Born in 1948, Ashok Ji did his BS.c in Economics & Statistics from Bristol University in England. Later business studies from USA Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He joined the Chowgule group of companies in Goa, with responsibilities for finance and admin-istration. In 1977 Chowgule Group promoted Narmada Cement Company Limited, country’s first one million ton capacity cement plan. Presently he is an Executive Director of Chowgule & Company Limited, the parent organization of Chowgule Group. The group has interest in mineral processing, shipping, ship-building, Salt, Breweries, Industrial explosive, Industrial Oxygen, Fisheries etc Shri Chowgule is in charge of ship building activity of the group. Since 1991, Shri Ashok Chowgule is actively as-sociated with the Vishva Hindu Parishad and he is presently Trustee and Working president of VHP.Shri Chowgule also assist RSS to protect the socio –political issues of Hindutva.