The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum, established in May 2008 by Board of Overseers member Nand L. Khemka '56 and his wife, Jeet, brings leaders in industry, commerce, finance, and government from India and around the globe to New York to share their perspective on India's growing economy and business policies.

Past speakers

November 2021: Gaurav Dalmia ’90
Chairman, Dalmia Group Holdings

October 2020: Ratan Tata
Chairman, Tata Trusts

April 2019: Rahul Kanodia '94
CEO, Datamatics
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February 2018: Arvind Panagariya
Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at the School of International and Public Affairs and former Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog
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November 2017: Manish Sabharwal
Chairman and Co-Founder of Teamlease
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October 2016: Featuring Subir Vithal Gokarn
Executive Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka, International Monetary Fund
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February 2016: Nirmalya Kumar
Member of the Group Executive Council, Tata Sons
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March 2015: R. Gopalakrishnan
Non-executive director, Tata Sons
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October 2014: Adil Zainulbhai
Chairman, Quality Council of India, and former chairman, McKinsey & Co. India
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March 2013: Patu Keswani
Chairman and managing director, Lemon Tree Hotels
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May 2012: Tara Thiagarajan
Chairperson, Madura Micro Finance Ltd.
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February 2012: Chetan Dave
President and CEO of Real Estate Investments
Infrastructure Development Finance Company
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May 2011: Chitra Ramkrishna
Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange of India

November 2010: Mr. Shaffi Mather
Entrepreneur, Lawyer and Public Policy Analyst
Founder Chairman, Dial 1298 for Ambulance
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May 2010: Mr. Girish Paranjpe
Joint CEO IT Services & Member of the Board
Wipro Technologies
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February 2010: Mr. N. Chandrasekaran
CEO, Tata Consultancy Services

Spring 2009: Mr. Narayana Murthy
Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Limited
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