Chandrashekhar Kekane

Managing Director - GCC & Africa

Name: Chandrashekhar Kekane
Title: Managing Director – GCC & Africa
Organization: ASK Investment Managers Ltd – UAE

Chandrashekhar Kekane spearheads the international business for ASK Group in Middle East and Africa. ASK is one of the largest private money managers in India, specializing in Equities and Real Estate. The group advises over $8.5Bn in assets for its onshore as well as offshore investors. He has been responsible for evolution and growth of private money management business for ASK group in Middle East & Africa since 2001. Under his leadership this franchise has achieved significant milestones both in terms of relationships and assets over time. From scratch he has been now credited with achieving assets from Middle East and Africa that today stand at over 90% of ASK Group’s total offshore assets.

As Managing Director for GCC & Africa he leads a team for ASK Group and has been instrumental in acquiring and managing key relationships with Ultra HNIs, Family Offices, Corporates & Institutions across the region. He has over 25 years of experience in Indian Capital markets. He has been in the Middle East for over a decade now and has deep understanding of GCC markets and investor ideologies as well as preferences.

Before joining ASK Group in 2001 to start the Middle East foray, he worked with Investsmart India Ltd, J M Morgan Stanley in India for over 5 years focusing on Wealth Management for Ultra High Net Worth Resident Indian investors and Corporates. He is a Master of Management Studies from Mumbai University as well as a Graduate in Commerce.