Mr. Parekh is a Vice President in Ares Asia, where he focuses on credit. Prior to joining Ares in 2022, Mr. Parekh was an Associate at SSG Group, where he was responsible for identifying, assessing and executing investment opportunities in India. Previously, Mr. Parekh was an Investment Associate at Edelweiss Special Opportunities Fund and at Xander Finance and an Investment Manager with HDFC Property Fund, where he focused on private credit transactions across multiple sectors. Mr. Parekh holds an M.B.A. from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.