Ascent, a Singapore-headquartered SaaS, AI, and ML-driven company, has announced the appointment of Reza Asgari as Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Business Technology for the US market.
In his new role as CEO, Reza will be leading Ascent’s US business and will work closely with Company’s Founder and President Kundan Shekhawat in the expansion of the US market and achieving its next level growth. Apart from the US market, Reza will also be involved in various business aspects of Ascent at the global level.
Prior to joining Ascent Reza Asgari has spent the first half of his career in CIO positions managing technology for various banks and brokerage firms building trading floors and complex trading applications. In the second half of his career, Reza has held Partner positions in Unisys and other large organizations such as Coopers & Lybrand, PwC, and most recently as a Partner at IBM with practices in Financial Risk Management and Payment Cyber Security. Reza has a BS in Accounting, MBA in Corporate Finance and his PhD course work is in Information Technology and minor in Finance.
Welcoming Reza, Kundan Shekhawat, Founder and President of Ascent Business Technology, said, “I´m very pleased to announce the appointment of Reza Asgari to our growing team in the US. Reza comes with a wealth of experience in Finance and Technology in the Financial Services industry in the US and the Emerging Markets. I am convinced he will bring what is needed to develop and expand Ascent Business to achieve the next level of growth not just in the US market but also globally.”
Speaking on his appointment, Reza Asgari, CEO, Ascent Business Technology – US, “I am incredibly elated by this opportunity and look forward to working with a fast-growing and ambitious firm such as Ascent to build an innovative competitive edge with a client-centric approach in the US region, as well as globally.”
Ascent Business is expanding its global footprints and recently started its operations in Toronto to cater to the growing demand of the fintech industry in Canada. With a deep understanding of the global economy and markets, Ascent ensures that its clients stay ahead of the seismic changes brought by the rapid development of cutting-edge fintech. The company enables this through a host of different innovations, leveraging its considerable expertise in the worlds of machine learning and AI. Ascent serves clients throughout North America, Asia, and the Middle East, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Kotak Bank, ICICI Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Bank Dhofar, Doha Bank, Burgan Bank, Emirates Global Aluminium, and HCL.