Manoj Badale OBE, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and owner of the Rajasthan Royals, spoke to The Richmond Society on Thursday 13th May 2021 about how the business of sport, and cricket in particular, is changing.
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More information about the speaker:
Manoj Badale was born in Dhule, Maharashtra, India, but grew up in the UK. He studied economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.
Since 1998, he has been the co-founder of over forty businesses, largely technology related, all set up with his business partner Charles Mindenhall, which they manage through their venture building group – Blenheim Chalcot.
In 2013, Manoj led the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) for Rt Hon Matthew Hancock, when in position of Skills and Enterprises Minister. More recently, Manoj was recently appointed to the NHS Health Tech Advisory Board.
Manoj is heavily involved in charitable activities and is the founding trustee and chairman of the British Asian Trust and was also the chairman of Operation Smile UK until 2014. He was also a founding trustee of the charity Technology Trust. In June 2018, Manoj was awarded an OBE for services to the economy and charity.
Manoj has recently co-authored a book on the business of sport, A New Innings. Copies can be purchased here with all proceeds going to the British Asian Trust Covid Appeal.