| Mr. Deepak
Mr Deepak Asher is a graduate in Commerce and Law, and thereafter took up Chartered Accountancy and Cost Accountancy as professional qualifications. He is presently a Fellow Chartered Accountant and an Associate Cost Accountant.
He has been associated, in different capacities, with the Inox Group of Companies, a US $ 3 billion business group, for more than the past 30 years now. He is designated as Director and Group Head (Corporate Finance) for the Inox Group, sits on the Board of most of the Group Companies, and advises the Group on corporate finance, growth, diversification and other strategic initiatives.
Mr Asher pioneered the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project Development of Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited. GFL's CDM Project was the first in the world to seek registration under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change. The Project has been amongst the largest in the world, having reduced more than 55 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, contributing significantly to the environment, as well as earning the company valuable carbon credits.
Besides, Mr Asher has set up the Inox Group's entertainment business. Operated under the Inox brand of multiplexes, this is amongst India's largest, fastest growing, most premium and profitable multiplex brand. Apart from driving organic growth, Mr Asher also spearheaded several acquisitions in the multiplex space.
Mr Asher also helped formulating the Inox Group's growth and diversification strategy in the renewable energy space, and helped develop an implementation plan to set up a significant renewable energy business.
Mr Asher has been a member of the Entertainment Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the founder President of the Multiplex Association of India. Mr Asher has been elected to this post continuously since the past 17 years.
Mr Asher has been awarded the "Newsmaker of the Year Award" and the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his contribution to the Indian cinema exhibition industry. He has been recognized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for enhancing the brand image of the Institute. He has also appeared in a global compilation of "Who's Who in the World" for his professional accomplishments.