Meet the Team

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.
 

Prateek Agrawal

Business Head & Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
Mr. Prateek Agrawal, 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.
 

Nimesh Mehta

Director & Country Head – 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 is a Commerce Graduate, MBA & Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and has over 20 years of experience in industries ranging from NBFC, Equities, Asset Management & Financial Services. He has worked with Motilal Oswal AMC, GE Money and Godrej Appliances and has authored the book, 'Sales Booster'.
 

Sumit Jain

Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Jain has over 14 years of total experience and has been working with ASK Investment Managers since the last 13 years. He has been managing Indian Entrepreneur Portfolio strategy since inception. The concept has grown to upwards of USD 1bn over last 10 years. He is also engaged in research of business within ASK IM 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. He is a Post-Graduate in Management from Mumbai University.