Manoj Badale was born in Dhule, Maharashtra, India and later on moved to the UK. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he studied economics. Manoj is the co-founder and managing partner of Blenheim Chalcot, the Chairman of Emerging Media, chairman of The British Asian Trust (part of the Prince of Wales’ Charities organisation) and of the Prince’s Charities Events Ltd., as well as chairman of Operation Smile UK. He was formerly a partner at Monitor Company, a co-founder of the Netdecisions group, co-founded Fluency (sold to venture capitalists in 2003), Eviivo, and Steeltrace (sold to Compuware in 2004), the Rights Company (sold to Warner Music in 2005). In 2008, he along with a consortium of investors acquired the Jaipur Indian Premier League cricket team ‘Rajasthan Royals’ where Manoj is now Chairman.