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Baruch's Field Center for Entrepreneurship
Presents Panel on 'Investing in India' Dec. 6

The Midtown Small Business Development Center &
The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College
invite you for a panel discussion on

“Investing in India – Opportunities & Challenges”

On Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor, Room 750.


6.00 to 6.30 PM
Networking and Refreshments

6.30 to 6.40 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks by Raj Nahata, Professor of Finance,
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College

6.40 to 7.00 PM
“Investing in India – Opportunities and Challenges” by A.R. Ghanashyam,
Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of India, New York

7.00 to 7.20 PM
“Experiences of a Private Equity Firm in India” by Anil Gulati,
Principal, Coda Capital ( Private Equity Firm )

7.20 to 7. 40 PM
“Positive Interactions: Avoiding Cultural Collisions” by Savita Wakhlu,
Managing Director, Jagriti Communications

7.40 to 8.00 PM
Q & A and Wrap up.

Please RSVP at:

Registration and attendance is free.



Ms Savita Wakhlu is the founder and managing director of Jagriti Communications. An experienced business woman, author, speaker and a trainer, Ms. Wakhlu holds a degree in mechanical engineering. She is passionate about creating positive work cultures and climates through designing and developing learning opportunities for professionals.

She has coached about twenty thousand senior corporate executives in various managerial skills. Since relocating to the US in March 2003 from India, she has been training personnel from companies, including Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan chase, Proctor and Gamble, IBM, Morgan Stanley, State Bank of India (NA), Dupont and Netpixel. Besides her professional pursuits, Savita is an Indian classical singer and a dramatist. She has taken part in a number of English plays.

A.R. Ghanashyam

A.R. Ghanashyam, deputy consul general in the Indian consulate, New York, joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1982. He has served at Indian missions in Damascus, Kathmandu, Brussels, Islamabad and the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi before joining the consulate in New York. He holds a post graduate degree in physics and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Mr. Ghanashyam worked in the petroleum and shipping industry prior to joining the service, and has worked in Syria, Nepal, Belgium, Pakistan and now the United States since his appointment at IFS.

His past assignments have included managing the merger of Hindustan Petroleum and Caltex; crude oil transportation; energy and water resource sharing between India and its neighbours; and hostage negotiations. He is a qualified musician with a degree in sitar, plays the mandolin, and is fluent in Arabic. His wife, Ruchi Ghanashyam, is a diplomat and works with the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. Apart from many business forums in the tristate area, the university locations addressed by Mr. Ghanashyam include MIT, Columbia, and Princeton.

Anil Gulati

Mr. Anil Gulati has seven years of management consulting experience in the areas of strategy, operations, and finance. He has worked with multinational service and manufacturing clients in the oil and gas, healthcare, financial services, print/media, and communication industries. He has extensive experience in assessing and quantifying both organizational and financial issues for sustainable operational improvement. Most recently, Mr. Gulati has become a successful entrepreneur and is part of a team that has established a new business and new market in the New York City area. The business is in its fourth year of operation and is part of the specialty retail sector. Currently, Mr. Gulati works with Coda Capital, a private equity company that focuses on technology-centric healthcare, business services, communication, and leisure companies.


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