| Promoter & MD
ASHOK KUMAR is a Chartered Accountant with a Degree in Law. During the course of close to two decades of experience in the Indian capital market he has advised corporates on strategy, capital and deal structuring, business decision-making and corporate governance related issues.
Ashok Kumar leverages his multi-faceted Capital Market and Consulting skills to oversee Strategy and Business Development at LKW and the Vertical Heads report to and work closely with him. With a hands on style of Management, he is a Key Motivator and Mentor to team members at LKW. His valuable inputs are sought across domains and particularly, LKW’s key Capital Market Positioning service.
His opinions on various Asset Classes including the Indian Capital Market, Real Estate, Gold and the economic scenario have been solicited and published by leading international and Indian publications like THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, THE ASIAN WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE TIMES OF INDIA, HINDUSTAN TIMES, BUSINESS STANDARD etc. An American company named INTERNET SECURITIES has hosted his views on business and stock-market related issues on commercial websites across U.S.A, Europe and South-East Asia. Prominent newswires, portals and websites like DOWJONES NEWSWIRES, FORBES.COM, ICICI’s ICICIDIRECT.COM, SSKI’s SHAREKHAN.COM, CNBC-TV 18’s MONEYCONTROL.COM and UTV’s UTVI.COM have solicited and hosted his expert views on the capital market. Besides this, Ashok Kumar has often been featured as a Market Expert on CNBC, NDTV PROFIT, UTVi BUSINESS and ZEE BUSINESS. He has also been associated with business and investment related programmes on international television channels like CNN and CNBC ASIA.
Ashok Kumar is a Visiting Faculty at prestigious Management Institutions in and outside Mumbai and also conducts professional & corporate finance & investment related training programmes.
He has been on the elite panel of economic and market experts on TIMES NOW-REUTERS Television Channel opining on the Union Budget Announcements LIVE and has been a key speaker at CNBC’s INVESTOR CAMP and the exclusive MASTER CLASS series, and has also compiled, edited and presented a WORLD BANK-CRISIL-ICICI sponsored book on “EXTERNAL DEBT MANAGEMENT – Role of Financial Intermediaries” .
Ashok Kumar is rated amongst the best in the business on the IPO analysis front in India and referred to as ‘theIPOguru’ on Indian television. His views on capital market related are now available on www.theIPOguru.com , India’s premier IPO Analysis dedicated portal.
The journey of LOTUS KNOWLWEALTH (originally Lotus Consultancy Services) commenced in 1991 with our founder Promoter, Ashok Kumar choosing the path of entrepreneurship over the more conventional well paying MNC job that his qualifications could have facilitated.
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