Arup Soans is an expert in business strategy, sports marketing and new media. Apart from being a Sports Business Consultant to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and All India Football Federation (AIFF), Arup was the Local Organising Committee of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup India 2017 Head of Marketing, managing a team of 45 people. The committee was responsible for hosting and staging the tournament across six cities in India. The 17th edition of the tournament ended up being the highest ever attended FIFA youth competition.
Armed with twelve plus years of professional experience, Arup has worked at New York based Major League Soccer and Perform Sports Media. Arup was part of the Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India. He was also part of senior management teams at organisations operating in the IT, retail and marine industries.
Arup is the first Indian to hold a master’s degree in sports business from New York University.