Aashish Kalra

Aashish Kalra Chairman

Chairman, Cambridge Technology Enterprises

Aashish is CTE’s Chairman, prior to joining CTE’s management team he was the co-founder and Director of India Infrastructure and Urban Development Company (IIUDC).

Aashish Kalra(also known as Ashish Kalra) is a business professional and a pioneering equity investor in Technology, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Energy, Logistics and Hospitality . Prior to IIUDC, he was the founder and managing director of Trikona Capital, where he deployed US $1 Billion in Indian infrastructure development and created value of approximately US $10 Billion.

He is a socially conscious investor and often lent support to new companies with finance, strategic recruitment, planning and partnerships, whilst also serving on their board of directors. Aashish has been often quoted in international media and was featured in the "Young Turks" program on CNBC. He is a frequent international speaker and has participated in industry events in America, Europe, India, China and the Middle East.

In 2008, he was named one of the "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business”. Aashish Kalra was also one of the co-founders of Cambridge/Samsung Partners, one of the earliest independent venture capital firm in Boston in 1996 in partnership with Samsung of Korea with a vision to provide funding and assistance for seed and early stage IT companies. He was also a co-founder of Cambridge Samsung Resources, a leading Systems Integrator. He also concluded successful partnerships and joint ventures with Hewlett-Packard, Marubeni, NEC and other global 1000 companies.

Mr. Kalra attended The Doon School at Dehradun in India. He also holds a Master's degree in International Finance from Brandeis University, Waltham, USA, and graduated from St. Stephens College, Delhi with a Bachelor's degree in Economics (Honors). He did his thesis on the Japanese Financial System at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

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