Ashok Parameswaran is the founder of the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance. He has over 20 years of experience relating to emerging markets. Based in New York City, Ashok was Vice President for emerging markets sovereign analysis at AIG Investments, overseeing $7 billion in emerging market credit exposure. Previously, he was Vice President at Invesco, overseeing $250 million of emerging market credit exposure. Ashok was part of an Invesco team that performed in the top third of Bloomberg-listed emerging market peers for 4 out of 5 years.
Ashok also has significant experience in international economics and development. At the US Treasury Department, he advised the US Treasury Secretaries Paul O’Neill and John Snow on economic policy towards South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. During this time, he served as Treasury’s Coordinator for Afghan Reconstruction. Also, Ashok helped to start the India Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he worked with CSIS Executive Vice President Doug Johnston, the late US Ambassador to India William Clark, and the late Congressman Stephen Solarz, former Chair of the House Subcommittee on Asia and Pacific Affairs.
Ashok has served on the Board of United Prosperity (www.unitedprosperity.org) and on the Junior Board of Seeds of Peace (www.seedsofpeace.org). Ashok holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.