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The Football Edge
1/5 Baman Para Lane
Kolkata, India
700019
(Next to Broad Street)
Website: www.thefootballedge.in

Anuj Kichlu

CEO
Phone:+91 9831548287
e-mail : anuj@thefootballedge.in



Rhys Mascarenhas

Partner - Western India
Phone:+91 9970025424
e-mail : rhys@thefootballedge.in



ND Mehta, Director

Mr. N.D. Metha also fondly known as Mr. Noomi Mehta is a sports enthusiast and has also held positions in many sports associations and federations of India. Noomi Mehta is the Chairman & Managing Director of Selvel One Group. His work includes positions in Rugby, Football and Hockey and he is also a director in Professional Management Group (PMG) India's first Sport Management company.

He also regularly participates in hockey and football matches in the Kolkata League other than participating in veterans tournaments in India and Asia.

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Sam Balsara, Director

"Sam is currently the Chairman and Managing Director Madison World, a 25 year old diversified communication group with 23 units across 9 specialized functions in Advertising, Media, Business Analytics, PR, Out-of-Home, Rural, Retail, Entertainment and Sports Management with offices in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Madison World handles blue chip clients like Godrej, Airtel, Cadbury (Kraft), ITC, Marico, General Motors, McDonald's, TVS, Max Life Insurance and many others.

The Economic Times, Brand Equity Ad Agency Reckoner ranks Sam as "India's Most Influential Media Person" for 6 consecutive years from 2006 till 2011 and also ranked Sam amongst the Top 10 Most Influential Person in Advertising" in 2011. Sam is also the recipient of the Advertising Agencies Association of India's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ad Club of Kolkata's Hall of Fame Award. Sam was also featured in Campaign's Global Power List 2010 – a list of over 150 most influential people in media, marketing and advertising in the world."

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Bhaichung Bhutia, Director

Probably the most famous footballer ever in India and in the region , Bhaichung Bhutia captained and played for the Indian National team for several years. Currently, he owns a stake in his very own conceptualized United Sikkim Football Club, a professional football club, based in his home state of Sikkim. Bhaichung Bhutia , other than being on numerous committees and the brand ambassador for various products , also served as the President of the Football Players Association which he helped set up for the betterment of footballers' rights in India in 2006. Still playing for his team in the I-League, Bhaichung has no immediate plans for retirement from club football and ably manages his club as well as his playing career.

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Anuj Kichlu, CEO

Anuj is not only well known around the football world and also a fan of football himself. After completing an Undergraduate Commerce Degree at St. Xaviers College, Kolkata he went on to pursue a Masters in Sport Management at the world renown Loughborough University in UK. He returned to India in 2010 as the General Manager of the Football Players Association of India for 2 years. During his time at the Association he was responsible for increased funding, growth and goodwill of the association.

In 2012 he shifted to a Honorary position as the International Relations Manager of the FPAI and is still involved with key decisions about the functioning of the association and its status within FIFPro. In May 2013 he was appointed as a Board Member of FIFPro's Division Asia, making him the youngest Board Member of FIFPro across all divisions. Anuj attends all major stakeholder meetings for FIFPro's Division Asia.

TheFootballEdge is the brainchild of Anuj who is well versed with the requirements of footballers, clubs and fans across the world.

Phone:+91 9831548287
Email : anuj@thefootballedge.in

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Rhys Mascarenhas, Partner - Western India

Rhys is a football enthusiast with more than a decade of experience in Indian football behind him.

Rhys first worked as a reporter while still in college completing a Bachelor in Business Administration.

He then took up a role in the Football Players Association of India in 2007 heading the associations player development in his region Western India while also representing the association in international workshops and seminars. He worked for the association for 7 years and was instrumental in its growth and functioning.

Rhys also works as a Media Content provider for European online channels covering football in India. At TheFootballEdge Rhys specializes in Player Relations and Event Operations and brings a strong presence to the Western India region for the company.


Phone:+91 9970025424
Email : rhys@thefootballedge.in

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