Peter Patrick ASHE
- Born: 17 Apr 1984, Bangkok, Thailand
- Christened: 19 Aug 1984, St. John's Church, Busbridge, Godalming, Surrey, UK
- Marriage: Palna PATEL on 19 Oct 2014 in London, England
Peter was born at 19.23 (local time) on 17 April 1984, son of Robert Patrick Ashe, MBE, and Var Hong, in Bangkok, Thailand, where his father, Robert Ashe, was working at the time. At his birth, Peter had two older half-sisters, Somaly and Panita, daughters of Var Hong and Virak Phong Lach. Somaly's and Panita's father died during the Khmer Rouge years of 1975 - 1979.
Peter's mother, Var Hong, came from Cambodia and settled in England in 1979. She married Peter's father, Robert Ashe, in 1982.
Soon after his birth, Peter moved from Thailand to Geneva, Switzerland, where his father worked for Food for the Hungry International. At the age of two, Peter moved with his parents to Khartoum in the Sudan, where he stayed for two years. At the age of four, he moved to Es Showak, a small village in Eastern Sudan, where his father was the Head of the UNHCR Sub-Office.
Peter started school in England at the age of five, but after one term in school moved to Geneva, where his father had been transferred in late 1989, and attended the Geneva English School in Genthod. When he was seven, Peter started boarding school at Aldro, near Godalming, and stayed there for four years.
Peter's parents, Robert and Var, separated in 1991 and were divorced in 1993.
At the age of 11, in 1995, Peter moved with his father to The Hague in the Netherlands, where he attended the British School of the Netherlands for one year. When his father was transferred back to Geneva in 1996, Peter returned to Aldro School to complete his final year there, before joining his father again in Geneva in 1997 to attend the International School of Geneva. His father re-married in February 2002 to Aam Zamila Blair (née Dachlan).
Peter graduated from the Geneva International School in June 2002, and started at Exeter University in Sept. 2002 studying Economics and Finance. He broadened his university experience by spending the third year at a bank, JP Morgan, in Geneva.
Graduating with an Honours Degree in June 2006, he joined Barclays Investment Group in September 2006.
Noted events in his life were:
• Began 4 year course in Economics and Finance, Sep 2002, Exeter University.
• One year work experience with JP Morgan, 2004-2005, Geneva, Switzerland.
Peter married Palna PATEL, daughter of Vinil PATEL and Rita, on 19 Oct 2014 in London, England.