Ashish Gumashta is MD & CEO, Julius Baer, India since 1 July 2017. In his current role, Ashish runs one of the largest and best-established foreign wealth managers in India. Over the past two decades, Ashish has held several senior management positions in the Indian private banking industry. He joined DSP Merrill Lynch in 1994, and was Managing Director since 2006. From September 2015, he has played an instrumental role in the transition from Merrill lynch to Julius Baer in India. Ashish was a founding Member of DSP Merrill Lynch’s Private Client Group and held various leadership positions within DSP Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for establishing the wealth management platform for the organisation. Ashish holds a Masters in Management Studies (Finance) from University of Mumbai. He also attended the Chevening Gurukul Executive Program at the London School of Economics and undertook executive courses at the Harvard University, Peking University & Haas School of Business. He is also closely associated with several NGOs and actively involved in philanthropic initiatives related to disability, education, health and community services.