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Ananth S. Nathan ஆனந் த் செ செ . நா நா தன்
Ananth with Global Esports Federation at Commonwealth Games 2022.
Born Ananth Sevlanga Nathan

22nd May 1974

Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Occupation International President of AFCW PLC

Executive Chairman, AIRMARINE President, MESF Founder, AIRMARINE Cup

Ananth Sevlanga Nathan (Tamil: ஆனந்த்சிவலிங்கநாதன்) is a Malaysian businessman.

Early life[edit]

He born on 22nd May 1974 to Sevlanga Nathan, a public service officer and Thevanei, a housewife. He was born in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan and grew up at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia at his family home. Ananth practises Hinduism and was born into a Tamil family.

Ananth was born in 1974, in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan and family roots hails from Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu. He briefly studied at Vivekananda Tamil School in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur before moving to Methodist Primary School, Petaling Jaya for his primary education and then furthered his studies at the all-boys, Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Samad, Petaling Jaya for his secondary education.

Later he pursued an engineering degree at the University of Wales, United Kingdom under a Malaysian twinning programme. He, however was more inclined to practical experiences and starting up businesses that lead him to discontinue his studies to join Siemens as an engineer.

Early career[edit]

Ananth's career started at Siemens in 1994 as an Engineer before he went on to start AIRMARINE in 1998[1], a logistics company inspired by his childhood influence on logistics by his late Grandfather, S.K.

Ratnam who was a postmaster for Kuala Lumpur.



AIRMARINE[2][3], a home-grown international integrated logistics & supply chain company that is headquartered in Malaysia with over 310,000 square feet in-house footprints and 391 international network offices spread across the globe.

AFCW PLC[edit]

Ananth is a co-owner and International President of AFCW PLC[4], the holding company for AFC Wimbledon Limited (a professional English football club), The Wider Interests of Football Limited

(TWIOF, which owns the stadium in Plough Lane), AFC Wimbledon Ladies FC Limited (the ladies team) and AFCW Stadium Limited (which owns the stadium Kingsmeadow, currently leased to Chelsea

Ladies Football Club). All of these subsidiaries are 100% owned by AFCW PLC.[5] He is also the second largest individual shareholder[6], he has became among the few Southeast Asians to own a European football club. The Dons Trust, Nick Robertson, other minorities and himself are the co-owner to AFC Wimbledon. AFC Wimbledon's story[7] and how they bounce back from defeat was something relatable in his personal life. This sparked more interest for him with the club. He is also very fond of Vinnie Jones, the person who sparked the Crazy Gang, the rise of AFC Wimbledon definitely was a great motivator in his life to constantly strive to be better.

Malaysia e-Sports Federation (MESF)[edit]

MESF[8] is his initiative to grow the local esports industry and its talents. With his long-time friend, Dato' Latt Shariman founded MESF in 2014 when it was then called Esports Malaysia[9] or

Malaysian Bronze Winners PUBGM Esports SEA Games 2021 Vietnam.

previously known as ESM. Registered on 4 December 2014 with the National Sports Commissioner as an association. MESF then registered as federation in 2020.

The federation has 13 state associations under its wings and is also a member of the International Electronic Sports Federation (IESF)[10] based in South Korea, Asian Electronics Sports Federation (AESF)[11] , Southeast Asian Esports Federation (SEAEF) and Global Esports Federation (GEF).[12] In 2019, the Malaysian Ministry of Youth & Sports commissioned MESF to work on the Malaysia Esports Blueprint[13] with an engagement of at least five years in order to further built the nation's Esports industry to an international level.

Malaysia won 1 gold and 1 bronze in esports[14] for SEA Games 2019 Phillipines. They achieved 3 bronze medals for SEA Games 2021 Vietnam.

Commonwealth 2022 Esports Gold medallist for Dota 2 Open & Women Category, eFootball with Ananth S. Nathan

He signed a West Midlands 10-year Strategic which links to GEF.[15] This led our Malaysian esports athletes to participate in the recent Commonwealth 2022.[16] They secured three gold medal in all three games they had participated and ranked first in their segment.[17]


Trophy Reveal with Football Association Malaysia (FAM)

Apart from his interest in Esports, He has a passion for football. He, under AIRMARINE, founded and organised Airmarine Cup in 2019. The league is organised and sanctioned by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).[18]

Airmarine Cup 2019 took place at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Selangor, Malaysia from 20 till 23 March 2019. A total of four nations participate and Oman won the very first title. Faiz Nasir, a Malaysian footballer also made his first international goal debut in the Malaysia versus Afghanistan match[19]


  1. "Our Founder - AIRMARINE". 2022-06-02. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  3. "Air Freight & Ocean Freight Solutions, Malaysia - AIRMARINE". 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  4. "Club officials - AFC Wimbledon". Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  5. "AFCW PLC - AFC Wimbledon". Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  6. "Esports pioneer Ananth S. Nathan's bold investment in AFC Wimbledon".
  7. "1988 FA Cup Final", Wikipedia, 2023-01-05, retrieved 2023-01-11
  9. Chapree, Chief (2015-01-28). "eSports Malaysia Goes Official: With A Master Plan To Push Competitive Gaming As A National Sport". Lowyat.NET. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  13. "Strategic Plan For Esports Development". Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  14. Retrieved 2023-01-11. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. "Region signs 10 year deal with Global Esports Federation |". West Midlands. 2022-06-16. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  16. "Inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships set for Birmingham | Commonwealth Games Federation". Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  17. Retrieved 2023-01-11. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. "Koeman: Oman out to lift Airmarine Cup".
  19. Retrieved 2023-01-11. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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