Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board
Mr. Gallagher joined ASK Group in 2015 and is responsible for the International operations of ASK Group entities including leading the strategic direction for funds management and fund raising across global (non Indian) capital markets. He holds international regulatory authority responsibilities for ASK Group, leading the attainment and adherence of ASK Capital Management's full Capital Markets Services License under the authority of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mr. Gallagher brings with him extensive international experience in funds management, fund raising and public markets issuances as well as the management and monitoring of investments across private equity, real estate and infrastructure. He has been involved with and led the raising and subsequent management of over USD2 Billion of funds in his career to date.
Prior to ASK, from 2009 through 2015, he was the CEO of IDFC Capital (Singapore) Pte. Limited and was the head of the Investor Management Group for IDFC Limited's Alternatives Business. During his time in the funds management business in Asia he has held numerous board positions and membership of multiple investment committees. Mr. Gallagher was a founding board member of the Investor Relations Professional Association of Singapore and has spoken at numerous industry and educational events.
Mr. Gallagher holds a Bachelor of Science (Business) from Australia's Macquarie University, and Post Graduate qualifications from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Applied Finance & Management. He has further post graduate education with Said Business School at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Mr. Dev joined ASK Capital Management in 2016 and is responsible for managing institutional client relationships and strategic product development for ASK international market offerings. Additionally, Mr. Dev serves as a Member of the Board, alongside Mr. Gallagher for ASK Capital Management Pte Limited and ASK Indian Real Estate Special Opportunities Fund Pte Limited.
Sameer has over 25 years of work experience in the financial and asset management industry. His experience in Asia has been diverse and extensive, having worked with clients in North Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East. He has developed and managed relationships with some of the region's premiere sovereign wealth funds, central banks, pension funds, insurance companies, private banks and retail banks.
Most recently, Mr. Dev was the Head of Institutional Sales at Deutsche Asset Management for South East Asia. Prior to that, he has held senior business development leadership positions with some of the world's most reputed global asset managers. Sameer started his asset management career with Franklin Templeton Asset Management, Hong Kong in 1993 and has developed a broad range of experience in the funds management industry in the past circa 25 years. Mr. Dev is a speaker at industry events across the region.
Mr. Dev holds a Bachelors Degree in Advanced Accountancy from Pune University, India.
Director, Capital Markets
Mr. Malhotra joined ASK Capital Management in 2016 and is responsible for managing institutional client relationships in Asia-Pacific and North America for ASK Group.
Gaurav is an experienced professional with close to 15 years experience in the financial services industry, working for global financial institutions in the US, India, Canada and Singapore. Over the span of his career Gaurav has worked in wealth management, capital markets and institutional sales, covering sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, asset management companies, central banks, private banks and family offices.
Prior to joining ASK, Gaurav worked for Scotiabank, first in Canada and then in Singapore where he was responsible for the successful setup and growth of the bank's institutional equities business in the Asia-Pacific region. He then went on to become the Head of Buy-Side Relationships for the Bank in APAC, managing Scotia's institutional client relationships across products. Gaurav started his career with Merrill Lynch in the US as a Private Banker focused on managing the wealth of High Net Worth Individuals and families.
Mr. Malhotra holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (Business) degree from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from De La Salle University in the Philippines.
Mr. Sharma 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.
Head - Compliance and Risk Management, International
Mr. Sahu joined ASK Capital Management in 2016 and heads Compliance and Risk Management of the International Business for ASK Group.
Mr. Sahu is an experienced banking and compliance professional with over 15 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry covering geographies including Singapore, India and the Middle East. During his career Mr. Sahu has primarily worked in the banking & funds management field in various roles including but not limited to retail banking, priority banking, SME banking, capital market services as well as funds management compliance in the public and private markets space.
Prior to joining ASK, Mr. Sahu worked for ICICI Bank as Branch Manager first in India and then Singapore as Branch Manager, heading up multiple Branches in Singapore where he was responsible for all business, operations, audit, compliance and customer due diligence. Prior to joining ICICI, he worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank and Trackmail in India covering Customer Service Operations.
Mr. Sahu holds a Post Graduate Degree from Mumbai University along with Advance Diploma in Software Engineering. He also holds his Compliance Diploma specializing in Governance Risk and Compliance Level 2 from International Compliance Training Academy in Singapore. He has further qualifications in Capital Markets and Financial Advisory Services certifications from the Institute of Banking & Finance, Singapore.