NEW YORK, November 19, 2013 - Christopher Graves, Edward Luce, Suketu Mehta, Yasheng Huang, Arvind Subramanian and Adil Zainulbhai offer diverse perspectives on India's future in a program inspired by McKinsey & Co.'s book Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia's Next Superpower. (1 hr., 21 min.)
Christopher Graves is the Global Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. He has been a contributing author for McKinsey books including Reimagining Japan, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been a speaker at major events such as the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative and Bo'ao.
Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, FT's leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy and other articles.
Suketu Mehta is the author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. An Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University, he is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, the O. Henry Prize, and several other awards. He was raised in Bombay and New York.
Josette Sheeran is the eleventh Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Jacques Diouf in November 2006, and began her tenure April 2007. Prior to this post, she served as the United States Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs in the State Department since August 2005.
Arvind Subramanian is senior fellow jointly at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development and senior research professor at the Johns Hopkins University. He was assistant director in the research department of the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on trade, development, Africa, India and the Middle East. He has also served at the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Subramanian has written on growth, trade, development, climate change and renewable energy, oil, India, Africa, the WTO and intellectual property. He has published widely in academic and other journals, including the American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), Foreign Affairs, World Economy and Economic and Political Weekly. He has also published or been cited in leading magazines and newspapers, including The Economist, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and New York Review of Books. He has been interviewed on PBS' "Charlie Rose Show" and is a columnist for India's leading financial daily, Business Standard.
Adil Zainulbhai is the chairman of McKinsey India. In his 33 years at the company he has advised leading CEOs and government agencies, and focused on helping Indian companies meet their growth aspirations and become successful globally.