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Ashish is the MD & CEO of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), the first stock exchange of Asia. He is one of the founders of India's National Stock Exchange ("NSE") where he worked from 1992 to 2000. 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 first commercial satellite communications network. He also created several path breaking frameworks including Nifty index, NSE certifications in financial markets etc.

From 2000 to 2009, he worked as the President and Chief Information Officer of Reliance group and was also the CEO of the cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years. He also handled additional responsibilities as the Head, Corporate Communications for Reliance Group from 2005 – 2006.

He joined BSE as Deputy CEO in 2009 and was appointed as CEO in 2012. He is credited with reviving BSE including making it the fastest Exchange in the World with less than 6 microseconds response time, introduction of Mobile Trading first time in India, state of the art online real time surveillance system, introduction of several market leading products like SME, Currencies, Mutual Funds, Corporate Bonds distribution, Offer for Sale, Offer to buy etc. He was also instrumental in setting up India's First International Exchange "India International Exchange", which was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in January 2017 at Gandhinagar, Gift City. He has successfully completed the IPO of BSE which was pending for over 10 years. BSE IPO was oversubscribed 51 times with close to 12 lakh applications in January 2017.

Ashish has won several International and Indian awards including:
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award 2016 - IIM Calcutta
  • 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 by the Asian Banker, 2014
  • Zee Business Awards- Special contribution in Commodities and Capital Market, 2013
  • TOP 50 CIOs, Information Week, US, 2009

He holds a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay and a PGDM from IIM Kolkata. He is a Distinguished Visiting professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

Due to his work in various fields spanning a quarter of a century, he is considered one of the foremost experts in the fields of Information Technology, Finance, Markets, Micro structure of markets, cricket, telecommunications, organized retail, Oil & Gas refining and Indian social issues.

He is the Chairperson on the Board of Governors (BoGs) of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Manipur and an Independent Director of the ICSI Insolvency Professionals Agency, a 100% subsidiary company of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is the Chairman of South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE), a forum of 28 member entities from the SAARC region and neighbouring countries which aims to provide platform to share, exchange and promote the technologies, experiences for the rapid growth and development of capital markets and regional as well as global integration. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). He is an Advisor to the Technical Evaluation Committee set up by the Department of Posts for Postal Bank and also a part of several other committees of 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"), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"), Indian Merchants Chamber ("IMC"), India UK council ("UKIBC") etc. He is also a Member of the Advisory Committee of the proposed Mumbai University School of Economics and Public Policy. He is also associated with several NGOs and education institutions. His quotes and writings have been published in various newspapers, magazines and journals in India and abroad.

  • Mr. V. Bala is the founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India International Exchange IFSC Ltd. (India INX) the first International Exchange from India in GIFT City International Financial Services Centre Special Economic Zone which started its operations from JAN, 2017 and a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE (Asia's first stock exchange). He also holds board position in the following organisations -
    • BSE Institute Limited – Education business,
    • BSE Sammaan - CSR Exchange and
    • India International Clearing Corporation IFSC Limited.
  • Prior to this, he was the Chief Business Officer of BSE heading the business development encompassing all business segments viz. Equities, Equity Derivatives, Debt, Interest Rate Futures, Currency Derivatives, Mutual Fund Distribution platform and SME platform. In addition to the markets business, he was also responsible for the listings and data business of BSE and managing the entire trading operations and membership operations.
  • He has over 25 years of experience in the Capital Markets industry and has previously worked with Reliance Group as Vice President and was also as co-founder of Marketplace Technologies Limited which was acquired by BSE.
  • He was also part of the core team involved in setting up the National Stock Exchange of India. He was instrumental in creating the Capital Market segment, Nifty Index creation, setup of NSCCL as the first clearing corporation in India, NCFM certification creation and the Futures and Options segment inter-alia.
  • He has served in the board of Central Depository Services (India) Limited, Futures Industry Association – Asia, Co-Chair of FICCI Capital Market Committee etc.
  • He has Masters in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, Rank holder from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Diploma from Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • Mr. Nehal Vohra is currently Chief Regulatory Officer at BSE and heads the regulatory functions of BSE including membership compliance, surveillance, inspection, investigation, regulatory communication, investor services, listing compliance, regulatory legal and corporate secretarial. He is a Board member of Indian Clearing Corporation Limited (ICCL) and of Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL). His other Board Memberships include that of National Power Exchange Limited, BSE Investments Limited, BSE Sammaan – CSR Exchange
  • He has more than 19 years of experience in the area of legal and compliance. He has previously worked at the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for 10 years and as Director, Law & Compliance at DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd heading Broking and Investment Banking Compliance
  • Nehal has completed his Bachelors of Commerce from Mumbai University and Master of Management Studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai
  • Dr. Ajit Ranade is an engineer and MBA and received a PhD in Economics from Brown University, USA. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Bombay in 2009, Scholar of the Year Award from Wadia Trust in 2010, and Dr. Ramchandra Parnerkar Economics Award in 2012.Dr. Ajit Ranade is Senior President and Chief Economist with the Aditya Birla Group. Ranade was earlier with ABN Amro Bank.
  • He was a member of the Capital Account Convertibility Committee and the FEMA Review committee of the Reserve Bank of India and was also a member of the Governing Council of the Banking Codes and supervisory Board of India.
  • He is a Member of the National Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and a Member of the Economic Policy Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is Chair of the Research Advisory Panel of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance.
  • He served as a member on the Board of MCX. He is a board member of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and chairs the Academic Council of Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics.
  • Mr. Anand Sinha is a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Honours in Physics and distinction in Mathematics and Statistics and also holds Masters Degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi. Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) – Part I. Mr. Sinha joined the Reserve bank of India in 1976. He became Executive Director in 2005 and was appointed as Deputy Governor in January 2011 for a 3 year term.
  • He was the Chairman, Governing Council of the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), a research and development institution on financial sector technology, set up by the Reserve Bank of India. He was also RBI’s nominee Member on the Board of SEBI.
  • On his retirement from the Reserve Bank of India in January,2014 he works as a Financial Sector consultant He is Director on the Boards of IDFC Bank, GSTN and KKR ARC India Private Limited.