Ajai M. Kaul is AB's chief executive officer (CEO) for Asia Pacific ex-Japan. In this capacity, he is responsible for the firm’s regional business strategy and for sales across distribution channels and client types.
In his career at the firm, Ajai has held numerous senior positions. Previously, he was the senior managing director for South-east Asia, where he managed the regional business out of Singapore. He has also led the retail sales team in Asia ex-Japan and in 2007, for a period of approximately one year, managed the Japanese retail business as well.
Before relocating from India to Singapore in 2000, he was CEO and country manager at Alliance Capital Asset Management in India, responsible for building the firm’s retail and institutional asset-management businesses in the country. He joined AB in 1994 from the Bankers Trust Company, where he was employed for 10 years and last served as a fixed-income product specialist, selling to and servicing institutional clients in the US.
Ajai received a BA in marketing and an MBA in finance with a minor in International Business from New York University. He also received a BComm from Delhi University in India. He is a CFA charterholder.