Mr. Saraff is the Director, India of LCR’s EB-5 business. India is currently LCR's fastest growing region within the firm and Ashish will be leading EB-5 capital raising efforts in India through strategic distribution relationships and affinity marketing initiatives.
Ashish is a senior management, business development executive and brings over 15 years of diverse experiences from South Asia and Europe. He has successfully established multiple business channels such as Direct Sales, Tele-Sales, Corporate Sales, Intermediary and Referral channels across multiple lines in capital and derivatives market, commodities and retails insurances (life and general), fin-tech and insure-tech product platforms, and investment banking (renewable energy).
Ashish graduated from London Business School in 2012 and joined Planned Departure, a unique digital vault solution as the company's Chief Distribution Officer responsible for driving the business across the UK and Europe.
Prior to joining LCR India, and after returning from the UK, Ashish worked with several technology startups in consulting and mentoring capacities helping them achieve product-market-fit and designing their go-to-market strategy. During this time, he has also worked on various investment banking mandates in the renewable energy space and has led multi-million $ transactions.
Prior to his MBA, Ashish was the CEO of a mid-sized, financial distribution firm – ACS Money FSG backed by private investors in Eastern India, headquartered in Calcutta, India. He co-founded this firm in 2002 after a brief internship with American Express Cards and TRS. The firm reached among the top 3 retail FSG operators in the region with a peak topline of over $20 Mn.
Ashish graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, with a Bachelor in Commerce and received a Master in Business Administration from London Business School. He is based in LCR's Mumbai office.