Ashish Kumar Chauhan is an Indian business executive, administrator and current Chancellorof University of Allahabad. He is the current managing director and chief executive officer ofthe Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). He also serves as the member of Governing council of one of thepremier B school in India – IIM Raipur. Mr Ashish is best known as the father of modern financialderivatives in India, and is considered one of the foremost experts in financial market policies,Information technology, organized retail, telecommunications and Indian social issues. He wasinstrumental in setting up India's first fully automated screen based trading system and firstcommercial satellite communications network. He also created several path breaking frameworksincluding Nifty index, NSE certifications in financial markets etc.
From 2000 to 2009, he worked as the President and Chief Information Officer of Reliance group andwas also the CEO of the cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years. He also handledadditional responsibilities as the Head, Corporate Communications for Reliance Group from 2005 –2006.