Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) 2019

Ashishkumar Chauhan

Ashishkumar Chauhan

MD & CEO, BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange)

Ashishkumar Chauhan is the MD and CEO of BSE, Asia’s oldest exchange, World’s fastest exchange with 6 Micro seconds response time, World’s largest exchange with 5,000 plus listed companies and India’s first universal exchange to offer trading across all asset classes. He is credited with reviving BSE and completing its IPO - which was oversubscribed more than 51 times. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first International Exchange, India International exchange, inaugurated by India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in January 2017.

Prior to joining BSE, from 2000 to 2012, Ashish worked at Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate as President and Group CIO, Head of Corporate communications and CEO of Cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years. From 1993 to 2000, he setup India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE), primarily on technology, Screen based trading system, satellite communications network, equities and derivatives businesses, and Nifty index amongst his many responsibilities. He is considered the father of modern financial derivatives in India due to his work at NSE.

He received several Indian and International awards including Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both his Alma Mater IIT Bombay and IIM Kolkata, a rare achievement. He has also been ranked amongst the top CEOs in financial markets by Asian Banker and amongst top 50 CIOs in the world by Information Week US. He is a member of several committees of Government, Regulators and international associations. He is the chairman of the 23 member-country organization - South Asia Federation of Exchanges. He is a member on the Board of Directors at IIM Raipur and NIFM Faridabad, and served as the chairman of NIT Manipur. He is a distinguished visiting faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto and Honorary Professor at Nottingham University Business School. He co-authored a book on the history of the BSE titled “The Temple of Wealth Creation”.