After acquiring the title of World No. 1 shuttler, Saina Nehwal signed a two year contract of Rs. 25 crore with IOS Sports and Entertainment to manage her portfolios.
The ace shuttler has won recently a silver medal in Badminton World Champion in Jakarita. The released ranking by Badminton World Federation has placed Saina Nehwal in the first position. This achievement has made her achieve such a leading management and marketing firm.
The firm could be managing the endorsements, appearances, brand profiling, patents, licensing and digital rights, images, visibility on social networking sites of Nehwal.
Expressing her satisfaction towards firmSainaNehwal quotes, â€œI have been performing well in the international circuit but at the same time I was looking for a sports management group that could manage my overall brand portfolio and logistics plus commercial activities in the best professional way. I am confident that the firm could help me achieve my business goals.â€
The Olympian Bronze medalist is the highest paid women athlete in India and earns around Rs. 5 crore to Rs. 7 crore a year. Various endorsements like Herbalife, Star Sports, Godrej No Marks, Emami, Sahara, Indian Overseas Bank, Iodex and Commune builder are also in her pocket.
Talking about the deal, Neerav Tomar, Md and CEO IOS Sports and Entertainment stated, â€œI would like to congratulate Saina for making the nation proud by winning historic silver medal in the World Championship and regaining the world number 1 spot. We are pleased to welcome another top woman spotsperson of the world into the IOS family.â€
Nehwal is not the only one who is privilege to sign IOS but many sport persons like Mary Kom, Vijender Singh, Sushilkumar has been signed by IOS.