Mr. Goel is a Partner in Ares Asia, where he focuses on credit. Additionally, Mr. Goel is a member of the Ares Asia Special Situation, Secured Lending and Direct Lending (Australia) Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Goel worked as a Managing Director of the SSG Group since 2009 and was instrumental in growing the firm's India business, including identifying opportunities and structuring investments and asset management. He has deep experience in the structuring of private credit transactions, special situation investments and has led SSG's private lending strategy in the region since its inception. Mr. Goel began his career in 2002 at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo and later worked in the bank's Hong Kong office, where he focused on principal positions related to structured credit and stressed convertible bonds. Mr. Goel holds a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management. Mr. Goel is a CFA® charterholder.