Ashok Malhotra

Ashok Malhotra is the Managing Director of Habasit South Asia Region since 2014.

He has over 34 years of corporate experience across Technology, Office Automation, Information Technology, Industrial and Life Science Instrumentation sectors. He has developed a deep understanding of the Indian business environment; successfully built several profitable businesses in both MNCs as well as Indian companies including start-ups with strong focus on cohesive high performance team building; create enabling environment & stakeholder management, managing strategic challenges and excellence in execution.

Ashok worked with Ascom, where he successfully introduced new technologies in India. He established the 2nd largest market shares for Ascom electronic machines in less than 3 years. Prior to Ascom, Ashok was a part of the Bradma of India team where he set up the sales operations and build a highly profitable operation for Pitney Bowes products in South Asia.

Ashok joined Mettler-Toledo in November 2000 when they started their 100% subsidiary in India. There, he was responsible for setting up the operations from scratch, leading and successfully driving profitable Mettler business for all their divisions. He also helped in setting up Mettler Global Shared Services Centre in India.

He has been on the boards of successful Indian organizations. Ashok joined the board of these companies with the goal of providing strategic inputs to the current management teams for faster profitable growth, creating strategic business plans and support in talent acquisition, managing governance and regulatory compliance, assist in raising capital, improving and establishing business processes and guide the team through the implementation plan and support in the business development by bringing these opportunities to relevant distribution partners where he has strong relationships.

Ashok had his Bachelor of Production Engineering in PEC-Chandigarh, Masters in Business Administration from FMS-Delhi University.

Ashok has attended several executive education modules at Harvard Business School, ISB, Kellogg Business school & INSEAD.