The world’s largest martial arts organization will be foraying into reality content for the first time.

Having revolutionized fashion business through her start-up Zilingo, India’s entrepreneurial genius Ankiti Bose is now all set to join ONE Championship (ONE) as one of the 12 guest CEOs on its ambitious reality show, The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. 

As the sports world takes a break due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s largest martial arts organization, will be foraying into reality content for the first time.

Slated to start at the end of the year, The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will be an adaptation of the popular American show, The Apprentice, but with a fresh concept. Billed as a high-stakes game of business competitions and physical challenges, this brainchild of ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong will witness 12 of Asia’s top CEOs as guest judges, one of whom will be the Mumbai-born Ankiti Bose.

Her out-of-the-box ideas, ability to take risks, and her fantastic entrepreneurial skills have made her a pillar in the business of fashion. She co-founded Zilingo as a fashion and beauty tech and commerce platform in 2015. 

“It is my honour to announce that Ankiti Bose, co-Founder, and CEO of Zilingo, has been confirmed as one of the 12 guest CEOs on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. She a truly inspiring young woman who was able to convert her dream into reality,” said Sityodtong.

The young business leader will judge 16 contestants who will vie for once-in-a-lifetime prize money of US$250,000 and a job under the mentorship of Sityodtong at ONE Championship Global Headquarters in Singapore.

Ankiti Bose said, “I am thrilled to join Chatri on the show. This is a very exciting format and a great business idea and has all the potential for a success story. The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition is also a great platform to inculcate the bright minds which I am really looking forward to. It will be one of the most exhilarating experiences for the contestants and we hope to discover some of the brightest minds among them.”

The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will be available on both streaming and linear platforms across the pan-Asian region, apart from major television networks in 150 countries where it is expected to have a 4 billion potential broadcast viewership reach.