Welcome to the 2011 edition of India Business Conference!

“For in Asia and around the world, India is not simply emerging; India has already emerged”, President of United States in his speech to the Indian Parliament a few months ago. At a time when the developed countries went in to depression, India’s GDP growth remained steady at around 8%. Today, India is the third most preferred nation in the world to attract capital inflow and is expected to grow even faster than the Chinese economy in 2012, according to World Bank report. As the new decade begins, India’s growth story will depend on how she rises up to the challenges of her new reality.

7th Annual India Business Conference at Columbia Business School invites you to take part in an honest conversation on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for India in the new decade. We are bringing you business people, financiers, investors, entrepreneurs, scholars, politicians, innovators, and leaders from across the globe – all of whom are intimately involved in India's growth, successes, and challenges. We expect more than 500 business professionals, students, faculty & many others interested in India’s story to attend the conference. We welcome you to the conference to share your own experiences, to network with the speakers and other believers, or just to find out more about the interesting phenomena called India.

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  • Mr. Bhavdeep Singh
    Former CEO, Fortis Healthcare
  • Prof. Bruce Greenwald
    Author of Value Investing: Graham to Buffet & Beyond
  • Mr. Ramdeo Agrawal
    Managing Director, Motilal Oswal
  • Mr. Nilesh Shah
    Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Envision Capital
  • Nitin Bajaj
    Fund Manager- Fidelity India Value Fund and Fidelity India Special Situations Fund
  • Mr. Amitabh Singhi
    MD, Surefin Investments
  • Mr. Roger Leeds
    Chairman Emerging Markets Private Equity
  • Mr. Sridar Iyengar
    Operating partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park, California
  • Mr. Sid Khanna
    Chairman & MD, India Equity Partners, ex-CEO Accenture India
  • Mr. Rahul Raisurana
    Managing Director, Standard Chartered Private Equity
  • Prof. Bruce Kogut
    Professor & Chair, Leadership and Ethics, Management Department, Columbia Business School
  • Mr. Mukul Somany
    Vice Chairman and Managing Director Hindustan National Glass
  • Mr. Sanjay Gupta
    President HealthMedia Digital Health Coaching
  • Mr. Debjit Ghosh
    Managing Director, Huron Consulting
  • Mr. Amit Patel
    Senior Vice President & Head - North America Generics
  • Ms. Valerie Demont
    Partner Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Ms Kalpana Kochar
    Chief Economist-South Asia, World Bank
  • Mr. Rajiv Khanna
    Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Mr. Deven Sharma
    President S&P and Chairman CRISIL
  • Ms. Anjali Bansal
    Managing Partner of Spencer Stuarts Indian
  • Mr. Shami Khorana
    President HCL Technologies (N.A)
  • Mr. Jai R. Shroff
    Global CEO of Group and Non Executive Director, United Phosphorus

Friday, April 1st 2011
Alfred Lerner Hall,
Columbia University
2960 Broadway,
New York, NY 10027