Mr. Maheshwari is a Partner in the Ares SSG Group. Additionally, Mr. Maheshwari serves on the Ares SSG Investment Committee and is a Director of Ares SSG Singapore. Mr. Maheshwari focuses primarily on origination and evaluation of investment opportunities in India and other regions throughout Asia. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Maheshwari was the co-founder of SSG Capital Management in 2009 and was extensively involved in deal sourcing, analysis and investing in Asia and business development for SSG in India. Previously, Mr. Maheshwari was a Senior Vice President in the Asia Special Situations Group at Lehman Brothers, where he was responsible for making principal investments in India. He oversaw the efforts to build the India business and initiated pan-Asian ventures in mining and power assets with a focus on Indonesia. Mr. Maheshwari began his career in 1999 at Lehman Brothers as a Credit Analyst on the Asia Credit Research Team, and in 2005 he later moved to Credit Trading. Mr. Maheshwari holds an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India.