Ashvini Chopra is an MBA in marketing and a commerce graduate. Ashvini has over 17 years of experience in the banking and finance industry and has found his passion in family inheritance management; capital markets and also has a keen interest in economic history of the world. He also holds a certificate in Trust & Estate Administration from Society of Trust & Estate Professionals, UK.
Having been a part of the financial services industry in times of fundamental change, he has amassed an experience across the industry. Right from his first assignment he has always tried to be ahead of the curve. He joined a Mutual fund in 1997 when the mutual fund industry was going through a very tumultuous phase. In 2004 he joined the start-up team of another Mutual Fund which was India’s first focussed debt fund house. Having been a part of the mutual fund for four year since its start up and helping the fund to grow to INR 10,000 crores, he moved to ICICI Bank in its International Private Banking Unit.
In ICICI Bank Ashvini was identified with the business growth the bank witnessed in International Private Banking in East Africa and Philippines. He moved as Head of Sales for Private Banking operations of ICICI Group in the US & later he was put in charge of rejuvenating the private banking team in the UK as Head of Private Clients in UK.
He plays an active role in setting up the procedures and systems that in turn help the organisation to hold steady initially and reaps the dividends later on reaching new heights. He is a very systematic and process oriented person who believes that a sustainable business is built around processes and not around people. He is participative leader who believes that a leader is as successful as his team and regularly focuses in creating a succession plan for him. In ICICI he was regularly successful in building highly profitable and motivated teams. He takes pride in the fact that a lot of them would earn performance linked bonuses higher than him.
At Universal Trustees, he has made it his mission to make it the first system based trustee company in India.
Ashvini loves meeting people and visiting new cities. A keen reader, he loves reading various genres of books with his favourite authors being Ayn Rand and Issac Assimov. Among his other interests are gymming, listening to ghazals and going cross country on his bicycle.