Akshay Maliwal was born and brought up in Asia (Singapore and India), and felt it was important to establish himself back in Asia post-graduation. Akshay spent 3 years in the junior and amateur golf circuits in Asia, and was a top 25 ranked amateur in Asia before receiving a letter to play collegiate golf at UC Berkeley (rank No. 1). Immediately after graduating from Berkeley, he spent 7 months in investment banking at a bulge bracket firm. He left this lucrative career to focus on his passions on working in education. Akshay formed AddedSport, which assists high school athletes in the recruitment process and prepares them for the transition from junior level to college level athletics. The core focus is to help each athlete reach his or her full potential and to find a college that best fits their needs.
Aditi Maliwal was born India but has spent most of her life growing up in Singapore prior to attending Stanford University for collegiate squash. Her brother, Akshay Maliwal, founded AddedSports to help upcoming athletes in Asia with their college athletic aspirations. She believes that squash players in this region deserve the same opportunity she had, and is a mentor for many of them through the college application process. Having played squash at national level in Asia and then being recruited by Stanford, the No. 6 team in college squash, Aditi is very experienced about the ins and outs of this process. She graduated from Stanford University in 2012, with a degree in Pyschology and Economics. Shortly after, she joined Wall Street and works at a prestigious investment bank in San Francisco, covering technology companies. She currently resides in USA, and oversees AddedSport’s international operations.
Jo Ee is a current member of the Singapore National Golf team, and was a top 3 ranked Singapore junior golfer when she was recruited as a scholarship athlete to play college golf for the UC Berkeley Cal Women’s Golf team. She earned a degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and was a WGCA All-American Scholar at Berkeley. Jo Ee finished top 10 in multiple international tournaments, won over 10 tournaments in Singapore and competed in 2 World Amateur Team Championships. She currently resides in Singapore and heads AddedSport’s mentoring and development endeavours in South-East Asia.
Kyle earned a 100% scholarship to compete for the Santa Clara University’s varsity tennis team. He posted a career high ITF ranking of #74, and won 3 ITF Singles titles and 2 Doubles titles. He was the #1 Singles player on the Santa Clara University Tennis Team for 3 consecutive years (2010-2012) and graduated with an Economics degree, before pursuing a professional career in Tennis. Kyle loved his college tennis experience, and his passion lies in helping as many Filipino junior tennis players pursue their college tennis dreams.
Tushar Liberhan is a former professional tennis player from India who has represented the country across all the four major grand slams making it to the semifinals stage at the French Open (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open). With a national award for exceptional achievement in Lawn tennis from the Vice President under his belt, he was ranked 29 internationally (Under 18) and 11 in the Men’s Category in India. He has represented India and won several international men’s and under 18 tournaments across Europe, Asia and Australia, US and Russia. Tushar was part of the collegiate tennis team at St Stephens, Delhi University and gained marketing and brand building experience through his stint at Anheuser Busch InBev for over two years before going back to the sporting world. He completed his Masters in Sports Business from New York University and worked at the US Open (marketing and sales) and John McEnroe Tennis Academies (mentoring young players) over the last 1.5 years. Tushar recently moved back to India to pursue his passion of promoting sport and building avenues for young players. He brings his firsthand experience as a top tennis player to the fore, coupled with his brand building and mentoring capabilities, and aims to share his knowledge with our young clients at AddedSport to enable them to hone their skills.
Cris worked at a Legal 500 Asia Pacific intellectual property law firm in Japan before joining AddedSport as an Associate Consultant. She assisted in the prosecution of patent and trademark cases for big name clients, including Fortune500 companies and leading research universities in the U.S. With her immense passion for sports, Cris is committed to bringing her expertise in compliance, research, and client management to grow AddedSport’s presence in the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia. She graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines, and can sit on the couch for hours watching tennis.
Kanika Minocha, born and raised in Chandigarh, was a member of the Division I golf team at San Jose State University. Prior to being a scholarship collegiate athlete in America, Kanika was the #2 ranked Junior and #9 ranked Amateur in India. After earning a BA in Psychology, she secured an academic scholarship at Columbia University where she got a MA and M.Ed in Counseling Psychology. In the last few years, Kanika has been a Career Counselor for high school students in India as well as college students at reputed institutions such as New York University and Fordham University. She has extensive experience in providing guidance to students and helping them make appropriate career and life decisions. At AddedSport, Kanika is excited to bridge her two passions (sports and counseling) to help young athletes in India reach the pinnacle of their capabilities. She strives to empower athletes with knowledge and awareness and assist them in developing into all-rounded individuals.
Shourjya joined AddedSport with a background in Consulting, Key Account Management and Business Development in the Financial Services industry across Mu Sigma,Goldman Sachs and Michael Page. He is an economics undergrad with an MBA in Finance. He was part of the IFA (Indian Football Association) Youth program in school through 2006-10. He believes Asian sport is on the cusp of an inflexion point and is very driven about helping budding student athletes make the most of their potential. He plays football, table tennis and badminton and is a die hard fan of Chelsea FC.
Kelvin Lam graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with an AB in Economics, as a recruited NCAA Division 1 Tennis Player. Prior to Harvard, he was ranked no.1 in each of the age groups in Hong Kong and reached top-200 in ITF World Junior Ranking. Kelvin made Davis Cup singles debut in 2010 and last represented Hong Kong at the event in 2015. During his time at Harvard, he captured one Ivy League title and was awarded the ITA Scholar-Athletes Award. He also represented Hong Kong in two editions of the World University Games and reached Round of 32 in Men’s Singles on both occasions. Throughout his playing career, he has played against the likes of Nick Kyrgios, Marco Cecchinato, Daniel Taro, Andrey Kuznetsov and Nishioka Yoshihito. Kelvin is passionate about sharing his life-changing college athletic experience with the younger generation of athletes and helping them follow his footsteps into the best education institutions in the United States via athletics.
I recently got my bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I was a part of the Indonesian National Team when I signed to play Division 1 golf with the University of Tulsa. After my freshman year, I transferred to another Division 1 institution, University of Richmond, where I was made team-captain and was a nominee for “Athlete of the Year Award” in my Senior year. I led the Richmond Spiders winning their first Conference title in the Women’s Golf program’s history of 14 years, taking them to NCAA Regional. I played professional golf not long after I graduated, travelling to Philippines and Taiwan, before I had to forgo my career due to injury. My hobbies include tennis, pool, travelling and playing puzzle games. I want to help young athletes develop to reach their maximum potential as an athlete and as a person, also educating them that you could do so much with sport.
With a professional tennis player as a dad, Niquie was exposed to the world of sports at a very early age. She has joined several varsity programs in various schools such as soccer, volleyball, and tennis and is continuously learning about other sports during her free time. She was a tennis varsity and graduated with a degree in Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University. In recent years, she devoted herself to an NGO providing houses to poor Filipino communities and a few tech start up companies where she went out of her comfort zone to learn about bitcoin and e-commerce. She is always on the lookout for new learnings, and also opportunities to be able to create impact in the lives of others. She is a believer that our youth today will become great world leaders and just need to be constantly pushed to dream big.
Nina grew up in Portland, Oregon, and Richmond, Virginia. She was one of the first students to be part of the LPGA junior program and the First Tee. She was a year-round swimmer with several appearances in Nationals. In high school she was a multi-sport athlete and captained the girls’ cross country team, swim team and golf team. Nina attended Seton Hill University as a full scholarship student-athlete and completed her postgraduate studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong on a full academic scholarship. She carries a passion for writing having won several essay-writing scholarships and worked in admissions reviewing applications and working with international applicants. At AddedSport Nina is keen to help student-athletes discover advancement opportunities both on and off the field.
Abhinav is a former NCAA DII soccer player. He attended University of Charleston and made it to the NCAA Final Four on three consecutive occasions. He was awarded the Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Championship in 2016. He graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Sports Administration and Business Administration. His hobbies include playing soccer, golf, long distance running, and adventure sports. Abhinav is here to mentor young athletes and show them opportunities they never thought existed.
I got my degree in Philosophy Honours from St Stephens College, Delhi University. I was a National Level Tennis player and was ranked 16 in the womens category.Also I was a part of the collegiate tennis team representing St Stephens at Inter College and Inter – Universities.Some of my hobbies include music, shopping, reading and traveling.I am dedicated to grow on a personal level, through that help young athletes raise their potential and not only make them top athletes but also successful people.
Treta was a top 10 Junior Tennis player and No. 6 Women’s Doubles player in India with multiple National and International wins. She has represented her State numerous times in U14, U16, U18 & Women’s categories and was also a part of the Commonwealth Games probable team for India in 2009-2010. With over 15 years of professional tennis experience and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Griffith University, Australia, she joined AddedSport with the vision of being able to help young athletes in Asia pursue their dreams.
Bayu represented the Indonesian Water Polo Team and participated in several international events, including the 2017 SEA Games and the 2016 Asian Beach Games : Indonesia won the Silver Medal at both of these. Bayu graduated with an International Business degree from Lindenwood University, Missouri and helped the Lindenwood Team win their first Collegiate Water Polo Association Men’s Division I Club Championship title. Bayu wants to empower junior athletes to pursue their athletic and academic careers simultaneously, and also to encourage them to never stop dreaming and believing in themselves.
JP finished a degree in Communications Technology Management in Ateneo de Manila University. He was the goalkeeper of the football team from high school up until college and became a coach for the high school team. He believes that sports is one of the best ways to develop young kids to be the best versions of themselves.
Ashilla graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. She is a baseball and softball athlete and has competed as a part of the Indonesian National Teams in the Junior World Baseball Championships as well as SEA Games and Asian Games for softball. Ashilla says, “Through AddedSport, I would like to help athletes grow in the sports they love while pursuing their academics since I have learned first-hand that keeping up with sport has made my life far better than I ever imagined.”
Rajiv Maliwal is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sabre Partners. Prior to founding Sabre Partners in 2002, Rajiv was at Standard Chartered PLC as Global Head of Private Equity. He raised a $300m fund, built a global team and invested internationally with a focus on financial services and technology. Rajiv sits on the board of several companies in India and globally. He is a member of the Board of Governors of IIM, Bangalore and was a member of Stanford Parents Advisory Board for 4 years. He is a frequent speaker at a number of educational institutions and forums internationally on entrepreneurship and financial services industry amongst other areas and regularly mentors start-ups. He is also closely associated with two not-for-profit healthcare initiatives in India in the fields of mental health and eye-care. Rajiv graduated with an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in 1985 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani. He was awarded the IIM Bangalore, Distinguished Alumni Award in 2012.
Two-time National Coach of Year, Steve Desimone spent 37 seasons as the head coach of the Cal men’s golf team from 1979-2016, leading the Golden Bears to sustained success for nearly four decades including the program's lone national title in 2004. Desimone’s journey to a national championship and the elite status the program enjoys today started in the fall of 1979 when he came aboard as head coach at Cal to take over a program which had lost its varsity status following the previous season. Desimone was intent on not only returning the program to varsity status but taking it to a higher level. Although the greatest single accomplishment in the program’s history came in 2004, the best extended period of play was certainly throughout the golden era of the program from 2009-14 when Cal made a school-record five straight trips to the NCAA Championships. Desimone and his players have also had success at high-level national and international events in the world of amateur golf. Desimone had the honor of being the head coach of the American team at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club near South of London. In 2017, Desimone was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame Addedsport is honored to have "Coach D" as our Advisor More info: https://calbears.com/hof.aspx?hof=304