ONE VP joins Sityodtong as advisor in The Apprentice
MANILA, Philippines—Niharika Singh, the ONE Championship Vice President and Head of Product, will have another role with Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, albeit in more televised production.
The 31-year-old MBA graduate spent countless of hours in the boardroom with Sityodtong and this familiarity with the mixed martial arts boss that made her the perfect advisor in The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.
Singh, who graduated from IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore, will have an advisory role to Sityodtong and help assist the chairman in judging the 16 contestants in the show.
“As Chatri’s advisor, I will be his eyes and ears, even behind the scenes,” said Singh. “So you can expect me to be constantly observing and assessing the candidates. I will be present when Chatri delivers the tasks, will acutely observe candidates during the tasks and will play a part in the final decisions made in the boardroom.”
“I have worked extensively with Chatri, so I know how he works, how his mind works, and what he looks for when he is hiring.”
Singh began her professional career as a consultant to McKinsey & Company, then moved to Indian startup Treebo Hotels before moving to Singapore and joining ONE Championship in mid-2019.
“I will be following and observing the candidates throughout the tasks and will be relaying my feedback to Chatri,” said Singh.
“As an advisor to him, I will be candid in my feedback and will strongly and publicly air my opinions. In short, if any candidate wants to get to Chatri, he or she will need to get through me first.”
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