AddedEducation is a Higher Education Counselling firm that provides an array of services for students and athletes in Asia, at multiple levels, in their pursuit of global excellence. We are dedicated toward up-skilling gifted students and student-athletes in Asia, providing them with resources and opportunity for leveraging their talent to access top-notch tertiary education globally.
MEET OUR TEAM
Akshay Maliwal (Founder/CEO) - Singapore
Akshay Maliwal 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). 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 passion of working in sports and education. Born and raised in Asia, and feeling a strong affinity to Asian athletes, he started AddedSport, to assist junior athletes in their career decisions. The core focus is to help each athlete reach his or her full potential and/ or to find a college that best fits their needs.
Aditi Maliwal (Co-Founder) - USA
Aditi Maliwal was a recruited squash player at Stanford University. Along with Akshay, she founded AddedSport to help talented young athletes in Asia with their athletic aspirations. She believes that athletes in Asia deserve the same opportunity she had, and is a mentor for many of them through their careers. Having played squash at national level in Asia and then being recruited by Stanford, Aditi has a lot of experience with this process. She graduated from Stanford University in 2012, with a degree in Psychology and Economics. She lives and works in San Francisco and is an Advisor to AddedSport’s international operations.
Jo Ee Kok (Consultant) - Singapore
Jo Ee was a member of the Singapore National Golf team, and a top-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.
Tushar Liberhan (Deputy General Manager) - India
Tushar Liberhan is a former professional tennis player who has represented India across all the 4 major grand slams and ranked 29 internationally (U-18).
He completed his Masters in Sports Business from New York University, and spent some time working at the US Open in New York before coming back to India and sharing his knowledge with athletes in Asia to enable them to hone their skills.
Over the last few years, Tushar has counselled several gifted athletes and students while also running many world-class events for junior athletes in tennis and golf.
Muthu Mohon (Chief Financial Officer) - Singapore
Muthu is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is an experienced finance professional having spent over 20 years advising enterprises during his stints with Deloitte (Audit & Assurance) and ICICI Securities (Investment Banking). Muthu is passionate about sports and was a college level soccer player.
Jessica Lydia (Engagement Manager) - Indonesia
Jessica was a part of the Indonesian National Team when she signed to play Division 1 golf in the United States. Jessica received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, where she was the team-captain of the Womens’ Golf Team and a nominee for “Athlete of the Year Award” in her Senior year. She led the Richmond Spiders to their first Conference title in the Women’s Golf program’s history of 14 years, taking them to NCAA Regional. She continued to play professional golf, after she graduated, travelling to Philippines and Taiwan. Jessica wants to help young athletes reach their maximum potential as an athlete and as a person.
Veto Budisukarta ( Engagement Manager & Head of Design) - Indonesia
Veto is a Service Delivery Specialist. He prides himself on understanding the customer mindset and supporting his clients with the best customer service possible. He has over 10 years of experience working in and around Silicon Valley. In Indonesia he has spent the past 5 years at top English schools helping students with critical learning skills.In his free time he likes to create websites, produce music, and oversees three YouTube channels with a combined subscriber base of 200k.He now brings his eclectic life experiences to Addedsport.
Sanya Madan (Engagement Manager) - India
Sanya was a highly ranked National Level Tennis player and a part of the St Stephen’s College tennis team representing her College and University at several tournaments. She is dedicated to helping young athletes raise their potential - not only making them top athletes but also highly successful individuals.
Ashilla Safiya (Senior Lead Counselor & Pre-High School Program Manager) - Indonesia
Ashilla is a SEA Games Silver medalist for baseball and softball as a part of the Indonesian National Teams in the Junior World Baseball Championships. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Universitas Indonesia. “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,” she says
Aishwarya Agrawal (Lead Counselor) - India
Prior to her college tennis career at Fresno State University in California with a 100% athletic scholarship, Aishwarya was a top ranked U-18 junior tennis player from India. She travelled and played extensively across Asia-Pacific winning multiple ITF tournaments.
She completed an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Advertising from Fresno State.
As a part of Addedsport, Aishwarya wants to bring the same joy of her US college-tennis experience to many more Asian athletes
Ritwik Jain (Lead Counselor) - India
Ritwik played DII collegiate golf at the University of Charleston. During his collegiate career, he qualified for the NCAA National Championship finals in 2017& 2018 and also qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships all 4 years he played at Charleston. Ritwik also shot a 63 during Wally Edgall DII championship ,his round of 63 set the course record and also is Business Administration and Management. In his free time, Ritwik enjoys playing golf withhis friends and working out. At AddedSport, Ritwik is very passionate about helping student- athletes explore opportunities and advance their sporting journey at colleges.
Siddharth Anand (Lead Counselor) - India
Siddharth is a former NCAA division 1 athlete- men’s tennis. He obtained a scholarship to pursue tennis at Wagner College in New York City and graduated with a degree in finance in 2020. At Wagner, he was named in the student athlete academic honor roll for 7 out of his 8 semesters. In his free time, he likes spending time with his family, friends and his dog. In addition to that, he loves reading and writing. He loves traveling and planning for vacations too. At AddedSport, Siddharth is excited to help out fellow athletes fulfill their dreams, explore multiple opportunities and help advance them.
Manisha Yadav (Lead Counselor) - India
Manisha is a digital content strategist with experience in working for several brands from different industries, including retail, FMCG, and education. Her key role is to strategise online content- planning, development, and management of content. Prior to this, she was a TV journalist in national and regional media channels for over 5 years. She holds a Degree in Journalism and specialises in online content management.
Gian C. Crisanto (Lead Counselor) - Philippines
Gian graduated from the University of the Philippines where he studied Sports Science. He is a former student-athlete as he used to play basketball for the varsity team in high school. During his free time, he likes watching sports and staying active. At AddedSport, Gian is currently supporting in the recruitment process, both academic and athletic, of 25 students. He is excited and motivated to help students discover opportunities and achieve their aspirations.
Rafel David (Learning & Development Specialist & Senior Research Analyst) - Philippines
Rafael studied Sports Science at the University of Santo Tomas for his bachelors degree and is a former student-athlete. Has graduated with a Masters degree in International Sport Management at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom. Currently supporting in the recruitment process, both academic and athletic, of 20 students. He is motivated in helping students discover opportunities and achieve their aspirations.
Steffaney Angelica (Senior Research Analyst) - Indonesia
Angie played basketball & softball in Junior High but then decided to focus on softball where it led her to become a part of the Indonesian National team. Played for Asian Games 2018 & SEA Games 2019. She spends the weekends coaching kids baseball. As a Research Analyst, Angie enjoys what she does and is always thrilled to learn something new everyday!
Vihan Chadha (Research Analyst) - India
Vihan was the Football captain of his School, College and University team while also representing the city of Mumbai under 14 in Table Tennis and piling his trades in Cricket and Golf. He obtained a degree in Investment Management from the University of Surrey while playing in the University’s Futsal and Football team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading and travelling. At AddedSport, Vihan is excited to help student-athletes explore opportunities and advance in and out of their sport.
Pallavi Maity (Finance Specialist) - India
Pallavi has a Masters Degree in Commerce and with work experience for more than 7 years in accounts and finance. She has been with AddedSport since 2018. Her role is to handle audit, tax and secretarial matters and oversee all financial reporting and accounting functions of the company.
Raghubir Choudhary (Lead Counselor) - India
Raghu played DIII golf at The College of Wooster. He opened his collegiate career with a 1 under 71. During his junior year, he held the third lowest scoring average on the team, played the fourth most rounds on the team, logging a trio of individual top 5 finishes. Opened his junior year with a 2 under par 70 in the first round of the Gatorade Collegiate Invitational. Finished 4th at the Earlham Invitational which helped the Scots to a first place finish,earning them their first outright tournament victory since 2009. He graduated with a Bachelors in Economics and worked at Ernst & Young in the Assurance Analytics practice. At AddedSport, Raghu is committed to mentoring young student athletes, by providing them with the right perspectives, guidance and information to help them make the best decisions for themselves.
Disa Ayu Soraya (Research Analyst) - India
Disa is a Communication graduate from The London School of Public Relations Jakarta. She had spent the past years providing excellent customer service and helping students to learn at the largest English Education provider. As a research analyst in AddedSport, she is highly motivated in supporting student-athletes to achieve their dreams.
Aashi Yadav (Lead Counselor) - India
Aashi obtained her Masters in Economics and Finance from the University of Bath. As a Research Analyst at AddedSport, she is devoted to helping students grow in their fields and achieve their dreams. An avid reader, she averages a book a day!
Chinmay Rane (Account Specialist) - India
Chinmay is a Commerce graduate with a specialization in Accounting & Finance and 6 years of experience in Finance, Taxation, Accounting & Operations.
Steve Desimone (Advisor) - USA
As a Student-Athlete, Anderson was a four-year starter at St. Lawrence University compiling 44 wins over his career and captained the 2014-15 team which was the National Runner-up (#2 national ranking finish), the highest finish in the University’s history.
We are excited to have Anderson on our team to advise Asian families who are looking for a greater understanding of the athletic recruiting process
Christian Appleman (Chairman Tennis and Advisory Board Member) - USA
Christian Appleman is Yale University’s Tennis Coach for the last 16 years, and has recruited several Asian student-athletes for Yale’s tennis lineup. Christian has also participated in several Tennis Showcase Events run by DreamBig Events in Manila, Singapore, and New Delhi and several Asian families have already enjoyed personal interactions with him in the last couple of years. Himself a celebrated college athlete Christian has been associated with college-athletics for the last 30 years. Christian is also an American national recipient of the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® Award in 2015 for “his positive impact on youth athletes.” With his vast knowledge about collegiate athletics and recruiting, Christian’s deep insights will definitely be of tremendous advantage to Asian families.
Anderson Good (Squash Advisor) - USA
As the Squash Head Coach of George Washington University, Anderson Good brings a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience to our team, as our new Athletic Advisor for Squash. A highly ranked Squash Junior and a celebrated collegiate-squash player, Anderson led the GWU team to a two-time back-to-back victory of the Hoehn Cup in 2018 and 2019 and solidified a number 9 national ranking for GW, the highest year-end national ranking in the GW men's squash program history. In addition, Anderson coached 5 All-Americans from 2015 to 2020. Anderson has been the primary originator of the newly established Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference (MASC). MASC is the first squash-specific collegiate athletic conference in the United States and includes members such as the University of Virginia and Drexel University. MASC staged its first championship event in 2018-2019 and has a total of 12 member teams competing during the 2019-2020 inaugural season.
Kanishka Chawla (Lead Counselor) - India
Kanishka played college tennis for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she was the captain in my senior year. She also won the Rookie of the year award and was nominated for the Athlete of the year award in her junior year. She is now pursuing her master's in sports psychology from the University of New Brunswick, and wants to help athletes to get the best opportunities in regards to sports and academics.
Janine Aderian (Research Analyst) - India
Janine is a recent business Graduate from Northeastern University. She has spent her last 10 years playing soccer at competitive levels. As a Research Analyst at AddedEducation she is driven to help student athletes follow their dreams and be a valuable part of their journey. During her free time, she likes playing sports, loves to travel and is a big time foodie!
Yannick Malo- Engagement Manager & Head of Research Analyst Program
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Yannick naturally learnt to skate before he could walk, and played Ice Hockey competitively throughout his childhood and teens. He speaks several languages and his background is in Education, focusing primarily on Test Preparation, which has given him the opportunity to work closely with families for over 10 years.
For the past 7 years, he has been living in Jakarta, Indonesia, and he looks forward to accompanying many more families along their child-student’s path to College.
Elena Castelltort - Deputy General Manager- Philippines
A Manila native with a strong sense of adventure and curiosity, Elena Castelltort graduated from Berjaya University in Kuala Lumpur (having received a full-scholarship) with the Presidential Leadership award. For the last 8 years she has worked in different industries in a variety of roles in Operations, Sales & Marketing. She believes strongly in the Power of Education to Change Lives. And as the world shrinks into one global village, she is passionate about supporting every young person to find a place in the sun!
Madhuri Dasmohapatra -Lead Counselor
Madhuri was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Madhuri graduated from the University of Houston. Working from the age of 16, Madhuri has worked in many different positions in a wide range of industries. She enjoys learning new things and creating new connections with people. Madhuri has many years of experience (+12) in customer service, client relations, marketing, and sales. She has worked extensively with Standardized testing for college admissions for high-school students in Houston
Dishay Sharoff- Research Analyst
A sports fanatic pursuing his Masters in Sports Management & also serving as the President at AIESEC in Mumbai leading an organization of 150+ people delivering professional & volunteering internships in Mumbai as well as abroad all while striving for customer excellence. He joins the team at AddedEducation to help student-athletes conquer their dreams of higher studies & sports abroad.
Gautam Aggarwal- Lead Counselor
A sports enthusiast who has played multiple sports, Gautam worked with the 2018 Australian Grand Prix and the 2019 Australian Open. His enthusiasm led Gautam to complete a MBA in Sport Management from Deakin University in Australia after an illustrious career in Media and Consulting.
Dizhaldy Ratulangie Ichwan- Research Analyst
Aldy graduated from Universitas Indonesia with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He has been playing various sports throughout elementary, middle, and high school, but mainly focused on baseball where he competed in various local and international tournaments. As a research analyst at AddedEducation, He is always excited to help students aspire to greater things and follow their dreams. In his free time, he likes to draw, make videos and make animations
Nishita Adarkar - Talent Specialist
Nishata is an HR Professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management & Relations from Oxford Brookes University, Oxfordshire. She has 9 years of functional expertise in Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, Corporate Relations across various industries like Sports, Education, Healthcare and Manufacturing. Having played Handball for India and State-Level Badminton at a young age, Nishita keeps her passion for sports and fitness going by running half marathons in India. She is committed to support in creating an exceptional education experience for young talent.
Rajiv Maliwal- Board Member
Rajiv is an IIM, Bangalore MBA graduate who sits on the board of several companies in India and globally. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of IIM, Bangalore, Board member at AddedEducation and is also the founder and manager partner of Sabre Partners, a private equity investment firm. Prior to this, he was a member of the Stanford Parents Advisory Board for 4 years. Rajiv frequently holds talks about entrepreneurship and the financial services industry at educational institutions around the world and has also been a mentor for many start-ups in India. He is also closely associated with two not-for-profit healthcare initiatives in India in the fields of mental health and eye-care.
Jyotirmoy Bose- People Advisor
Jyotirmoy Bose serves as a Board Director or Advisor to about a dozen companies in India. An IIM, Calculate graduate, Jyoti is the founding director of White Spaces consultancy mentoring startups across India. Prior to this, for over 30 years, he has worked across diverse sectors like Manufacturing, Consumer, Banking, Technology, Media & Renewable Energy in over 40 countries. Based out of New Delhi, Jyoti enjoys learning and sharing his learnings generously.
Sharlee Deshmukh- Lead Counselor
Sharlee is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete - women’s tennis. She received a scholarship to play for Niagara University and University of South Carolina Upstate. She has won the Sportsmanship award at Niagara University and All Academic award MACC – for student-athletes who maintain a good GPA. She was also the captain of her tennis team for two consecutive years. In her free
Sharlee loves to write stories and poems. At AddedSport, Sharlee wants to guide and help out fellow athletes and students reach their potential, and achieve their goals and dreams.