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Dean's Speaker Series with Baba Kalyani

ISB shares the privilege to have Baba Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd., who was awarded a Padma Bhushan for his contributions to trade and industry, to address and interact with the faculty, students, staff and select other invited audience to addressed on ‘Role of private sector in catapulting India to a double-digit growth trajectory’.

Referring to Baba Kalyani’s leadership qualities, Dean Srivastava mentioned: “going up the ladder is not easy as it takes a lot of skills and there are many things we can learn from Baba Kalyani’s experiences”.

In his presentation, Baba Kalyani opined that it is imperative to have a vibrant private sector to attain double-digit growth and the policies must be accordingly favourable. Talking about the past growth story so far, Mr Kalyani mentioned that India’s growth story has been in parts and was never holistic. We missed the bus in many critically important sectors like electronics, which was not opened to the private sector earlier. “The sectors of defence-aerospace, Oil & Gas, Electronics and Agriculture are some major areas that need partnership models with the private sector.
“To have a high growth scenario and to convert ourselves from a factor driven to the innovation-driven economy, there is a need to allow competition and build a level playing field to create the products as the markets want them. To have a 10% or above growth it is imperative to create the jobs that India needs, and this is not possible without a vibrant private sector. Due to technological transformations and disruptions, the jobs to get disrupted but more jobs are created as well”.

Dean Srivastava thanked Kalyani and concluded by stating that “Innovation is going to require an ecosystem where the large players are responsible for nurturing the smaller players in the system.”

The 200 odd audiences consisting of ISB faculty, students, staff and other select invitees from industry and academia, actively participated and benefited from the Dean Speakers presentation and interaction. 

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