Ashishkumar Manilal Chauhan

A PGDM alumnus of Batch 26 of IIM Calcutta and a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Bombay, Ashish is presently the MD &CEO of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the first stock exchange of Asia and one of the largest stock exchanges in the world in terms of number of stocks listed. He is one of the founders of India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE). He is best known as the father of modern financial derivatives in India due to his work at NSE. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first fully automated screen-based trading system and also the first commercial satellite communications network. The path-breaking frameworks including Nifty index and NSE certifications in financial markets are his creations. Ashish had earlier worked as the President and CIO of Reliance group and was also the CEO of the Mumbai Indians cricket team in its formative years.

Ashish has won several national and international awards including CEO of the Year, Diamond Sabre Awards 2015, Hong Kong; Indian Business Leader of the Year, Horasis Interlaken, Switzerland 2015; RH Patil Award for Excellence in Financial Services, June 2015; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2014; Best CEO in the Financial Markets in the Asia Pacific, Asian Banker, 2014; Zee Business Awards - Special Contribution in Commodities and Capital Market, 2013, and was in TOP 50 CIOs, Information Week, US, 2009.

Ashish is the Chairperson on the Board of Governors (BoG) of NIT Manipur. He serves several committees including Advisory Committee of Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), Government of India (GOI), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and UK India Business Council (UKIBC) to name a few. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. His quotes and writings have been published in various newspapers, magazines, and journals in India and abroad.

Ashishkumar Manilal Chauhan receiving his award