Ramasastry Ambarish

Ambarish_RamasastryManaging Director

RA & Son Pte Ltd, Singapore





Ramasastry Ambarish is Managing Director of RA & Son Pte Ltd, Singapore, an independent advisory firm engaged in facilitating FII investments in Indian private and public equity markets. He has been associated, in different capacities, with several PE funds. He founded and managed Vasishta Fund, an FII fund to invest in Indian public markets, between 2003 and 2008.

He has two and a half decades of experience in global financial markets and securities industries. His previous experience includes stints as Vice President with the Global Markets Group of Citibank/Salomon Smith Barney and as a Principal Financial Officer at the World Bank, Washington D.C. He has advised many large institutional investors, including pension funds, treasuries and central banks around the globe on investment and risk management strategies.

He is non-executive chairman of AppPoint Software Solutions (www.apppoint.com), a privately held technology company in Bangalore. He is a member of the Steering Committee of IIMPACT (www.iimpact.net), a non-profit organization engaged in providing access to quality primary education to little girls all over India, especially in the remote villages and tribal areas of India.

He has also served as a faculty member at several business schools including the Stern School of Business (NYU), McGill University (Montreal), the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and Georgetown University (Washington D.C).

He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Stern School of Business (NYU), a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad, a B.E. (Electrical Technology & Electronics) from IISc (Bangalore), and a B.Sc. (Physics & Mathematics) from the University of Mysore, India.