Indian industry leaders to converge at The Economic Times India Leadership Council

India’s senior industry prophets to discuss key concerns facing the country’s business environment – job creation, skill building and deployment of manpower resources


31st May 2017: The leading luminaries of the corporate world are set to congregate at The Economic Times India Leadership Council. ILC, India’s most exclusive peer group initiative instituted to bring in the industry leaders together to work towards a common objective of heralding a wave of “Change” in country’s business environment.

Scheduled to be held on 9th June’17 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, the India Leadership Council perceives coming together of accomplished business leaders and corporate heavyweights, who intend to help bridge the gaps that have interrupted the country’s progress.

The Council is primarily formed to bring together country’s top business leaders to exchange ideas with each other on community development, industry growth, societal changes and other issues of national importance. Additionally, India Leadership Council aims to build the ‘Leadership’ quotient in the country through regular mentorship sessions and workshops with top Indian business leaders. The India Leadership Council also has a powerful Advisory Board which empowers the Council.

The evening will commence with the advisory board meeting under the theme ’JOB CREATIONS IN INDIA’, followed by an address and launch of the logo by the Chief Guest. Later, the members will engage in identifying some macro issues pertaining to the development of the Indian industry in a panel discussion.

Talking about ILC, one of the notable members, Amit Agarwal, India Head, Amazon, said, “I am convinced this is among the most exciting times for India as it moves towards a stronger global business role. I am honored and humbled to be invited to work with some of the best business leaders across the country to build strong leadership for the Indian corporate environment. I look forward to sharing my insights from the Amazon culture of customer-obsession, innovation at scale, and long-term thinking, and collaborate to help the Indian start-ups and business leadership to create an impact in India and across the world.”


Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder, Infosys, said, “I am happy to be part of the India Leadership Council created by The Economic Times. Leadership is about making ordinary people do extraordinary things and making the impossible possible. Business leadership is critical at this time of India’s history to create jobs and reduce poverty.”


Commenting on the need for such a platform, Vineet Jain, managing director, BCCL, said, “The Economic Times has always championed the cause of catalysing India’s economic and business growth. As a value proposition to the country, the Council will facilitate the building of “Businesses”, “Leaders” and “Relationships” not confined to just business.” 

Eminent leaders who are part of the ILC’s advisory board:

  1. Aditya Puri, Managing Director, HDFC Bank
  2. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group & Shriram Group
  3. Amit Agarwal, Country Head, Amazon India
  4. Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group
  5. Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank
  6. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico
  7. Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman (South Asia), BCG
  8. Rana Kapoor, Founder & CEO, YES Bank, Chairman, YES Global Institute
  9. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman Sundaram-Clayton Group

About ET Edge

Times Conferences Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.