Mr. Bajpai is a Partner in Ares Asia, where he leads the ongoing asset management of all the positions within the fund portfolios. Additionally, Mr. Bajpai is a member of the Ares Asia Special Situation, Secured Lending and Direct Lending (Australia) Investment Committees and a Director of Ares Asia Mauritius. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Bajpai worked as the Managing Director, Head of Asset Management for SSG Group since 2016. Previously, Mr. Bajpai had a fifteen years' career with Bank of America joining them in 2000, leaving them to join Raiffeisen Bank (RZB) in Singapore as Head of Credit and Investments and Deputy Head of Global Markets in 2008 before rejoining Bank of America in 2009, where he undertook various senior level assignments within credit, execution, special assets groups, trading and risk based in Hong Kong and Singapore. In addition, Mr. Bajpai was the Managing Director, Global Markets Risk Executive (Asia) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Hong Kong), where his responsibilities included overseeing and risk management of business lines covering, Global Loans and Special Situations, Capital Markets, Issuer risk, Counterparty risk, Private Equity and Real Estate Platform. He also acted as the Chair of the New Products Approval Committees for various lines of businesses and represented the bank in various industry committees and forums. Mr. Bajpai began his career as an Assistant Vice President in 1994 at the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI), where he was primarily engaged in project and corporate finance for Indian corporates. Mr. Bajpai holds a B.Eng., with honors, in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (India) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur (India).