India Business Forum presents

“India: Powering Through Uncertainty”

This year’s theme “India: Powering Through Uncertainty” provides a forum to reflect on how businesses and leaders are responding to the changing Indian landscape. Specifically, the factors that have played a key role in their growth story and the challenges that lie ahead. IBF will bring together a host of different voices drawing from both large businesses and startups across varied industries, to provide a holistic view of the shifting business scene in India and its promising future.

Keynote speakers:

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder & Chairman, Cobra Beer
  • Shaina Nana Chudasama, BJP Spokesperson, Fashion Designer and Social worker
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya, Former Chairman, State Bank of India
  • Arifa Khan, Founder, Capital Coin and Fintech Storm
  • Malay Mukherjee, Independent Non-Exec Director, JSW
  • Sakate Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

'Invest in India' Panel:
Moderated by Narayan Naik, Professor of Finance; Co-Chair - Finance Faculty, London Business School

  • Vishal Nevatia, Managing Partner and CEO, True North
  • Andrew Holland, CEO, Avendus Capital Alternate Strategies

Also presenting:


About India Business Forum

The India Business Forum (IBF) was founded in the year 2002 under the guidance of Late Prof. Sumantra Ghoshal. IBF aims to further the role of India in the global business and academic community. With London Business School as the platform, IBF is a confluence of business leaders, leading academics, financiers, entrepreneurs and students to discuss and debate pertinent issues relating to doing business in and with India and its overseas community. The core activity of the IBF is to host an annual summit where the most dynamic thought leaders from India and Europe engage with a diverse audience with insights on current business trends related to India.


Founder and ChairmanCobra Beer
Senior PartnerKhaitan Legal Associates
FounderCapital Coin & Fintech Storm
Independent Non-Executive DirectorJSW
Senior Partner & Board MemberFrost & Sullivan
Politician and Fashion Designer
Former ChairmanState Bank of India
Chief Executive OfficerAvendus Capital Alternate Strategies
Managing PartnerTrue North
DeanLondon Business School


Registration; Tea & Coffee
09:00  to  09:30
Opening Remarks by François Ortalo-Magné, Dean, LBS
09:30  to  09:45
Address/Discussion with Arundhati Bhattacharya mediated by Professor N. Naik
09:45  to  10:30
Finance Panel Discussion
10:45  to  11:45
Regulation Challenges with Cryptocurrency by Arifa Khan
11:45  to  12:20
Indian Lunch & Networking
12:20  to  13:45
Keynote Address by Shaina NC
13:45  to  14:30
Fireside Chat Lord Karan Bilimoria, moderated by Sakate Khaitan
14:30  to  15:10
Tea & Coffee Break
15:10  to  15:25
Sponsor Partners
15:25  to  15:35
Industrials and Manufacturing Keynote by Malay Mukherjee
15:35  to  16:10
Pratham Charity Partner
16:10  to  16:15
India - Outside Looking In with Sarwant Singh
16:15  to  16:45
Closing Remarks
16:45  to  17:00
Networking Drinks
17:00  to  18:00

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