Ashok Wadhwa served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ambit Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd., until April 2009.
Mr. Wadhwa was appointed as the erstwhile Arthur Andersen’s first employee in India and was associated with it for fourteen years.
During the period from 1989 to 1996, he headed the Tax and Business Advisory practice of Arthur Andersen, India, and thereafter served as Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen, India.
In 1997, he left the institution … to found Ambit Corporate Finance and RSM & Co. Mr. Wadhwa has expanded Ambit’s presence in the financial services industry by launching its securities business – Ambit Capital and entering into a joint venture with Japan based Nikko Asset Management to launch Mutual Fund Business in India.
He serves as a Director of Ambit Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. Mr. Wadhwa was a President of Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).
Mr. Wadhwa is currently a Managing Committee Member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and is serving as the Chairman of The Capital Market Committee of FICCI.
Mr. Wadhwa is also a Managing Committee Member of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Over the years, Mr. Wadhwa has counseled the Indian Government on numerous macroeconomic issues encompassing industry policy rationalization, privatization, removal of infrastructural bottlenecks and foreign investment.
He has also represented the Government of India on the consolidation of Air India and Indian Airlines, which has now been successfully implemented. has received several awards / commendations, in recognition of his excellence in the field of Finance including the Priyadarshini Academy award for outstanding contribution in the field of financial management. He is a Chartered Accountant and a law graduate.