Will India be the Next China

Event Date: 
15 August 2013
The University Club of Western Australia


2020 Business Insights Forum Series

As growth in China slows, this 2020 Business Insights Forum discusses the challenges and opportunities in doing business with India. An esteemed and notable panel of experts will discuss how to engage with India for both aspiring and experienced business leaders. Learn the key trends and practical tips on this business powerhouse while networking with other like-minded business professionals and celebrating Indian Independence Day.

Harjinder Kehal - Geologist, Managing Director of Mogul Resources Limited

Harjinder Kehal is a geologist, founding Managing Director and significant shareholder of Mogul Resources Limited exploring for new copper, gold and lead-zinc deposits in three key states/regions of Rajasthan/Haryana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh of India. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from UWA and post-graduate Master of Mineral and Energy Economics from Macquarie University with 25 years plus experience in precious metals, base metals, industrial minerals & commodities within Australia, India, China, Vietnam, & Oman.

Professor Hema Sharda - Director of South Asia Relations, UWA Vice Chancellery

Professor Hema Sharda is the Director of South Asia Relations with the vice chancellery at UWA and is involved in the internationalization of engineering programs in South Asia. She has 25 years of experience with active engagement with India in higher education and research. She has a PhD in the field of micro-electronics and believes that India and Australia have very strong synergies in teaching and research.

Dnyanesh Kelkar - Vice President of WA Business Unit Tech Mahindra

Dnyanesh Kelkar leads the local business unit of Mahindra Satyam, where he is responsible for the strategic focus into natural resources and the task of bringing innovation to WA businesses. He holds an MBA in International Management from Antwerp, Belgium, and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University, India. He has held various leadership positions at IBM, PWC consulting, DSM Engineering Plastics and Philips in his career spanning 20 years. As a senior managing committee member of the Australia India Business Council, he believes that if China is the motor of the Australian economy, then India is the engine. This century is most certainly an Asian century and India has a large role to play in this.

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