Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum
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.
India Business Initiative Events
Investing in a Net-Zero Future
January 12, 2023
This invitation-only forum featured research presentations by Chazen Senior Scholars Suresh Sundaresan and Bruce Usher, followed by a panel discussion with both scholars and Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power Company. Namita Vikas, Founder and Managing Director, auctusESG, moderated.
Speeding Up Solvency: Bankruptcy Reform in India
January 17, 2019
This exclusive event featured top policymakers and business leaders analyzing one of India's most important reforms: The 2016 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Among the points discussed:
- Where bankruptcy reform stands now
- How US Bankruptcy Code and New Reformed Code in India compare
- Opportunities and challenges for corporate borrowers, ratings agency, banks, and bidders of troubled assets
- Lessons from cases already adjudicated under the reform
“Enlightened Opportunity: Renewable Energy & Climate Policy in India”
January 15, 2018 — Mumbai, India
An exclusive event in which two Columbia Business School professors present their research and debate with business leaders how India can create and finance a world-class renewable energy industry. Participants learned how to optimal way to transition into renewable energy without significant social costs and how to mitigate risk of investing in renewable energy solutions.
- Professor Patrick Bolton
- Professor Geoffrey M. Heal
- MP Shri Jairam Ramesh
- Rahul Shah of Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd.
- Rajat Gupta of McKinsey & Company