Ashwin has been with QS Quacquarelli Symonds since 2012, initially starting off from the regional base in Singapore. He is responsible for Middle East, North Africa and India operations of QS. He works closely with universities in the region in order to understand their current and future plans and help them optimise their resources. His role is to advise and consult with them on ways to improve their quality, internationalise themselves and create a global brand for their university.
He is also responsible to liaise with governmental and public agencies in these regions to create a strong affiliation with QS, which would help in better understanding the local institutions and helping them promote their country as a whole. In the course of his work, he has met with senior leaders from the region
Ashwin is also on the board of directors of a recent QS venture which is geared towards rating and assessment services in India, paying the way for the government to have confidence in private accreditation agencies. He is currently pursuing his PhD on the topic of branding and academic reputation in university rankings. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing degree along with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Accounting, Auditing & Taxation.
Ashwin has visited universities in over 30 countries, and has a deep understanding of the working of many universities. He has lived in 4 countries and traveled to numerous ones.