Ashok Parameswaran is the founder of the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, bringing over twenty years of experience relating to emerging markets. The Alliance, founded in 2010, works to enable institutional emerging market investors to support good governance, promote sustainable development, and improve investment performance in the governments and companies in which they invest.

Based in New York City, Ashok was Vice President for emerging markets sovereign analysis at AIG Investments, overseeing $7 billion in emerging market credit exposure. Previously, he was Vice President at Invesco overseeing $250 million of emerging market credit exposure. Ashok was part of an Invesco team that performed in the top one third of Bloomberg listed emerging market peers for four out of five years.

Parameswaran also has significant experience in international economics and development. At the US Treasury Department, he served as Treasury’s Coordinator for Afghan Reconstruction and advised the US Treasury Secretaries Paul O’Neill and John Snow on economic policy towards South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. Parameswaran also helped to initiate the India Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), collaborating with CSIS Executive Vice President Doug Johnston, the late US Ambassador to India William Clark, and the late Congressman Stephen Solarz, former Chair of the House Subcommittee on Asia and Pacific Affairs.

Parameswaran has served on the Board of United Prosperity and on the Junior Board of Seeds of Peace. He holds Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.