MEET THE TEAM

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JOEL AARON

Managing Director & Founder

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Joel Aaron is a Sport Mentor, Career Manager & Counsellor for Football & Basketball,Talent Scout, Youth Development Consultant and a Grassroots Designer. 

  • B.Sc. (Bachelor Of Sport Sciences)

  • M.Sc. (Masters in Sports Management)

  • M.Phil. (Master Of Child Psychology)

He is a Scout, talent hunter & works with youth development and mentoring programs with top class Academies across Europe.

Mentoring Program - He works with youth players and professional athletes mentoring them through on-pitch Leadership skills, Anxiety & Stress management, Ethics, Adaptability, Motivation, Emotional & Mental Health, Decision making and overall professionalism. 

Joel has conducted Sports Youth leagues for Under privileged children under the umbrella of YMCA. He has also worked with national level athletes on an international camp alongside coaches of varied nationalities, giving him vast understanding of international coaching methodologies. 


He was HOD (Head of the Department of Sports) for over 3 years at the Chettinad Group Schools ranging across 4 cities. Facilitated curriculum design, implementation of the curriculum, Designed and developed sports spaces within these schools. Managed sports development programs and organised all sporting events. He also taught a theory subject called PEd for the 9th and 10th grade students at the IGCSE board, covering theory and practical lessons on various games to students each season. During his time as HOD he also built a program "Train the Trainer" to enhance quality of coaching across the board at all levels and in all schools. 

He has written thesis & presented papers at National and International sports conferences on subjects like

- Yoga

- Kinesiology 

- Biomechanics 

- Fitness

- Nutrition 

 

Carlos André Paulino de Oliveira

Head Coach 

Pro Direct Academy Portugal 

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Carlos André Paulino de Oliveira  made his career as footballer for 25 Years, with notorious passages in the; 

 

Represented Clubs -  GD Estoril, Sporting Clube Beira-Mar where he won the Portuguese Cup, Gil Vicente Vitoria SC - Guimarães, Walsall FC of England, Sporting

Clube de Braga, FC Maia, LR Ahlen in Germany, San Marino in Italy, the CD

Feirensee and finally the AD Sanjoanense.

Coach -  of the Professional Soccer Team of the Beira-Mar Sport Club.

General and Sport Director - SC Beira-Mar- SAD.

National Team Representation - Portuguese National Team U17 - (4 times) and his representation on the Mozambique National Team A - (19 times). 

He studied at the University of Aveiro, where he attended the Materials

Engineering Bachelor Degree.

He finished the UEFA PRO level 3 coaching course and he currently is one of

the Managing Partners of the sports event company that manages Prodirect

Academy Portugal Soccer Academy and the SL Benfica Football School in

Aveiro. He was the one who thought and designed the project “The Players’

Backpack” because he believes that the sports career can and should be

Complemented with an education.

Sharukh Koshy

Director

 Emerging Markets

Sharukh Koshy - He is our guy with the vision - the vision to take Aaron Sports Consulting all over the world, and scout talented footballers who will change the footballing world. 

 

Professional Experience:

 

  • 5+ years experience working for MNC conglomerates

  • Handling over 25 companies in the Automotive Industry

  • Creating business value of more than $10 million.

 

He’s also held important positions like:

 

COO: Becoming I Foundation 

Trustee: KN George Foundation

Technical Race Operations Scrutineer: FIA at the Formula 1– Indian GP

Head of Strategy & Tech (Current): Spartan Group of School 

 

One of the major reasons for Sharukh being involved in Aaron Sports Consulting is his love for sports. He’s a former district level cricketer and footballer. Sharukh has also coached and refereed in youth football leagues, and has organised South India’s largest cycling initiative. During his stint as the COO of the Becoming I Foundation, his team framed and implemented the Music, Art & Sports curriculum to ensure underprivileged children receive holistic education. 

 

At Aaron Sports Consulting, Sharukh holds the Director of Emerging Markets position.  He extends our expertise to new and emerging geographical regions, where we can develop young talent at the grassroots level. With the intention of raising the standard of sport in India, he enables both individuals and organisations to compete with the best across the world.

 

In his free time, Sharukh loves taking his bike out for a spin, playing the drums and pondering over the marvelousness of the universe. 

 

Vansh Poddar

Location Manager

India (East)

India’s Eastern region has alway blessed us with the finest footballers in the country, and finding the next generation of football stars is Vansh Poddar’s job. He is the Location Manager for East Zone in India for Aaron Sports Consulting. 

 

  • Committee Member - Xavier’s Commerce & Management Society and Xavier’s University Debating Society

  • Completed a Research Thesis on “A Study and analysis on a Professional Player’s Perspective on his Football Club”.

  • Honorable Mention in Model United Nations

  • Bachelor’s in Management Study (BMS HONORS).

  • Organising Committee - Local Community Sports League, AIFF Golden Baby League

  • Organiser - Various scouting Programs in Kolkata. 

 

Currently, Vansh is involved in ‘India Sports Jobs’  - a project aimed to integrate the Indian Sports Professionals, by bringing the gap between job providers and job seekers in the Sports Business Industry of India. Vansh is a sports enthusiast having interest in sports like Football, Kabaddi, Cricket, and many others. He also believes in bringing sustainability in the world through the field of sports. Watch out Vansh as he brings out footballing talent from the Eastern region of India.

Fayyaz Imtiaz

Regional Director

MENA

Fayyaz Imtiaz is the Regional Director for the Middle East where he is responsible for managing the operations and scouting young and enthusiastic talents with an aim to nurture their career in Sports.

 

Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management - University of Wollongong, Dubai 

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering - Anna University, Chennai,

 

Fayyaz has more than 5 years of experience in the IT industry working with Fortune 500 companies like Ingram Micro. 

 

Business Head and Co-Founder -  TechNovus Consulting, an IT Consulting Firm in the Middle East 

 

His areas of expertise are Business Development and Pre-Sales Consulting.

 

Fayyaz is a valuable addition to Aaron Sports Consulting because of his passion for sports. He has represented the Thiruvallur District in various under 15 tournaments as well as representing Tamil Nadu in the Indo-Sri Lanka Football Tournament. That being said, he currently conducts regular football sessions for working professionals in Dubai.

Vishnu Narayanan

Area Manager

Kerala, India

Vishnu Narayanan is Aaron Sports Consulting’s Area Manager for the state of Kerala, arguably one of the most football-crazy states in India. Organising tryouts and finding footballing talent in the state is his main job. 

 

Professional Qualifications:

 

  • Mechanical Engineer from SRM University

  • Area Sales Manager in Microgenesis CADSoft Pvt. Ltd.

  • 7 years of experience in Customer Relations and Sales. 

 

Apart from his profession, Vishnu also has a passion for sports and has been actively playing football from a very young age. He has represented his school at district level and has also played for the SRM University college team. Vishunu went on to play for a second division club in the Tamil Nadu Football League. Apart from football, his main interests are motorcycles and is part of the XBHP riding group. At Aaron Sports Consulting, Vishnu is the Area Manager for Kerala. His key responsibility is to bring out the best talents that the state has to offer.