Mr. Ashok Barat was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes & Company Limited, a BSE listed company (established in 1767), till June 2016. During his long and distinguished career, he has held leadership positions in various Indian and multinational organizations, both in India and overseas, namely Hindustan Lever Limited, RPG Group, Pepsi, Electrolux, Telstra and Kraft-Heinz.
Mr. Barat is a member of the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM. He has been a Trustee of the Mumbai Port Trust for some years and a past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In addition, he is a Certified Mediator empaneled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India