Briefing on the prospects for reform in India with Sir James Bevan KCMG

Sir James Bevan KCMG, HM High Commissioner to India, left, with MIchael Lawrence, CEO of Asia House, right

Sir James Bevan KCMG, HM High Commissioner to India, left, with MIchael Lawrence, CEO of Asia House, right

Briefing on the prospects for reform in India with Sir James Bevan KCMG

23/01/15

By Naomi Canton

Sir James Bevan KCMG joined Asia House corporate members this morning for an exclusive briefing held under the Chatham House rule to discuss the prospects for reform in India under Narendra Modi.

Topics covered in the discussion included the Indian prime minister’s challenges and how he is tackling them, the speed of his reforms, his grip on government, his achievements to date, his views of China and Britain, his status on the world stage, the rhetoric about Modi in western and Indian media, the proposed EU-India FTA, India’s energy and natural resources, and the manufacturing sector.

Companies represented at the table included HSBC, Standard Chartered, Prudential, Instinctif Partners, Anglo American, GSK, Diageo and PA Consulting.

naomi.canton@asiahouse.co.uk

Our next breakfast briefing will take place on 27 January when Parminder Singh, Managing Director, Twitter, South East Asia, MENA and India, will give a private briefing exclusively for Asia House corporate members, followed by roundtable discussion under the Chatham House Rule. For more information click here. 

To find out more about becoming a corporate member of Asia House click here.