Dean - MYRA School of Business
Dr. Ramasastry Ambarish is an Independent Financial Services Professional engaged in advising Institutional players in Indian private and public equity markets. He founded and managed Vasishta Fund, an FII fund to invest in Indian public markets, between 2003 and 2008.
He has three 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 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 currently on the Advisory Board of OAKS Asset Management Pvt. Ltd. (www.oaksamc.com), a firm investing in both private and public markets in India. Previously, he was on the Advisory Board of Gaja Capital (www.gajacapital.com), a PE firm investing in Indian markets. He is non-executive Chairman of AppPoint Software Solutions (www.apppoint.com), a privately held technology company in Bangalore. He is a Director on the Board of Xpheno (www.xpheno.com), a start-up in specialized staffing.
He is currently Chairperson, Board of Governors, MYRA School of Business, Mysore. Previously, has 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.