Meet the Team
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.
Business Head & Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
Mr. Prateek Agarwal, is the business head and chief investment officer of our Company and was appointed with effect from April 4, 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, Sambalpur University and a postgraduate diploma in management from the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar. He has several years of experience relating to finance and equity management and was previously working as the vice president and head of research at SBI Capital Markets Limited. He has also worked with Bharti AXA Investment Managers Private Limited and ABN AMRO Bank Asset Management (India) Limited.
Director – Business Development, Products
Mr. Mehta heads the Business Development for Equity PMS, Real Estate Funds and Private Equity Funds in domestic markets and is also responsible for offshore sales through the distribution network. He has over 18 years of experience in the Equities, Asset Management and Financial Services industry. Prior to joining ASK Group, he was associated with Motilal Oswal AMC, GE Money and Godrej Appliances.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Misra has over 21 years of experience in Investment Research and Portfolio Management. He manages Growth and Life strategies. The experience includes 10 years of experience in Private Equity and sell side research. He has been with ASKIM for over 11 years and worked with IL&FS group prior to that. Gaurav is an MBA from IIM Lucknow and BA Economics (Hons) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Jain has over 12 years of total experience and has been working with ASK Investment Managers since the last 11 years. He has been managing Indian Entrepreneur Portfolio strategy since inception. The fund has grown to upwards of INR 5000 crs over last 7 years. He is also engaged in research of business within ASKIM universe, identifying new investment opportunities and tracking their performance at regular intervals. He closely covers Infrastructure and IT businesses at ASK. He been very instrumental in preparing Financial and Valuation models at ASK. Prior to joining ASK, he has worked with First Global tracking US macro economy and FMCG sectors. His articles have appeared in leading US business journals. He is a Post Graduate in Management from Mumbai University.