Nirav Tripathi

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Nirav Tripathi
Native name નીરવ ત્રિપાઠી
Born (1979-05-13) 13 May 1979 (age 39)
Kalol, Gandhinagar district, Gujarat, India
Residence Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Entrepreneur and Chairman of the Diya Group
Known for Founder and chairman of the Diya Group and global football academy founder with George Weah[1]

Nirav Tripathi (born 13 May 1979) is an Indian entrepreneur, a founder of Football for Peace in India and the chairman of a multinational company that has partnered with George Weah.[1]

He is part of a multinational group that has business interests in Asia, Africa and the United States.[2] In 2016 he announced plans to establish world class football academies and was linked to football franchises.[3][4][5]

Early life

Nirav Tripathi was born into a Gujarati Brahmin family on 13 May 1979 in Kalol, Gujarat, India and later moved to Ahmedabad. He is the son of Vikrambhai Tripathi and Neelamben Tripathi and has one sibling. He studied accounting. One of the first businesses he established was a cleaning company.[6]

Football and Philanthropy

Both he and his Diya Group announced a multi-million dollar partnership with George Weah whereby global football academies would be established to help assist youth in both impoverished and emerging nations.[7]

The motivation for the academies is cited as a shared experience between both Tripathi and George Weah in how sport can transform lives in their nations of both India and Liberia, which both still suffer from severe poverty.[7]

Tripathi is a founding board member of Football for Peace in India [8]. The concept was created by English-born Pakistani footballer Kashif Siddiqi and Chilean FIFA legend Elias Figueroa.


  1. ^ a b Editor. "George Weah, Diya Group to Open Football Academy in Liberia". Front Page Africa. 
  2. ^ "Why international businessman polled 68,000 locals". APN. 
  3. ^ "Sunshine Coast poised to enter the A-League expansion race, backed by consortium". News Limited. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Jet keen to play for proposed Coast A-League team". APN. 
  5. ^ "Sunshine Coast expansion bid seek FFA meeting". The World Game. 
  6. ^ "Nirav Tripathi Profile". Diya Hope Football. 
  7. ^ a b "Diya Hope Football Academy". Diya Hope Football Academy. 
  8. ^ "Football For Peace comes to India, will host match in Parliament". The Asian Age. 

External links

  • Diya Hope Football
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