Dr. Ramasastry Ambarish is the Dean and Chairman of the Governing Board at MYRA School of Business and is a visionary leader who has helped the school define its process, vision, and developmental plans. Dr. Ambarish completed his Bachelors in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Mysore, has an Engineering Degree from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), holds a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A), and is a Ph.D. in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU).
Dr. Ambarish has had an expansive academic career with premier global universities including NYU, McGill, University of Wisconsin, and Georgetown University; before starting his career in finance and global securities markets.
His experience spans roles at multiple global organizations including ION (CFO), Citibank (VP – Global Markets), and World Bank (Principal Financial Officer). He has been an advisor for many global large institutional investors including pension funds, treasuries, and central banks on investment and risk management strategies. He founded and managed the Vasishta Fund – an FII fund to invest in Indian public markets.
Before joining MSB, Dr. Ambarish was an independent financial service professional and was the MD of RA and sons – a PE and VC firm in Singapore. He is currently on the advisory board of OAKS Asset Management – a firm investing in both private and public markets in India, is a non-executive Chairman of AppPoint Software Solutions – a privately held technology company, and is a Director on the Board of Xpheno – a staffing start-up.