Sukhi Sandhu is an accomplished international sports industry executive and program leader with 20+ years of experience helping organizations in planning, venue operations and competitions. Throughout his career, Sandhu’s experience includes event operations roles with some of the most iconic global events including International Champions Cup, the FIFA World Cup, Indian Premier League, Asian Champions Field Hockey, the Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games, among others. In 2013, he was appointed as Head of Events at the Aspire Zone Foundation in Doha, Qatar, one of the world's finest sporting destinations, which hosts many international competitions and training camps. During this time, he was delegated to lead the 2015 Doha GOALS Forum in Los Angeles, CA, highlighting the role of Sport as a driver for social change.
Sandhu has also served on several committees and Boards, always advocating the need for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in society. This includes his role as Chair of the Intercultural Inclusivity Taskforce for the City of Surrey, whose report was recipient of the National Race Relations Award. He has consistently led tough conversations in the anti-racism space and his community activism helps bring a strong voice towards the greater empowerment of marginalized groups.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Sandhu is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Diversity and Inclusion at Tufts University, focusing his research on a "Holistic approach to DEI in Sport."