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.
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.
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.
Mr. Girish S Paranjpe, is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Bombay. 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 experience in the field of information technology and venture capital, and has previously been the joint chief executive officer and on the board of Wipro, and has previously served as a consultant with Advent International. He was appointed for a period of five years with effect from July 27, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.