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Shri Narendra ModiPrime 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!“

Narayana MurthyCo-founder, Infosys

“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.“

Bill Gates 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.“

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.”

Jean-Pascal Tricoire 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.”

Arianna Huffington 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.”

Dara Khushrowshahi CEO, Uber

“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.”

Bill Winters 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.”

Guy Kawsaki 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”

GP Hinduja 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”

Dick Cheney 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.”

Ted Sarandos 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.”

Brian Chesky 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.”

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”

Kevin Sneader 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.”

Carla Harris 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.”

Piyush Gupta 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.”

Uday Kotak 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.”

Sunil Mittal 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.”

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?”

Rajeev Misra 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.”

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Slide India Leadership Council (ILC) 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, where participation is only by the crème-de-la-crème of the Indian business fraternity. View Details Slide 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. View Details Slide 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. View Details Slide Best Brands Acclaim for India’s best brands and its creators. The Economic Times Best Brands Award is valued as a critical success and one of the highest accolades for Indian brands, it places you in the circle of the elite while showcasing your brand’s uniqueness. View Details

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