Boom Country? The New Wave of Indian Enterprise


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Boom Country

Evening Discussion
Drinks Reception 6:00pm
Presentation and Discussion 
Close 8:00pm

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In Boom Country? The New Wave of Indian Enterprise, Alan Rosling asserts that something new and exciting is developing in early-stage business in India that will help transform the economy. Based on interviews with more than 100 of India’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders, the author’s deep involvement with Indian business over many years have enabled him to weave many inspiring stories into a critical yet profoundly optimistic analysis of business in India. Join the discussion with Rosling and a group of young entrepreneurs from India moderated by Victor Mallet of the Financial Times.  

Akanksha Hazari

Akanksha Hazari is founder and CEO of m.Paani, which connects brands directly to mass-market consumers and unorganized retail with India’s first and only data, loyalty, and marketing platform. The proprietary data enables the company to deliver intelligence to its partners. She is the winner of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Economic Empowerment Award 2016 and Google India Rising Star Award 2014, among others. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Cambridge.

Pranay Jivrajka

Pranay Jivrajka is Ola’s founding partner, its first employee and part of the core team since inception. He set up and successfully led operations for the organization in Greenfield, as well as fiercely competitive markets, expanding Ola's services to over a 100 urban, rural and emerging cities across India. Mr. Jivrajka He was previously with Illumine Knowledge Labs and had a brief stint as an entrepreneur with dot JPEG, a strategic branding, and design firm.

Karthik Reddy

Karthik Reddy is co-founder and managing partner of Blume Ventures, one of India's leading early stage venture funds. At Blume, he has led the majority of the investments and advises and serves on the boards of some of the investments. Mr. Reddy's stints at American Express, Reuters Instinet, and Bennett Coleman have given him experience in the U.S. and India in Financial Markets, Technology, and Media. He is an alumnus of IIT (Roorkee), IIM (Bangalore) and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Alan Rosling

Alan Rosling is an entrepreneur and strategic advisor with a deep engagement with India over the past 35 years. He co-founded Kiran Energy after leaving the Tata Group, where he was the first non-Indian Executive Director of Tata Sons, charged with the internationalization of the group. He served for three years as Special Advisor to the British prime minister in the Policy Unit and was awarded a CBE in 2014. Mr. Rosling was educated at the University of Cambridge and Harvard Business School.

Victor Mallet

Victor Mallet is currently Asia news editor for the Financial Times and was bureau chief in South Asia, based in New Delhi, from 2012 to 2016. He twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia’s award for opinion writing. In India, he was twice awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism as a foreign correspondent. He is the author of The Trouble with Tigers and River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India's Future, which has just been published. He is a graduate of Oxford University (Moderator)


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Tue 21 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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