MR. Ashok Kumar Barat - Independent Director

Mr. Ashok Kumar Barat had a long and distinguished executive career in the corporate sector until his retirement in 2016 as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes & Company Limited. He has held leadership positions in various Indian and multinational organizations, both in India and overseas - Hindustan Lever Limited, RPG Group, Pepsi, Electrolux, Telstra, and Heinz. Mr. Barat is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Fellow, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and CPA (Australia). He has been an active contributor to public life and dialogue; Past President Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for several years a Trustee of the Mumbai Port Trust, and presently Member, Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM and President, Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India. He is a Certified Mediator empanelled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Mr. Barat mentors budding entrepreneurs and advises companies on ‘Strategy’, ‘Performance Improvement’ and Governance initiatives. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of several companies.