april 14, 2018

emerging markets summit

as global markets shift, so should the way you do business

"Improving Ease of Doing business in India"

Last year, India improved its standing in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking to #100, leapfrogging 30 places from the rank of #130 it held in 2016. Does the ground reality reflect the recent improvement in the ranking? What effect has demonetization, and GST rollout had on ‘Ease of Doing Business’? Can India leapfrog into top 50 countries for doing business by 2020? What are the key reforms that the government should undertake over next 3 years to catapult India into top 50? The panel will address these and other related questions.


Consul General of India, Chicago

  • Mrs. Neeta Bhushan joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1994. As a career diplomat, her overseas assignments have included political and information work in Tokyo (Japan), Head of the Press, Culture and Information Wing in Dhaka (Bangladesh), and Head of the Economic and Commercial Wing in the Indian Embassy in Berlin (Germany). She also worked as Director in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and as Joint Secretary (Parliament & Coordination) in the Ministry of External Affairs.


CEO, Telangana Hub

  • Jay Krishnan is a serial entrepreneur, with over 12 years of experience in product development, operations management and strategy development in the Asia Pacific as well as North American markets. He has previously worked with tech giants such as Juniper and Cisco.


Chairman, Canara Bank, Padmi Shri Award Recipient

  • Mr. Manoharan is the Chairman of Canara Bank, appointed by the Government of India in August, 2015. He is a member of the Advisory Council for skill development in BFSI sector, was the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) 2006-07, was on the board of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) of India.
  • Mr. Manoharan was nominated by the Government of India as part of the 6 Member Board for revival of Satyam Company which was later turned around and taken over by Mahindra group. He received the “Business Leadership Award” from the Hon’ble Finance Minister under the aegis of NDTV Profit in October, 2009 and in the Business category, the CNN IBN “Indian of the Year 2009” award from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in December, 2009 as part of the Satyam Revival Team. Mr. Manoharan is the recipient of the civilian honour “Padma Shri” award from the President of India on 7th April, 2010.
  • Mr. Manoharan is a post graduate in commerce; Law graduate from Madras University and a Fellow Chartered Accountant in Public Practice. He has authored books for professionals and students on Indian tax law. He is an acknowledged teacher having been a visiting faculty of renowned Institutions.


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • John Paul Rollert's teaching and research focus on the intellectual history of capitalism, the ethics of leadership, and the application of empathy to law, business, and politics. He is also interested in the political economy and moral philosophy of Adam Smith.
  • Rollert has been published in The Business and Society Review, The Journal of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Raritan, Common Knowledge, Critical Inquiry, and the Yale Law Journal Online. In addition to his academic work, he frequently writes on business, law, and politics for a variety of popular publications. He writes the In-House Ethicist for the Chicago Booth Review, and his work has been featured in The New Republic, Harper's, Politico, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Slate, The Paris Review and The New York Times. For writing featured in The Atlantic, he was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in its 2017 “Best in Business” Competition.
  • A graduate of Harvard College, Rollert earned his JD from Yale Law School and a PhD from The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Since 2005, he has taught courses at Harvard in ethics, politics, and leadership.