About Us

U Sports is a futuristic sports business company started in the year 2014.

By this we mean – as India marches into a new productive era and makes its presence felt as a major global player, achieves newfound recognition, also establishes its presence as a major economy… at the same time we see the evolution of a growing Indian sports ecosystem. U Sports as a company aims to work with this ever-evolving Indian sports ecosystem with the intent to positively influence the outcome of the sport in the country and later in the world. Therefore using this synergy of economy, growth and development of sports… thereby the growth of a scalable sports company that is organically growing with the Indian Economy.

We work with talented athletes to achieve their maximum potential by providing them with a platform to build and advance their careers in their respective sporting disciplines. Sport in India continues to transform the way we live, persevere, learn, compete, enthral, inspire and entertain ourselves. With “U” as the umbrella brand, representing our sports business,

“U” also stands for Unilazer, as much as it symbolises “you” and “youth”.

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We work with talented athletes to achieve their maximum potential by providing them with a platform to build and advance their careers in their respective sporting disciplines. Sport in India continues to transform the way we live, persevere, learn, compete, enthral, inspire and entertain ourselves. With “U” as the umbrella brand, representing our sports business,

“U” also stands for Unilazer, as much as it symbolises “you” and “youth”.

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Our Team

  • RONNIE SCREWVALA
    RONNIE SCREWVALA
    Founder
  • SUPRATIK SEN
    SUPRATIK SEN
    Co-founder & CEO
  • CHETAN JUTHANI
    CHETAN JUTHANI
    CFO
  • Paras Jhaveri
    Paras Jhaveri
    Finance Controller
  • Sagar Bagwe
    Sagar Bagwe
    Assistant Manager-Human Resources
  • SOUPTIKK DAAS
    SOUPTIKK DAAS
    AVP Sport Operations & Marketing
  • NIKHIL KUMAR
    NIKHIL KUMAR
    AVP Sport Operations & Marketing
  • REHAN MISTRY
    REHAN MISTRY
    Team Assistant Manager
  • SANDEEP SINGH
    SANDEEP SINGH
    Team Lead
RONNIE SCREWVALA
Founder

Ronnie Screwvala is a first-generation entrepreneur who started his journey by introducing India to multi-channel TV viewing, by launching the first cable TV network in the country. From there, he went on to build a Media and Entertainment conglomerate – UTV – spanning Television, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, Games, and Digital. In 2012 Disney acquired UTV.

The next leg of the journey is what Ronnie is most excited about – SPORT, where he would be the inspirer, entrepreneur, and mobilizer. He believes that sport empowers and inspires the youth like nothing else ever does.

In his second Innings, Ronnie is focused, through Unilazer Ventures to work with first gen entrepreneurs by investing in their companies in high growth and Impact sectors. Ronnie is also focused on Social Welfare and is the Founder trustee of The Swades Foundation. The Swades Foundation operates with the single-minded focus of empowering Rural India. Swades’s goal is to empower One Million lives every 5-6 years and lift them out of Poverty permanently, creating rural communities that are a strong asset to 21st Century India. They hope to create a model that others can follow, in India and the World. After Ronnie divested his stake in UTV to the Walt Disney Company, he decided to commit substantial of his resources to make this dream a reality. Ronnie and Zarina both devote tremendous time and energy on Swades and Zarina has chosen to work on it full time.

SUPRATIK SEN
Co-founder & CEO

In the past 20 years working in Sports Business – he has led many leading marquee projects with athletes, sports initiatives, and events in the country.
His vast experience and expertise in the field of sports mainly come from his past association with several sports, event marketing, and media management companies like FMMI, Repucom, Percept D’Mark, Procam International, and E-Sense Entertainment.
With an overall experience of 20 years in sports business and talent management, he plays an instrumental role at U Sports in business direction, building and choosing mandates, creating IPs and franchises in select but expanding sports disciplines and categories.
He largely focuses on building teams, leagues, and academies that empower young athletes and work towards the overall ecosystem. The aim is the positive transformation of the sports scenario in the country.
He is an experienced hand in the sports industry, Supratik Sen was previously the National Head, of Sports and Events Marketing at Redbull India. As a professionally trained athlete, he has also been a member of the Indian national rugby team.
His strong interest in sport resulted in him being a part of the Sports Marketing movement, sweeping India at the current time with more sporting disciplines coming into prominence.
He has been a faculty program planner for some of the leading management institutions in India, where he advises on sports marketing and tourism development through sport.

CHETAN JUTHANI
CFO

 

Chetan Juthani has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2012 in Unilazer Group.
Mr. Juthani is a certified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary having over 28 years of experience in the fields of media and entertainment, sports, manufacturing services, and service industries. His previous engagements with Ronnie Screwvala include Walt Disney Company India in the capacity of Vice President – Finance and with UTV Software Communications Ltd., since 2006.
Chetan’s expertise is spread across finance, accounts, treasury, audits, business planning, and strategy, to improve processes and controls and general management.
Further, he is actively involved in private equity investments of the Company for the entire portfolio and has played a key role in monitoring and follow-on investments for most of the Company’s private equity investments and investee companies apart from several debt initiatives.

Paras Jhaveri
Finance Controller

Paras Jhaveri is the Financial Controller of Unilazer Ventures – RSVP Movies and U Sports.
He controls and manages the financial, taxation, and compliance aspects of Unilazer Group including U Sports.
Paras has over 17 years of finance experience in the fields of Media & other service industries.
He earlier worked as AVP Finance with the Broadcasting vertical of Walt Disney Company and has also worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Paras is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. Paras loves to watch movies, music, go trekking and is a foodie.

Sagar Bagwe
Assistant Manager-Human Resources

Sagar is a Post-Graduate working in Human Resources for more than 8 years now.
He has worked with managing HR for various domains such as Construction, Retail, Pharma & finance.
He has a deep love for analytics, he has also completed his six sigma green belt.
He is an avid reader, trekker, Meditator, and huge fan of the Indian cricket team.

SOUPTIKK DAAS
AVP Sport Operations & Marketing

Souptikk enjoys over 10 years of experience in the field of sports management including experience in digital marketing, sports marketing, team operations, logistics, syndication and distribution of content, and celebrity social management.

Graduated from IISM as a postgraduate diploma holder in sports management under the aegis of Griffith University. He has worked for some of the top franchises across various leagues in the country such as Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL), Jamshedpur FC (ISL), and Mumbai FC (I-League). He has also worked for renowned international sports content and digital agency, Engage Digital Partners (UK).  He has worked on offbeat sports with Sportz Interactive as the content management lead for P1 Powerboat Race in Mumbai, Gujarat Polo cup, and Baadshah Fantasy Gaming. 

Souptikk is also a trained vocalist and also enjoys being a foodie.

NIKHIL KUMAR
AVP Sport Operations & Marketing

Nikhil is a qualified Civil engineer and an MBA in Operations and International Business. He has previously worked in multiple domains, first as a Subject matter Expert with Pearson India Education Services and most recently as a Product Analyst at E Bee Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd. where his work involved Product Demos, taking Business Requirements from the client, creating Agile user stories for the software and constructing the Feature Backlog for the software.

His other interests include a deep love for the Indian armed forces and automobiles alike while Fictional works of literature provide another avenue of stress-busting.

REHAN MISTRY
Team Assistant Manager

Rehan Mistry is an events specialist who has worked on many brands and events including PKL, Sunburn, Ultimate Table Tennis, and many more. With over 4 years of work experience, Rehan has previously worked as a freelancer in various events as a co-ordinator, operation, and production executive with organizations like ICE India event management, event companies, etc. He has also worked with USports for Pro Kabaddi League season 5 & 6 (Mumbai leg) and U Mumba Future star as a freelancer.

Rehan has played football professionally at the MDFA A&B division with Beacons FC and HTFC clubs. He has completed his education master’s in Commerce from Mumbai university. While Rehan is not busy at sports events, he likes to watch movies also is a professional break dancer and loves playing football, music editing, and more.

SANDEEP SINGH
Team Lead

Sandeep is a veteran pro Rugby player by the first profession. He started his career at the Indian Armored Corps, where he spent 9 years and played professional Rugby. Post that, he was a Rugby coach for the RFS and then a football coach and player for the EFLI before joining U Sports.

Sandeep has over 15 years invested in sports and sports management. He’s even represented India in Rugby for over 8 years. Sandeep’s hobbies primarily lie in sports; Football, Rugby, and Kabaddi.