Ashok is an advisor to businesses and business families. He is on the Board of several companies. Ashok has worked in senior positions as MD & CEO, CFO and Country Manager in several corporations in India and overseas. His major areas of influence and impact have been in finance, M&A, strategy, governance, ownership structures and processes, and conflict resolution.
At Equations, Ashok guides and facilitates client families to develop long-term strategies and build a governance mechanism. His leadership skills and attention to detail combined with sensitivity to multinational and legislated environments plays a key role in transforming family-controlled organizations into professional, responsible businesses. He mentors next-gen family entrepreneurs and advises senior generation on strategy, performance improvement, and governance initiatives.
After a career of forty years with major corporations, Ashok now runs his own corporate advisory focussing on business and performance turnaround. He mentors small overseas companies in establishing their business in India.
He has been president of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the past. Presently he is a member of the managing committee of ASSOCHAM and the president of the Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India.
Ashok is a chartered accountant and a company secretary by profession and a certified mediator, empanelled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. He is admitted as a Member, CPA Australia. Ashok is a regular speaker in industry seminars, public forums, and management institutes and conducts Family Governance and Board Management workshops.