Hiren Pandit joins TransStadia as COO!
To ensure that the long-term vision of SE TransStadia Pvt. Ltd. to develop world-class sports infrastructure and a strong sporting culture in India takes the next step, Mr. Hiren Pandit joins TransStadia as COO. Prior to this, he was at GroupM and amongst the many roles he played there, one of them was to drive the Entertainment and Sports practice. Hiren says, “I am passionate about sports and the commitment TransStadia has shown in this space is how I made this decision to join them”.
TransStadia is a company that has diversified interests across sports academies, intellectual property rights, consulting and infrastructure. Over the last few years TransStadia is the only company in India to be working at the grassroot level to develop talent and has launched sports academies in various states. Furthermore, TransStadia has pioneered the PPP model for sports infrastructure and is already in work with the Govt. of Gujarat and various other state governments to build viable world - class sports infrastructure in the country. Over and above the company also consults with sports clubs, government bodies and others to develop roadmaps for sport development. Lastly, TransStadia has always focused on bringing the best technology into sport, and has recently set up a manufacturing facility to design and build mobile stadiums which are the need of the hour in a country like India.
Udit Sheth, Managing Director and CEO, said, “TransStadia has swiftly grown over the last 4 years. To manage this growth and further build the business we wanted to build a strong leadership team. I have known Hiren for some time now and believe his experience and passion are the right combination to lead TransStadia in achieving its objectives. Personally and on behalf of TransStadia I welcome Hiren and wish him all the success in his new role.”
Established as a part of the Setco Group in Oct 2008, TransStadia has exclusive licenses for the patented StadiArena & T-Box technologies that augment stadium utilization from the current 2% per annum to over 67% per annum. TransStadia also has a manufacturing set up in Gujarat to manufacture the modular T-Box systems.
TransStadia is a pioneering company in the sport infrastructure business where it has signed a landmark Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with the Government of Gujarat to create the culture of sport in the state. As a part of this agreement the company is building 7 stadia in the state. Further the company is deeply involved in Sport Infra Development in many other parts of India with committed investments. This initiative has been recognized by the Planning Commission of India and is using the unique PPP model to broad base sport nationwide. The Founder and Managing Director of the company has been part of the advisory panel to develop the 12th five-year plan for the Govt. of India in Sports & Human Resource Development.