Over 15 years of experience in private equity and M&A
Started his career in 1996 at PwC in London. Started his investment career with Societe Generale Asset Management in 2000, when he first got involved with the Baltic States and in 2001 joined CVCI, eventually becoming one of two partners based in London and co-heading the firm’s efforts in the CEE region. During his tenure with CVCI, Ashwin was the lead or second transactor on 14 deals, deploying c. USD 735 million of direct private equity investments across a variety of deal types and sectors, primarily in CEE. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Director of Private Equity at SGRF, the main Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Sultanate of Oman. Since 2016 he is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Surya Capital, an East Africa-focused investment firm.
Ashwin and Invalda INVL team met in 2006 when CVCI co-invested with Invalda INVL in specialty pharmaceuticals company Sanitas. This was a very strong partnership over 5 years until the very successful exit in 2011.
Holds MA (Hons) (First Class) in Economics from King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.