Founder and Managing Director @ Great Sports Infra (GSI)
Anil Kumar is a first-generation entrepreneur with an Engineering and MBA education and later an Executive Development Program from Kellogg. He worked in the Business Development and Management functions at Wipro and Ramco Systems – in India and the USA.
Anil is the Founder and Managing Director of Great Sports Infra (GSI) the leading sports infrastructure company in South Asia: www.greatsportsinfra.com
His achievements were recognized with the “Emerging Entrepreneur” award by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-SR) as also “Star Entrepreneur” by Indira Innovation Foundation. He was featured in the “Young Turks” program in CNBC-TV18, ET Now, CNBC Awaaz Entrepreneur; and in over a dozen publications like Inc., ‘Entrepreneur’, ‘Smart CEO’, “Construction Today’, ‘Dare’ etc.
He is a regular speaker in various forums on Sports and Entrepreneurship including FICCI, TiE and CII. Their business model was made into an award-winning case study by ICFAI Business School.
GSI was awarded as “India’s Top 100 SME’s” by India SME Forum. GSI was a finalist in TATA-NEN Hottest Startups; finalist in the Economic Times’ Power of Ideas and awarded as one of “India’s Best SMEs” by the Skoch Foundation.
GSI has executed some of the most prestigious and innovative sports infra projects over the last 13 years in South Asia and are known for the highest quality products, innovative technologies and professional service.
Anil is a Charter Member of TiE, Hyderabad, mentors startups through “MentorEdge” of the CIIE (IIM-A) and also in his personal capacity. He was a national level sportsman in Athletics and Handball.