Our Team

Sameer Dev

CEO & Managing Director
Sameer has over 25 years of experience in the Asset Management industry. He has advised and worked with some of the largest institutions, central banks, SWFs and Distributors in Asia and the Middle East, across multiple asset classes namely, Public Markets, Alternatives and Real Estate.

Sameer joined ASK Capital Management in 2016 and took over as the CEO & MD in April 2021. He is responsible for spearheading and implementing the international growth strategy for the ASK’s product offerings. He serves as a Member of the Board for ASK Capital Management Pte Limited and ASK Real Estate Fund vehicles domiciled in Singapore.

Most recently, Sameer was the Head of Institutional Sales at Deutsche Asset Management for South East Asia. Prior to that, he has held senior leadership positions with some of the world's most reputed global asset managers including, Principal Global Investors, SG Asset Management and Lehman Brothers Asset Management. Sameer started his asset management career with Franklin Templeton Asset Management, Hong Kong in 1993 and is a frequent speaker at industry events across the region.

Sameer has Bachelor’s Degree in Advanced Accountancy & Economics from Pune University.

Nikhil Iyer

Director, Head of Institutional Sales, APAC

Nikhil joined ASK Capital Management in 2021 and is responsible for managing Institutional and Distribution relationships in the APAC region. He has over 20 years of work experience and has developed a strong network with institutions, family offices, and distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. Previously, Nikhil was responsible for institutional sales with Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd. in Singapore and Dubai. Nikhil started his career with UTI Investment Advisory Services, Mumbai in 2001.

Nikhil is a CFA Charter holder and has a Masters in Management Studies from the Mumbai University.


Gaurav Sharma

Portfolio Manager
Gaurav joined ASK Capital Management in 2017 as the Portfolio Manager for the ASK India Opportunities Fund 1, the flagship equities offshore fund of the ASK Group.
Gaurav has over 10 years of experience in the finance industry as an investment analyst. Based out of Singapore, he has covered Asia Pacific ex Japan equities across various sectors at both J O Hambro Capital Management and Silver Metis Capital Management. He started his career with Karvy Stock Broking in India as an equities derivatives analyst.
Gaurav has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from South Gujarat University and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University, USA. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Usha Sreedhar

Head - Compliance and Risk Management, International

Usha joined ASK Capital Management in 2021 and heads the Compliance and Risk Management of the International Business for ASK Group. She has over 25 years of experience in compliance, risk and audit matters with a special focus on Singapore regulatory framework for asset management and securities dealing.

Most recently, Usha was Head of Compliance with Global Infrastructure Partners where her role included creating compliance framework/monitoring, policies and procedures, AML/KYC checks, risk assessment, gap analysis and remediation. Prior to that, Usha held compliance roles with Aquarius Investment Advisors, Kotak Mahindra, PNB Capital and Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Usha is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Singapore, Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Double Bachelor in General Laws and Commerce, Mumbai University.