Importance of Mentors in Your Journey

Ashish Shastry

Private Equity Partner

June 24, 2020

Listen in as we chat with Ashish Shastry, Co-Head of Private Equity for KKR Asia Pacific & Southeast Asia as he describes his journey growing up in Bombay and Indonesia and then traveling to various parts of the world for school and work. He describes the influence his parents had on his decisions and the importance that mentors will have on your journey and career. Being of Indian descent, Ashish shares with us some stories of trying to blend in on Wall Street in the early 90s. Currently situated in Singapore, he discusses the influence of Western culture and business on his current dealings in Asia, and the differences that need to be recognized and respected.

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