Ashish Desai

Ashish Desai, MBA

Section Leader
Applied Investment Management


Program: Online MSF

MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
MS in Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
BA in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise: Investment management, corporate finance, data analysis

Ashish Desai is the founder, CEO and portfolio manager of Desai Capital Management (DCM) and has over 17 years of investment management experience. Before founding DCM in 2013, Ashish built a successful decade-plus career in the financial industry. He was an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business, instructing MBA and select undergraduate students in the Applied Investment Management course. He is also a proud CFA Charterholder.

Ashish graduated with an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, a master’s in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.