As Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ashraf is responsible for the strategic direction and day to day running of Gilded. He has over 20 years of executive experience as Founder, Managing Partner and Global Business Head. Prior to founding Gilded, Ashraf was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SummerHaven Investment Management, a commodities management firm overseeing nearly $2 billion in assets for retail and institutional clients including endowments, foundations, and family offices. For over 13 years, Ashraf was a senior leader at UBS holding a variety of roles in New York and London including Global Head of Commodities Trading, Global Head of Metals, Global Head of Emerging Markets FX and Global Head of Credit Repo. Previously, he was Head of FX Options Trading in New York for Credit Suisse. And prior to this, he was a Senior Trader at Susquehanna Investment Group. Ashraf earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School. He also served for more than 15 years on the Undergraduate Board and the Europe, Middle East and Africa Board at The Wharton School.