Is This India’s Decade?VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia: Beyond the Headlines
Pre-event reception 5:30PM
Discussion begins at 6:30PM
The world is witnessing a rapid shift in the global economic landscape, and India's positioning offers a unique opportunity for it to emerge as a new powerhouse.
As global manufacturers continue to look beyond China, India is stepping up to seize the moment, particularly in key technologies related to chips and electronics. India’s digital payments stack — considered to be the best in the world, with a billion smartphones and data rates that rank among the lowest in the world — is enabling financial access and inclusion for the masses. This digital and financial inclusion has led to significant advances in consumerism beyond the major cities, promising long-term growth in lower-tier cities and ultimately, across India.
Please join Nivruti Rai, Arvind Subramanian, Dr. Naresh Trehan in a panel discussion moderated by Arvind Sanger on factors that contribute to India's distinctive positioning in technology and manufacturing, and how India is positioning itself to become a leading player in the global arena.
Nivruti Rai is Vice President, Intel Foundry Services, at Intel Corporation and Country Head of Intel India. She heads the Automotive Solutions Group for Intel Foundry Services globally providing design services and custom solutions to foundry customers. She serves as a member of the society board for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), chaired by the Hon. Prime Minister. She has been recently appointed as the Chair of the G20 EMPOWER Working Group on Digital Inclusion, under India’s G20 Presidency. She was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar, on International Women's Day 2022 in recognition of her exceptional contributions towards driving technologies like Artificial Intelligence for India’s advancement. She is one of five global business leaders recognized for fostering economic growth and social change, by the Reykjavík Global Forum in the Leading Edge initiative. She is also a recipient of the Women Who Make India award from Makers India for the year 2021.
Arvind Subramanian is former Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, is Senior Fellow, Brown University’s Watson Institute and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development. As CEA, his Economic Survey was widely read, eliciting 20 million views from over 190 countries. His award-winning book Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance (2011) had printed 130,000 copies world-wide in four languages. He was one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 global thinkers in 2011. He worked at the IMF and the Peterson Institute for International Economics and taught at Harvard University.
Dr. Naresh Trehan is an Indian national, is a world-renowned Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic surgeon. A graduate from King George Medical College, he subsequently trained and practiced at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA (1971 to 1988) where he obtained a Diplomat from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Medanta Group of Hospitals (“Global Health Limited”). He earlier founded the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre where he was the Executive Director from November 1987 to May 2007. He has received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shree, presented by the Government of India. He was the President of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS), Minneapolis, USA 2004-05 and has also received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from three prestigious universities.
Arvind Sanger (moderator) is the founder and managing partner of Geosphere Capital Management, a global long-short equity hedge fund focused on natural resources and industrial companies worldwide. A former portfolio manager at SAC Capital where he managed a team of six investment professionals in New York and Singapore, Arvind’s career also includes 15 years as a top-ranked sell-side oil services and equipment analyst at a number of firms, including Deutsche Bank, DLJ and Kidder Peabody. Arvind graduated with a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and received his MBA from Tulane University. He is a member of the Business School Council at The A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and is a former chairman of Pratham USA.
This program made possible in partnership with Pratham USA.