Ashish Chauhan is the MD and CEO of BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange), the oldest exchange in Asia and the fastest exchange in the world with 6 Micro seconds response time. Bse is also the largest exchange in the world with more than 5000 companies listed on it. He is credited with reviving BSE and completing the listing of its shares which was oversubscribed more than 51 times. He was also instrumental in setting up India International Exchange, India’s first International exchange which was 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 limited, India’s largest business house as President and Grouo CIO, Head of Corporate communications and CEO of Cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years. From 1993 Ro 2000, he worked on setting up India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE). He set up the initial technology, Screen based trading system, satellite communications network, equities and derivatives businesses and Nifty index for NSE amongst his many responsibilities. He is considered the father of modern financial derivatives in India due to his work at NSE.
He has 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 also a member of several committees of Government, regulators and international associations. He is currently the chairman of South Asia Federation of Exchanges with 23 member organisations. He is also on the Board of Directors of IIM Raipur, NIFM and acts as Chairman of NIT Manipur. He is also a distinguished visiting faculty at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.