Ashish Chauhan, who joined BSE as Deputy CEO in 2009, was made MD and CEO for a period of five years with effect from November 2, 2012. With his strong acumen knowledge and potential, BSE seeks another 5-year term for Chauhan as CEO.
With this Ashish Kumar Chauhan will serve BSE as its Managing Director and CEO for a further period of five years from November 2, 2017 to November 1, 2022. This would however be subject to approval from the capital markets regulator Sebi and from the shareholders at the ensuing Annual General Meeting.
After he joined BSE, he started many new initiatives at BSE and brought significant improvements in lot many areas.
Ashish has taken BSE to the cutting edge of technology and is known for introduction of mobile trading, online real-time surveillance systems and for launching several new products across various market segments such as SMEs, currencies, mutual funds and corporate bonds. Under his leadership, the BSE also set up the country’s first international exchange, India International Exchange, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, GIFT City.
Ashish also introduced various technologies in BSE, that includes the reviving Asia’s oldest exchange and for making it the fastest exchange in the World with less than 6 microseconds response time.
Ashish is also credited for successful completion of the IPO of BSE which was pending for over 10 years and after it opens the IPO was oversubscribed 51 times with close to 12 lakh applications in January 2017.