“Besides being one of the founders of India’s NSE, he also helped set up India’s first fully automated screen based trading system and first commercial satellite communications network”
Renowned as the father of modern financial derivatives in India, and distinguished as one of the founders of India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan is efficiently spearheading Asia’s first stock exchange – the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) – as the MD and CEO since the year 2012
The MulTiTalenTed Trailblazer
Armed with a B.Tech. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the hallowed portals of IIT Bombay and a PGDM from the prestigious IIM Kolkata, Mr. Chauhan possesses a rich experience across various spheres. Owing to his work in varied fields spanning a quarter of a century, he is considered as one of the foremost experts in the fields of Information Technology, Finance, Markets, Microstructure of markets, Cricket, Telecommunications, Organized Retail, Oil and Gas refining and Indian social issues.
Besides being one of the founders of India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE), where Mr. Chauhan worked from 1992 to 2000, he was also instrumental in setting up India’s first fully automated screen based trading system and first commercial satellite communications network. He created several path breaking frameworks including Nifty Index, NSE Certifications in financial markets and others. He worked as the President and Chief Information Officer of Reliance Group and handled additional responsibilities as the Head of Corporate Communications. He was also the CEO of the cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years.
Mr. Chauhan joined the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as Deputy CEO in 2009 and was exalted to the position of CEO in 2012 due to his remarkable contribution towards reviving the organization. He is credited with making BSE the fastest Exchange in the World with less than 6 microseconds response time, introducing Mobile Trading for the first time in India, and state-of-the- art online real time surveillance system, introducing several market leading products like SME, Currencies, Mutual Funds, Corporate Bonds distribution, Offer for Sale, Offer to buy and others. He was also instrumental in setting up India’s First International Exchange – India International Exchange – which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in January 2017 at Gandhinagar, Gift City. He has successfully completed the IPO of BSE – which had been pending for over 10 years – and was oversubscribed 51 times with close to 12 lakh applications in January 2017. Owing to his dedicated efforts towards BSE’s success and growth, he has been re-appointed for a period of five years from November 2, 2017, to November 1, 2022.
an unceasinG series of feliciTaTions
Mr. Chauhan’s exceptional work has been recognized in the form of several national and international awards which have been accrued to him namely Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Directors 2017, New Delhi; Distinguished Alumnus Award 2016 – IIM Calcutta; CEO of the Year, Diamond Sabre Awards 2015, Hong Kong; Indian Business Leader of the Year, Horasis Interlaken/ Switzerland 2015; RH Patil Award for Excellence in Financial Services, June 2015; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2014; Best CEO in the Financial Markets in the Asia Pacific by the Asian Banker, 2014; and Zee Business Awards for Special contribution in Commodities and Capital Market, 2013.
Ever ready to share his knowledge, he is actively contributing by being a member of the Board of Governors of several reputed institutes and is also a part of several committees of organizations.