Mr. Ashish Krishna is Vice President & Head of strategic investments at the National Stock Exchange
of India Limited (NSE), which is the world’s second largest exchange in cash market trades and one of
the top three exchanges in index and stock derivatives volumes..
Ashish has over 19 years of experience in the Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions & Fund
raising. His experience in the Indian market includes working across industry clusters specifically in
the area of Technology, Analytics, Fin-Tech, Payments and E-commerce.
Ashish has advised numerous corporates with planning and executing growth strategy, strategic
transactions and on optimal transaction structures.
In his capacity as head of strategic investments, Ashish is responsible for executing the overall group
inorganic growth strategy which includes acquisition/ of or investment in businesses in various
areas including capital market infrastructure, Data, Analytics, Indices, Technology- Digital & Cyber
Security, EdTech and InsurTech etc.
Ashish is also responsible for managing the corporate venture capital focused on growing the Start-
Up incubation program at NSE in the areas of Data, Analytics, Blockchain, Fin-Tech, AI, ML and Cyber
Security, where NSE is keen to partner with the disruptors from across the globe.
Prior to his current role, Ashish has led strategy and consulting teams at various leading global and
Indian enterprises including PwC, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, and Deloitte beside others.