Ajay has over 18 years of work experience in equity research, investment banking and PE investing, with over 10 years in leadership roles.
He had a long stint with the Times of India Group, where he helped set up and ran ET Intelligence group (ETIG), the research arm of The Economic Times. In this capacity, Ajay led a 35 strong team of analysts. At ETIG, he led several pioneering research studies on India's emerging sectors. He also conceptualised and launched one of India's most comprehensive public research sites, www.etintelligence.com. He later worked with the group's investment arm - Times Private Treaties - where he led several investments for the Times Group. He also worked with the strategy team of the group.
Before joining the Times group, Ajay was an equity analyst with an emerging market focussed institutional broking firm, Caspian Securities, which was ranked in top 5 in India by both Euromoney and Institutional Investor at that time. He has also worked as an Investment banker with Lazard India.
Ajay holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore, B. Tech from IIT Kanpur, and CFA from AIMR USA. He is an avid long distance runner and experienced paragliding pilot