Ashish Chauhan is a man of many talents. In his 22-year career, he has been the CIO of Reliance Industries, run the same company's corporate communications department, started his own entrepreneurial venture, and even managed an Indian Premier League team. Today, he is the CEO of BSE, one of the largest exchanges in the world. Chauhan's motto in life is to be humble and nimble. It's a philosophy that's served him well. It also helps that he reads 35 magazines a week and 18 newspapers a day. Now, as the CEO of Asia's oldest stock exchange, Chauhan is faced with the task of reviving the bourse.
CIO: You also love books. What are you reading at present?
Ashish Chauhan:Currently, I am reading a very fascinating book called Bad Ideas by Robert Winston. It's an arresting history of our inventions. It gives a broad education in the history of science and discovery.