Merx Business Advisors LLP
Ashok Barat the founder of Merx Business Advisors LLP. He began his career with Hindustan Lever Limited and worked in positions of increasing responsibility, both in India and overseas, with global and family corporations of repute. He is the Past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM and deeply involved in the establishment of the Centre of Mediation and Conciliation being set up by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He graduated in Commerce from the Allahabad University in 1975 with the Chancellor’s Gold Medal and was a rank holder and winner of the A F Ferguson Award for the best paper in Auditing in the examinations conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
He retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes & Company Limited. Post retirement, after 40 years of corporate life, he is on the Board of several corporations and consults independently for various businesses, taking particular interest in mentoring start-ups.