Ash Sawhney is responsible for the business development and delivery of enterprise solutions to carriers and distribution partners. Ash joined EBIX in 2012 through the acquisition of PlanetSoft where he was one of the founding partners, growing the company from inception to a successful sale. At PlanetSoft Ash led a team that developed award winning enterprise software solutions for the insurance industry. With over 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, Ash has worked with several leading carrier partners to help them streamline their core operations using state of the art transformational technology solutions. The list includes companies like MetLife, MassMutual, Manulife, Swiss Re, IFBI, Sun Life, and a range of other top tier carriers in North America. Prior to EBIX and PlanetSoft, Ash was Vice President of International Strategy at State Street Corporation, one of the world's largest institutional asset management and service firms. Ash was responsible for developing growth strategies for State Street's institutional investment products in the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Ash also served on the mergers and acquisitions committee representing the international markets. Prior to State Street, Ash was Manager of Strategic Ventures at Sun Life Financial, responsible for finding partnership and acquisition opportunities. Ash also worked in several other departments within Sun Life, including finance, marketing, and operations. Ash has a Bachelors degree in Economics from DAV College Chandigarh, India, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Babson College, in Wellesley MA.