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The Indian Olympic Association has named Raghuram Iyer as its CEO

<p>Raghuram Iyer, the former CEO of the Rajasthan Royals, was named the new CEO of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday, January 5, after a “rigorous selection process conducted by the nomination committee.”</p>
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<p>According to a statement from IOA, Raghuram Iyer was unanimously chosen by the nominating committee because of his “wealth of experience and proven track record in sports management and administration”.</p>
<p>“Mr. Raghuram Iyer was unanimously chosen by the nominating committee to be the CEO after rigorous deliberation and in-depth interviews with the shortlisted candidates.</p>
<p>“His wealth of experience and proven track record in sports management and administration makes him an ideal candidate to lead the IOA in its mission to promote and develop Olympic sports in India,” according to a statement released by the IOA.</p>
<p>Notably, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) repeatedly reminded everyone that the appointment was long overdue. IOA has discovered a specialist with a plethora of expertise in Iyer. Iyer has worked for the Lucknow Super Giants and Rising Supergiants of the Indian Premier League in addition to the Royals.</p>
<p>In addition, he served as the CEO of the table tennis club RPSG Mavericks and ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League.</p>
<p>Iyer’s nomination, according to PT Usha, the first female president of the Indian Olympic Association, “is a significant step towards the continued growth and success of Indian sports on the global stage” since he has a thorough awareness of the sports world.</p>
<p>“We think Mr. Raghuram Iyer offers a special blend of strategic vision, leadership, and in-depth knowledge of the sports industry.</p>
<p>“His appointment is a significant step towards the continued growth and success of Indian sports on the global stage,” Usha said in a statement.</p>
<p>Prior to Iyer’s appointment, the CEO duties at IOA were being carried out by the joint secretary of the organization, Kalyan Chaubey, and the president of the All India Football Federation, or AIFF.</p>