Mr Chelat joined Vontobel Asset Management Inc. in July 2007 as a senior research analyst and was promoted to deputy portfolio manager on the firm’s Global Equity strategy in June 2016. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, Mr Chelat maintains his research responsibilities focussing on the consumer discretionary, consumer staples and information technology sectors. Prior to joining Vontobel, from 2004 to 2007, he was head of consumer and media research at Macquarie Hong Kong, and an analyst at Macquarie Australia from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst at Optus from 1999 to 2000. He received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from Macquarie University. In addition, Mr Chelat is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia as a qualified chartered accountant. Ramiz Chelat is a CFA® charterholder.