TEAM

Prashant Khemka, CFA

Founder

Prashant founded White Oak Capital Management in June 2017. He is the former CIO and lead portfolio manager of GS India Equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) during March 2007 to March 2017, and also for the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Equity during June 2013 to March 2017. As lead PM, he managed all mutual funds and separate accounts under these strategies.

Prashant began his professional investing career in 1998 at SSGA in Boston as senior portfolio officer of Enhanced International equity in the quant group. He joined GSAM in 2000 as a research analyst in US Growth Equity, and by 2004 he rose to become Senior Portfolio Manager and Co-Chair of the Investment Committee. Prashant returned to Mumbai in 2006 to start GSAM India business and served as the CIO and CEO/Co-CEO of their domestic Asset Management Company. In 2013, in addition to India he was also made the CIO and lead PM of GEM equity. He won several accolades as the CIO and Lead PM of GS India Equity. He and his fund won several awards including AAA rating from Citywire and Elite rating from Fund calibre among others.

Prashant has a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University and an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University in the United States, where he received the Matt Wigginton Leadership Award for outstanding performance in Finance. He was awarded the CFA designation in 2001 and is a fellow of the Ananta Aspen Centre, India.

Aashish P. Somaiyaa

Chief Executive Officer

Aashish holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science from Pune University and a Masters in Management Studies in Finance from NMIMS, Mumbai University. He passed out of MMS Finance at NMIMS in the year 2000.

Aashish is responsible for strategizing, growing and managing the operations at White Oak Capital, a highly differentiated equity boutique managing offshore funds investing into India as well as domestic AIF and PMS strategies totaling over 2bn USD. White Oak Capital is founded by Prashant Khemka, former CIO at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for their India Equity and Global Emerging Markets strategies.

Prior to joining WhiteOak Capital, Aashish served for nearly 8 years as Managing Director and CEO of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company, one of the highly regarded and differentiated boutique equity managers in India backed by excellent performance track record and well documented investing philosophy. Starting with about ₹1,300 crs ($150 mn) in 2013, Motilal Oswal AMC grew to >₹42,000 crs ($5.6 bn) of equity assets across portfolio management services, alternative investment funds, offshore funds and domestic Mutual Funds. Motilal Oswal was awarded Brand of the Year at the CNBC India Business Leadership Awards in 2018.

Aashish has over 20 years’ experience in business strategy and management, process driven sales and distribution, product development and marketing of investment offerings. He has been engaged with India’s private sector asset management industry for pretty much its entire growth trajectory post 1998.

Prior to Motilal Oswal AMC, Aashish was heading sales and distribution of ICICI Prudential AMC for their MF, PMS and Real Estate offerings through multiple distribution channels across India and Middle East. He has led new product development, product management, communication and distribution channel delivery over a number of years.

Investment Professionals

    Ramesh Mantri

    Senior Investment Analyst

      Parag Jariwala, CFA

      Senior Investment Analyst

        Rishi Maheshwari

        Senior Investment Analyst

          Rohit Chordia

          Senior Investment Analyst

            Ayush Abhijeet

            Investment Associate

              Sagar Arya

              Investment Associate

                Trupti Agrawal

                Investment Associate

                  Chaitanya Kapur

                  Trading Associate

                    Akshay Jogani

                    Investment Associate

                      Aman Kapadia

                      Management Trainee

                      Business and Operations Team

                        Saurabh Shah

                        Chief Financial Officer

                          Ajith Punnakkal

                          Head - Operations

                            Sandeep Saraf

                            Head - Compliance

                              Avinash Sonker

                              Head - Information Technology

                                Bibek Sengupta

                                Director - Sales

                                  Pankit Shah

                                  Director - Business Development