Ep 50: Vivek Singh, Jt Managing Director of Procam International on Building Top Quality Running Events and the Growth of Running in India
For our 50th episode on Run with Fitpage, we were joined by the Joint Managing Director of Procam International, Mr Vivek Singh, in a live session with Vikas. In this episode, Mr Singh talks about organizing the top running events in the country and takes us through the inspirational journey of India’s first sports management company.
00:00 – About this episode
03:12 – Welcome Mr Vivek Singh
03:33 – Getting started with running
11:43 – Emergence of the idea – Organizing sports events
15:48 – Choosing the cities after organizing the Mumbai Marathon
23:40 – The vision – bringing runners from around the country together and being a part of their growth
27:26 – Organizing virtual events — Covid and the impact on people
A graduate in economics from Bombay University, Mr Vivek’s business sense, eye for detail and hands-on approach make him a respected leader of the sports industry. The Tata Mumbai Marathon (in the top 10 Marathons of the world), the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bangalore and the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K Run are some of the most significant running events in the world today. In addition to motivating thousands in India to take on a healthier and fitter lifestyle, the Marathons have raised millions of Dollars for different charitable causes. They have underscored that private commercial initiative and social interests are complementary. In March 2017, Procam broke new ground with an unparalleled industry – The NEXA P1 Powerboat Grand Prix of the Seas.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded at Procam International Pvt Ltd, Mumbai.