Mr. Bajpai is a Partner in Ares Asia, where he leads the asset management for the fund portfolios. He serves as a Director of Ares Management Asia (Mauritius) Ltd. Additionally, Mr. Bajpai is a member of the Ares Asia Special Situation, Secured Lending and Direct Lending (Australia) Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Bajpai was a Managing Director at SSG Group. Previously, Mr. Bajpai was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led complex recoveries and restructurings, many of which involved negotiations, judicial proceedings and arbitrations across multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Bajpai serves on the boards of Bright Step Global, Alpha Capital Partners Group, Petasus Bidco, Siam Power Generation, and Wireless Asset Management as part of his portfolio management activities. He holds a B.E., with honors, in Civil Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.