Keynote Speakers
Mr. Charles Kaye
Co-President Warburg Pincus (Global)
Mr. Deven Sharma
President S&P and Chairman CRISIL
Mr. Bhavdeep Singh
Former CEO, Fortis Healthcare
Mr. Ron Somers
President, US-India Business Council
Prof. Suresh Sundaresan (Moderator)
Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University


Charles Kaye

Mr. Charles Kaye
Co-President Warburg Pincus (Global)

Charles R. Kaye, Co-President, has been with Warburg Pincus since 1986 and was instrumental in the launch and development of Warburg Pincus' Asian operations. Mr. Kaye is a graduate of the University of Texas, a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations; former chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council and chairman of the Asia Society. He also sits on the International Advisory Board of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Directors for the Partnership for New York City.

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Mr. Deven Sharma

Mr. Deven Sharma
President Standard & poor and Chairman CRISL

Mr. Deven Sharma is President of Standard & Poor's, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, and the world's foremost source of financial market intelligence, providing independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. Mr. Sharma joined S&P in 2007 as executive vice president, Investment Service and Global Sales. Prior to joining S&P, Mr. Sharma was executive vice president, Global Strategy at The McGraw-Hill Companies for five years. Deven joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in January 2002 from Booz Allen & Hamilton, a global management consulting company, where he was a partner. Deven holds a bachelor's degree from the Birla Institute of Technology in India, a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctoral degree in Business Management from Ohio State University. Deven has authored several publications on competitive strategy, customer solutions, sales and marketing. He is a Board member of the Asia Society Business Council.

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Mr. Bhavdeep Singh

Mr. Bhavdeep Singh
CEO, Fortis Healthcare

Mr. Bhavdeep Singh has a vast and rich background covering two plus decades of professional experience in the retail and healthcare sectors. While he has been in the United States for most of his career, Bhavdeep spent the last five years in India and has just returned from there two months back. During his professional career in US, Bhavdeep was with a leading retail chain in the United States where he spent 20 years and held various senior leadership positions covering crucial aspects of the business. In his last role, he was the Business Head/President of a $3.5 billion business with 20,000 plus employees. Mr. Singh spent the last five years in India and had the distinction of being the CEO of two of India's most prominent companies covering two different business sectors. Between 2006 and 2008, Bhavdeep was the CEO of Reliance Fresh, a subsidiary of India's largest company, Reliance Industries. While he was there, he and his team led a massive roll out of new stores where they opened 700 plus new stores in less than two years. When he left Reliance in January of 2009, he was responsible for the largest retail business in India with over 900 stores in operation. After leaving Reliance in early 2009, Bhavdeep joined Fortis Healthcare and was the CEO of Fortis for two years. Fortis, the world's fastest growing healthcare provider, is based in New Delhi and today operates 50 plus hospitals with almost 10,000 beds. While at Fortis, Mr. Singh and his team drove a patient centric approach to healthcare driven by an SOP approach aligning the organization and all of its resources on providing best in class health care in India. The organization saw tremendous growth during Mr. Singh's tenure and also saw a very robust increase in revenue and profits. Mr. Singh returned to the United States in early 2011 and is now the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations for Ahold USA, one of the largest retailers in the country.

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Ron Somers

Mr. Ron Somers
President, US-India Business Council

Mr. Ron Somers is president of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), the premier business advocacy organization committed to strengthening U.S.-India commercial ties and deepening two-way trade between these two dynamic economies. Previously, Somers was Unocal Corporation's chief executive in India, developing commercial opportunities in India's emerging energy market. Before that, he was managing director for India on behalf of Cogentrix Energy, tasked with setting up a 1000 MW electric power project in the Indian state of Karnataka. During Somer's residency in India, he served on the board of directors of Hindustan Oil Exploration Company, India's first private sector oil exploration company, as well as on the board of the U.S. Educational Foundation in India, which oversees the country's Fulbright and Humphrey scholarship programs. He is currently on the International Leadership Council of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a professional graduate school preparing students for careers in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. He travels to India frequently. Somers holds an M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English, where he studied at Lincoln College, Oxford University. He graduated with a B.A. (Honors) from Middlebury College in Vermont. Somers and his wife, Rebecca, live in Washington, D.C.

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Suresh Sundaresan

Prof. Suresh Sundaresan
Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University

Professor Sundaresan has published in the areas of Treasury auctions, bidding, default risk, habit formation, term structure of interest rates, asset pricing, pension asset allocation, derivatives, fixed-income securities markets and risk management. His research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, European Economic Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Political Economy. He is an associate editor of Journal of Finance and Review of Derivatives Research. His current research focus is on default risk and how its affects asset pricing and sovereign debt securities. He has consulted for Morgan Stanley Asset Management and Ernst and Young. He has conducted training programs for leading investment banks including, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. He has served on the Treasury Bond Markets Advisory Committee.

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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
    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
  • Mr. Rajiv Khanna
    Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Mr. Deven Sharma
    President S&P and Chairman CRISIL
  • 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