Mr. Ashok Barat
Mr. Ashok Barat is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and CPA, Australia.
He has held responsible and senior leadership positions in various Indian and multinational organizations, both in India and overseas. He began his career with Hindustan Lever Limited and thereafter in positions of increasing responsibility, with them and amongst others, RPG Group, Pepsi, Electrolux, Telstra and Heinz (now Kraft Heinz). He retired in 2016 as the Managing Director of Forbes & Company Limited.
He is on the Board of several other companies. He is a regular speaker at public forums and takes keen interest in mentoring start-ups.
Mr. Ashok Barat is a Past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India and presently, Member, Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM. He is a Certified Mediator empaneled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.