Meet the Team

At ASK Wealth Advisors (ASK WA), your vision for the future is our priority, and the team is dedicated to remain responsive to your financial needs at all times. The firm is led by a team with decades of experience in the Indian financial market, committed towards helping you achieve your financial goals and ambitions.

Rajesh Saluja

CEO and Managing Director
Mr. Saluja joined ASK Group in December 2006 as Managing Partner to set up the Wealth Advisory and Multi-Family Office business. He has over 25 years of experience in Wealth and Capital Management business. Prior to joining ASK Wealth Advisors, Mr. Saluja worked with Standard Chartered Bank as the Business Head - Priority Banking and Deposits for the wealth management business in India.
Mr. Saluja is an Honorary Chartered Wealth Manager (CWM) from American Academy of Financial Management, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Maths and Economics along with a Master's in Marketing Management from the University of Mumbai.

Nishant Agarwal

Managing Partner & Head - Family Office
Mr. Agarwal manages the Family Office business working closely with UHNI Families to structure bespoke solutions. He has over 18 years of experience with McKinsey, ICICI Bank, Merrill Lynch and UBS handling clients from India, Asia and Europe. He is a graduate from IIT Kharagpur and holds a MBA degree in Finance from MDI Gurgaon.

Somnath Mukherjee

Managing Partner & CIO
Mr. Mukherjee runs the Investment Strategy, Product, Advisory & International Wealth Management business as well as Operations and Client Service for the firm. He has over 19 years of experience in Wealth Management, Private Banking & Global Markets with Standard Chartered Bank across India and Singapore. He holds a MBA degree from IIM-Calcutta & a Bachelor's degree from University of Delhi. He also holds the CFA & FRM charters from CFA Institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals respectively.

 

Amit Srivastava

Managing Partner & Head - Managed Funds
Mr. Srivastava manages the Investment Advisory and Equity Products for the firm; he is involved in Asset Allocation, Portfolio Construction & Reviews for large client portfolios – both promoter families and institutional clients across the country. He has over 17 years of prior experience in the Banking industry and was earlier heading Investments at Citibank's Citi Private Bank, specialising in Investment Advisory and Wealth Management. He is a MBA in Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

Raghav Gupta

Senior Managing Partner & Head (North)

Mr. Gupta joined ASK Wealth Advisors in August 2016 and is responsible for driving business for the North region. He has over 23 years of experience and prior to joining ASK Group, he was the Director and Head (North) for Citi Private Bank and has also worked with ANZ Grindlays Bank, JM Morgan Stanley and Kotak Wealth Management. He holds a Bachelor's degree from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.

Prakash Bulusu

Senior Managing Partner & Head (South)
Mr. Bulusu joined ASK Wealth Advisors in August 2016 and is responsible for driving business for the South region. He has over 20 years of experience and prior to joining ASK Group, he was the Director & Head (South) for Citi Private Bank. He has also worked with Principal PNB Asset Management Company and Zurich Asset Management. He holds a MBA in Finance from Osmania University.

Rajesh Nambiar

Managing Partner & Head ( West)
Mr. Nambiar joined ASK Wealth Advisors in June 2018 and is responsible for driving business for the West region. He has over 16 years of work experience of which 13 years was at Kotak Wealth Management as part of the core team handling some of the largest and marquee relationships of the business. He holds a MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and a Certificate in Investment Strategy from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Shuja Kazmi

Managing Partner

Mr. Kazmi joined ASK Group in 2007 and was responsible for setting strategy for Wealth business as a part of the founding team. He has played multiple roles ranging from leading a team of Wealth Managers in Western region to being a Key Advisor for a large Family Office clients. Prior to joining ASK, he has worked with Allegro Capital, ICICI Prudential Insurance and HDFC Ltd. He is a MBA from Sydenham College and holds a bachelor's degree from Mumbai University.

Hemchandra Gadre

VP & Head - Compliance and Business Analytics
With regard to compliance, Mr. Gadre's responsibilities include ensuring compliances under all SEBI / AMFI / PMLA regulations and allied rules as well as internal audits are followed thoroughly. He is a designated Compliance Officer under SEBI (Investment Advisers) Regulations, 2013. His responsibilities with Business Analytics extend to providing key business analytics, indicators and trends to ASK Wealth Advisors Senior Management, while working closely with business heads in setting budgets / targets for each location and sales team. Mr. Gadre has held various positions at ASK Group since joining in 2006. Mr. Gadre is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and is a Chartered Accountant.