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Mr. Arun Pandey

Chairman & MD, Rhiti Group

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Mr. Arun Pandey

Ideas Forum

"Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will." These words resonate with the happenings in the life of visionary entrepreneur Arun Pandey, Chairman & MD of Rhiti Group. An avid sportsman, a visionary, Pandey is a man of substance who has risen to where he stands, without much pomp and show! A graduate of Banaras Hindu University and a former Ranji level cricketer, Pandey is connected to sports in the soul. It is this bonding and zeal to make sports and entertainment an indispensable part of daily lives that led to the setting of his venture Rhiti Group, an integrated sports and entertainment conglomerate in 2007. Pandey’s contributory travails in image consultation and brand management services have revolutionized the face of sports and celebrity management in India. It is his 'Midas touch' which has made not only MS Dhoni an iconic global brand, but also other sportsmen such as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Ankush Bains, Virat Singh, Himanshu Rana, and KL Rahul into 'brands'. If a poor boy cannot come to sports, then sports must go to him,' is the mantra of Arun Pandey. A man who understood the power of motivation through sports in impressionable young minds, Pandey developed the biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story on the inspirational journey of cricket’s living legend MS Dhoni and made a star of Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. In entirety, it might be rightly said that Arun Pandey has never denied himself any chance to serve! For a man who has revolutionized the business of sports management in India, Pandey’s demeanour is simple and unassuming with a laser-sharp focus.