Despite India being the second largest road network in the world, there is a constant need for the network to evolve and add more roads to this network if we want to connect the ever-growing population of the country. At the same time, as was clear when the US suffered the crippling economic depression of the 1930s, there is nothing like road-building to provide jobs and to catalyse economic growth.
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In order to address this and other related issues, Free Press Journal-Moneycontrol.com is organising ‘India’s Road Ahead’ conference, on December 9, 2017 from 9 am on wards. Union minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari will deliver the keynote address at this conference.
Meet the Panelists
Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India
Nitin Gadkari is also known for the works during his tenure as a Public Works Department Minister in the state of Maharashtra. He has constructed a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state including the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, India’s first six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway.
Sudhir R. Hoshing
Joint Managing Director, IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd
Sudhir Rao Hoshing is presently the Joint MD of IRB. A Civil Engineer and a management Graduate, Hoshing has vast experience of around 29 years in field of Highway and Airport construction. He has earlier worked as CEO of Roads Business in Reliance Infrastructure.
Senior partner in McKinsey’s Mumbai office and member of the Asian Energy
Rajat Gupta leads McKinsey’s Centers of Competence-which provide specialised client service in more than 15 functions. He is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which advises on MGI research on business, economics, and technology trends.
Chairman and Managing Director (IIFCL)
Sanjeev Kaushik is MBA in Finance from London Business School, He has had distinguished experience of 25-years spanning senior policy/regulatory and Board level positions in the Financial sector. He has also spent more than a decade heading capital markets functions of global investment banks on sabbatical from the IAS.
DGM -Head Accessories, Customisation & Business Solution
Arif Rizwy is a person with ideas and an innovative mind, driven by passion and an enabling leader of people to have successfully brought in the culture and business orientation to achieve superlative growth in business. He has significant experience in media planning and multi-platform marketing activities. With 27 years of vast experience in Automotive Industry with Business Development, Marketing, Service Marketing, Customer Insights, CRM, Brand & Events management with very reputed Automobile brands in Indian & Middle East markets with special projects in Toyota Motor Corporation TMC in Thailand & Japan.
Chief Economist at IDFC Bank. An alumnus of Presidency College, Kolkata
Indranil Pal was earlier with Kotak Mahindra Bank and Crisil.
Chairman and Non-Independent Director of the Company and associated with the IL&FS Group
Karunakaran Ramchand has over 31 years of experience in urban and transport infrastructure development sector and has been involved in a large number of private infrastructure initiatives including the successful commissioning of various toll road projects in Gujarat and for the National Highways Authority of India.