Ashok joined Barclays in 2010, managing the credit card business across the UK, Europe and the Nordics, becoming chairman of Entercard. He went on to manage Barclays in Africa and his most recent role was CEO for UK Retail and Business Banking.
Prior to Barclays, Ashok was a partner at Brysam Global Partners, a New York City based private equity firm focused on building retail financial service businesses in emerging markets.
Ashok spent 20 years with Citigroup working in Asia, Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and North America, his last position being CEO of the Global Consumer Bank in Asia Pacific.
Ashok graduated from Bombay University, and has postgraduate degrees from both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of India.
Ashok is on the advisory board of SP Jain Institute of Management and has served on the advisory board of Insead Singapore and Visa Asia Pacific. He is Founder Director of Lend-a-Hand, a non-profit organisation focused on economic development in India.