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Executive Vice Chairman & MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank
“With crude prices and the commodities at an all time low, it is just the right time for macro focused companies in India.”
“It is very difficult to be an entrepreneur, but it is more difficult to be an entrepreneur at scale. keeping India open and you can see the optimism in the way the economy is going, it is remarkable; to be an entrepreneur at scale is a skill that hopefully I can find as I take over Uber and look to scale and take it forward.”
Chairman Bharti Enterprises
“There’s an air of optimism all around due to a convergence of several global phenomenon. The current government has demonstrated immense commitment and dedication which will go a long way in helping India progress as this was the only part which was missing, the rest of potential was already present in the country.”
Chief Evangelist, Canva, Brand Ambassador Mercedes Benz and Former Chief Evangelist, Apple
“Every technological shift – whether it’s Gutenberg’s printing press or Paul Barinerd’s Aldus desktop publishing – heralded an ‘end of the world is nigh’ for jobs. Computers, themselves”
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Executive Chairperson, Biocon
“The pandemic could increase global poverty by as much as half a billion people, according to the UN. Thus, Poverty alleviation programs have to become an imperative the world over”
Co-Chairman Hinduja Group
“The economic stimulus packages should be focused towards big businessmen or leaders as they could not only take care of their large workforce, but also add new jobs”
Former Vice President, United States of America
“I think that as we go forward, over the course of the next several months and years, it makes good sense to be concerned about globalization and wanting to be able to continue to enjoy the benefits that we all derive from the world economy.”
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Visionary & Founder of Isha Foundation
“It is important business leaders understand that they need to think beyond quarterly balance sheets and see what it is that they are creating. What is their legacy for tomorrow?”
“We have to understand that the only way we can solve the problem of poverty is through the creations of jobs by entrepreneurs and industrialists, both Indian and foreign.“
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime minister of india
“India should no longer be bracketed with the least developed. We can do this. Swami vivekananda had said,‘arise, awake, do not stop untilthe goal has been attained.’ This should inspire us all to achieve the vision of a new age india. Together, we can!“
Board Director of SoftBank Group and CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisers
“Our portfolio companies are safe in terms of capital and we have enough runway for the next few years.”
Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
“Key features observed in CEOs is display of love, empathy and social consequence as they are key leadership drivers, as we in a crisis that bears an emotional scar and is taking a toll on our people.”
Glenn D Fogel
President & CEO, Booking Holdings
“Since multiple lockdowns worldwide, people started to seek accommodations nearby for a change of environment, hence the trend of alternate accommodations has increased by 40% since last year.”
Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric
“Electrification can build a green future, when it comes to solar, macro greens, net zero buildings or even electric vehicles. Therefore combining electric and digital together are the best for smarter living.”
Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley
“Leadership today requires people who can change and drive cultures rather than being rewarded as part of the ‘producer’ culture.”
Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group
“I don’t think the shoe has dropped, I think you will see the real challenges over the next 12-18 months.”
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered PLC
“I’m concerned but also impressed by the resilience of Indians. I’m impressed by the low mortality rate.”
Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix
“I think inclusion is great business. You basically want it to look like that people who are making the content are also watching the content.”
Co-founder, CEO, Airbnb
“Our team had an idea, they said what if we took a percentage of our recruiting team and basically turn them into a job placement firm for those were laid off.”
Founder & CEO Thrive Global
“We have an opportunity to reimagine and build a new reality, where everyone is more inclusive and tackling big crisis environmentally, socially or economically.”
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs
Renowned Economics Professor, Bestselling Author, Innovative Educator
“In my opinion, Donald Trump is the worst President in American history. He politicised wearing face masks, and made it seem as if it was an infringement of freedom.”
Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“India’s willingness to play a big role in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine & allow it to supply to other developing countries will be a critical part in containing the pandemic globally.“
Global Business Summit (GBS)
Since its inception, GBS’s success is chronicled as curating a gathering of the world’s most influential visionaries, heads of states, technocrats, academicians, economists, corporate heads, and entrepreneurs, cohesively driving a singular agenda for “Scripting Economic Change” for the world as a whole.
Sustainable Development Growth (SDG)
Witness and engage with the largest global gathering of influential changemakers, individuals, members of the civil society and organizations who have championed and lent their voice to the cause of attaining the SDGs in a timely manner and on the path towards ESGs and Net Zero Emissions.
Asian Business Leaders conclave (ABLC)
A convergence of governments, visionaries, technocrats and business leaders from across Asia to accelerate the cause of greater economic integration between countries in the region, to address the strengths and strategies in the process of transformations, globalization and the challenges faced.
Stories of Success
Success starts when your work begins speaking for you, the Economic Times Coffee Table Book (CTB) is a collection of the finest and most inspiring stories of leadership and organizational achievements that has led to the making of brands of distinction. A one of a kind, the ET CTB reveals the legacy and narrative behind your journey as an entrepreneur, the hard work and never-give-up attitude.
Peer Group Network
The Economic Times India Leadership Council
ILC is India’s most exclusive peer group initiative that brings together a select group of senior business leaders from across India Inc through a multi-sectoral representation. ILC offers unique opportunities for business expansion through global outreach programs; knowledge sharing and enhancement avenues; mentorship sessions with India’s senior industry prophets; superlative networking sessions, and experiences of a life-time where the participation is only by the crème-de-la-crème of the Indian business fraternity.
ET Edge Insights
In Conversation with Jeetendra Gavankar, MD, Safran HE with Gaurav Mehndiratta, Partner and Head, Aerospace and Defence, KPMG in India
Every time Microsoft buys a videogame maker, it has put their entire games catalogue on Game Pass, giving gamers a fear-of-missing-out (or FOMO) similar to what makes many people continue with their Netflix subscriptions
Analysis of academic research into machine-learning algorithms and stock market forecasting found that AI is currently unfeasible in the real world of financial industry.