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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!“

Narayana Murthy

Co-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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summits

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.

Business Intelligence

ET Edge Insights

How will the Indian Defence Ecosystem evolve in 2022-23

In Conversation with Jeetendra Gavankar, MD, Safran HE with Gaurav Mehndiratta, Partner and Head, Aerospace and Defence, KPMG in India

Three ways for Sony to avoid getting left behind by Microsoft

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

Humans still outperform AI at making money in financial markets

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.

When the chips are down

How the semiconductor industry is dealing with a worldwide shortage. When chip shortages first shut down automotive production lines in 2021, the semiconductor industry found itself in an unaccustomed spotlight.