Ashok Barat has 40+ years of experience as a business strategist and transformation expert. He has worked in the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for several renowned companies. Ashok brings a wealth of financial and operational leadership experience across multiple industries, including FMCG, manufacturing, technology, and services.
Throughout his career, Ashok has been instrumental in driving transformative initiatives, ensuring strong financial performance, and cultivating strong relationships with investors and stakeholders. With a comprehensive understanding of finance, including financial planning, investor relations, M&A, accounting, treasury, tax, and governance, he has held diverse leadership roles encompassing both operational and oversight responsibilities.
Known for his adept negotiation skills, Ashok has successfully managed complex commercial, partnership, and dispute resolutions throughout his career. Beyond his corporate engagements, he is deeply committed to mentoring entrepreneurs, professionals, and inbound investors. He provides strategic advice to businesses and business families on matters of strategy, performance, organization, governance, and dispute resolution.
Ashok has been actively involved in various professional and community organizations. He has served as a Trustee of the Mumbai Port Trust and held prestigious positions such as President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Council of EU Chamber of Commerce, India.
In addition to his professional achievements, Ashok is a certified mediator empanelled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.