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The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series

Two Mega Trends and Their Impact on the Indian Firm

Dr. Janmejaya Sinha
Chairman, Asia Pacific, The Boston Consulting Group
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 05:00
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 240 The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania 3730 Walnut Street (at 38th & Walnut Streets) Philadelphia, PA 19104
A CASI Nand & Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture


About the Speaker:
Dr. Janmejaya Sinha is Chairman of BCG's Asia Pacific Practice. He is a member of BCG’s global governing Executive Committee. He works extensively with clients in the US, UK, Asia, Australia and India over a range of issues encompassing large scale organization transformation, strategy, governance, family business issues and operations turnaround. He has been a member of various committees set up by Government of India, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indian Banks' Association (IBA), and Chair's Confederation of Indian Industry's Committee on Financial Inclusion. Besides that he has been a member of Chief Minister's Bihar State Industrial & Investment Advisory Council. He writes extensively in the press and is a regular speaker at the WEF, CII, IBA, FICCI, RBI and other media events. In 2010, the Consulting Magazine named him one of the Top 25 most influential consultants in the world.
Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group he worked with the Reserve Bank of India for several years across different departments. He has also worked briefly for the World Bank.

Dr. Sinha has a Ph.D from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, US, a BA and an MA in Economics from Clare College, Cambridge University, UK and a BA and an MA in History from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India.

About the Lecture:
The world is being reshaped by two mega trends: the dramatic rise of Asia and the exploding implications of digital. These trends are talked about more than they are understood, and have implications in shaping the environment for business in the future. They also highlight the challenge and the opportunity for the typical Asian firm and for global business. And they are quickly reshaping the environment for business, as many billion-dollar companies, as exist in the U.S. today, are being established in Asia over the next five years. The predominant nature of these firms in emerging Asia is that they are either family-owned or state-owned. The challenge in their governance gets sharper as they get bigger and more significant globally. Asia already comprises 34 percent of the global GDP and will grow to half over the next decade. No one can avoid understanding the new landscape if they wish to succeed in doing business in Asia over the coming years, highlighting the importance of discussing the emerging context and the emerging players, typically the family firm.

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