Gokul is responsible for London Stock Exchange’s listings business across produce classes in the Middle East, Africa and India. He joined LSEG in 2017 having spent the prior 16 years across investment banking and capital markets. He was at Bank of America Merrill Lunch from 2001 to 2016 and at Awad Capital Ltd from 2016 to 2017. He has led equity capital market issuances in excess of $40bn and has advised on several global M&A and debt capital market transactions.
At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Gokul worked in London from 2001 to 2010 with the Corporate Finance / M&A, Equity Syndicate and Equity Capital Markets organisation functions. As a Director in Dubai, with the MENA Investment Banking group from 2011 to 2016, Gokul led Capital Markets and M&A coverage across the real estate, leisure, hospitality, consumer, retail, healthcare, travel services and logistics sectors. He led the IPOs for Emaar Malls ($1.6bn) and Gulf Marine Services ($320m) amongst other debt capital markets and M&A transactions and over 20 IPOs and equity issuances (across LSE, NYSE, Nasdaq, Euronext & Milan) over his years in London.
At Awad Capital Ltd, Gokul was a Partner & Manging Director and led capital markets and corporate finance advisory across the MENA region for the firm.
Gokul holds an Advanced Management Program (AMP) degree from Harvard Business School, an investment Banking Institute diploma from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).