Ashwin Roy is the Director of Private Equity at the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), the primary sovereign wealth fund of the Sultanate of Oman. He took up this position in August 2013 and is responsible for overseeing SGRF’s entire private equity program, covering infrastructure, core private equity as well as early stage venture capital.
Ashwin has been an investor in developing countries for some 15 years and has developed a keen interest into the political economy of development and its interaction with investment flows. After spending 4 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London, Ashwin’s investment career started in 2000 with Societe Generale Asset Management, where he was part of a team in London and Paris covering listed and private equity in emerging markets. In 2001, Ashwin joined CVCI, Citigroup’s global emerging markets private equity platform, covering primarily Central and Eastern Europe, in addition to Middle East and Africa, from CVCI’s London hub. Ashwin became a partner at CVCI in 2008 and co-led the team’s efforts in Central and Eastern Europe. He left CVCI in 2013 to take up his current position with SGRF.
Ashwin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds a first class MA in Economics from King’s College, University of Cambridge. He was born and lived in Mauritius until his university days and maintains strong connections with the country. He is a keen sailor and has a passion for football / soccer. In addition to HealthRight, Ashwin does regular voluntary work notably for Cancer Research UK, Brain Tumour Trust and SOS Femmes, a Mauritian NGO focused on the issue of abused women.