Mr. Ashwani Awasthi is the Chief Operating Officer - RICS School of Built Environment. He has over 21 years experience in infrastructure and project management, facility management, strategic planning, and organisational and human resource management across varied industries.
Prior to joining RICS, Ashwani was chief administrative officer with Pramerica BHI Advisors, a US-based real estate advisory and investment management company.
Previously Ashwani also worked as a chief operating officer with Helix Financial India (now Black Rock Solutions) where he was responsible for overall strategy of the offshore operations, implementation, compliance and administrative matters of the company. Ashwani was the first employee hired by Helix Financial to help setup its operations in India and worked to establish it as one of the leading professional services firm in the real estate and capital markets arena. Previously Ashwani also worked as a senior manager with Convergys India Services and Jones Lang LaSalle where he was responsible for setting up and managing large corporate infrastructures. There his main responsibilities included site identification, project management and facilities management.
Ashwani is a start-up specialist and has helped organisations such as Convergys India Services, Jones Lang LaSalle and BlackRock Solutions India to grow from a start-up organisation to large profitable ventures.