Meet ASK Board Members

ASK Group is a passionate team of industry specialists with decades of experience, working hard towards building your wealth and realising your vision for the future.

Sameer Koticha

Chairman, ASK Group

Mr. Koticha is the Chairman & Founder of ASK Group. He has been instrumental in incubating and mentoring all the business verticals of ASK Group. He works closely with all the CEO’s on strategic direction and mentors ASK Group in areas of Risk, Corporate Governance and Best Practices. He Chairs the Investment Committees for all the businesses and provides guidance to strengthen and steer key client relationships. He is actively involved with ASK Group CSR initiatives.


Sunil Rohokale

Managing Director and CEO, ASK Group

Mr. Sunil Rohokale, is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Poona. He has been with our Company since 2008 and has been on the Board since 2012. He has over 22 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, and has previously worked with ICICI Bank.

Bharat Shah

Executive Director, ASK Group
Mr. Bharat Shah, is an Executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay and a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has been on the Board since 2008. He has over 24 years of experience in the field of investment management and has previously worked at Birla Capital International AMC Limited and Asian Paints (India) Limited.

Milind Barve

Independent Director

Mr. Milind Barve was responsible for setting up HDFC Asset Management Company and was appointed as its first Managing Director with effect from July 4, 2000 and had been its founder CEO till February 15, 2021. He also served as a member on the Governing Advisory Council of Indian Cancer Society. Prior to July 2000, Mr. Barve headed the Treasury function at HDFC Limited for over 14 years and was responsible for functions such as Investments and Fund raising from Institutional and Retail sources. Mr. Barve had been awarded the "Maxell Award for Excellence in Business Leadership 2015". He is on the Board of Marico Limited and NSE Indices Limited.  


Amit Dixit

Nominee Director

Mr. Amit Dixit is the Head of Asia for Blackstone Private Equity. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Dixit has been involved with various investments and investment opportunities in India and South Asia. Previously, Mr. Dixit was a Principal at Warburg Pincus. He currently serves as the Director of several companies including Mphasis, TaskUs, Aadhar, Essel Propack, Aakash Education, Sona Comstar, IBS Software, Jagran Prakashan, Mid-Day Infomedia, and Piramal Glass. Mr. Dixit was previously a Director of Intelenet Global Services, Trans Maldivian Airways, Igarashi Motors India, S.H. Kelkar and Emcure Pharmaceuticals.

He is MBA from Harvard Business School, MS in Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai where he was awarded the Director’s Silver Medal for graduating at the top of his program.

Nitin Rakesh

Nominee Director

Mr. Nitin Rakesh has a working experience of more than two decades. He joined Mphasis as its CEO and Director in January 2017 and prior to that was the CEO and President of Syntel. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the CEO and MD of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company. In addition, he has worked with the TCG Group as the Head of Banking & Financial Services Sales. Earlier in his career, he has also worked for Unit Trust of India setting up offshore mutual funds and secondary Market Research Cell, Product Development and Risk Management divisions.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering (Computer Science) from Delhi Institute of Technology, Delhi University and master’s in Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s CEO Workshop.

Ganesh Mani

Nominee Director

Mr. Ganesh Mani is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Mani has been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Sona Comstar, Aadhar Housing Finance, Trans Maldivian Airways, IBS Software, International Tractors Limited, CMS Info Systems, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. and Jagran Prakashan. Mr. Mani is involved in the evaluation of investment opportunities in the pharma and healthcare, financial services, automotive and specialty chemicals sectors in South Asia. Mr. Mani currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sona Comstar. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Mani was an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group.

Mr. Mani received a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.


Ayshwarya Vikram

Nominee Director

Ms. Ayshwarya Vikram is a Principal with the Blackstone Private Equity Portfolio Operations team based in Mumbai. She has 10+ years of experience working with leading companies across industries on a variety of topics spanning new product development to ESG. Prior to Blackstone, she worked at KKR for 5 years in their India Private Equity team in a role spanning both investing and value creation. She started her career with the Boston Consulting Group post her M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She also holds a B.E. (Honors) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.


Prateek Roongta

Additional Nominee Director
Mr. Prateek Roongta is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, as well as a qualified Chartered Accountant, qualified Company Secretary and a graduate in Commerce from the University of Delhi. He is Managing Director at Blackstone Advisors India Private Limited and responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to Blackstone portfolio companies in India. Mr. Roongta has more than 20 years’ experience in advising Banks and NBFCs on topics of strategy, operations and digital transformation. Previously, he has worked with Boston Consulting Group, True North Managers LLP and Kearney. He is an Additional Non-Executive (Nominee) Director on the Board of Aadhar Housing Finance Limited since 20th January, 2023. He is also a Director on the Board of Fino Paytech Limited and Fino Payments Bank Limited.