Covid-19 pandemic offers a bigger opportunity for India than the 1991 reforms

2020-05-29T15:22:06+00:00May 29th, 2020|Interview, Interviews - India Global Business|

Nilesh Shah is the CEO of Kotak AMC and one of India’s most respected and sought after investment gurus. He also advises the Prime Minister and the government on economic and related matters. In this exclusive interview he discusses investment strategies and what is required to put India back on the high growth trajectory in the post-Covid world.

India-UK e-bike tie-up a medicine in times of crisis

2020-05-22T14:57:58+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Interview, Interviews - India Global Business|

Interview Pankaj M. Munjal is the Chairman and Managing Director of India’s Hero Motors Company (HMC) Group, which includes Hero Cycles. In this interview, he explains how the cycle major’s Manchester design hub could propel India-UK collaborations further against the backdrop of the UK’s new Cycle to Work Covid-19 post-lockdown mission. How does the UK’s Cycle to Work scheme resonate with India? We must compliment the UK government on the announcement of setting aside funds for cycling and walking. They [...]

India is a world leader in producing vaccines

2020-05-21T16:14:45+00:00May 21st, 2020|Interview, Interviews - India Global Business|

Interview S.S. Vasan is the Honorary Professor of Health Sciences at the University of York and Dangerous Pathogens Team Leader for Australia’s science agency CSIRO. In this interview, he talks as a Global Indian Overseas Citizen leading the preclinical response to COVID-19 through the world’s first multi-vaccine animal efficacy studies, authoritative analyses on how SARS-CoV-2 is mutating, and what these mean for India in the context of pharmaceutical discovery, manufacturing and health policy. What is the significance of your world’s [...]

E-Gram can help facilitate data-driven investments at local levels

2020-05-21T09:29:51+00:00May 20th, 2020|Interview, Interviews - India Global Business|

Interview Rasha Omar, country director of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), India discusses how E-Gram, a digital initiative launched by PM Modi, will strengthen the governance and credibility of local government institutions. How do you see India's E-Gram portal, the initiative to connect its village-level governance, playing out for the economy? Since 1993, when the 73rd Constitutional Amendment devolved political and economic power to local bodies, gram panchayats have increasingly acted as instruments for local social and economic development [...]

India will still be the fastest growing major economy in the world

2020-05-20T05:21:44+00:00May 19th, 2020|Interview, Interviews - India Global Business|

Interview Neeraj Sahai, President of Dun & Bradstreet, insists that India’s strong technology ecosystem can support innovations and the development of new value propositions. What are some tips to help companies navigate the uncertainties caused by the pandemic? When there’s economic uncertainty, there are a few things companies can do right now to make sure they are positioned to respond quickly and make decisions based on facts. Having full oversight of business relationships to assess potential impact on operations is [...]