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Nand & Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum

About the forum

The Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum, established in May 2008 by Board of Overseers member Nand L. Khemka '56 and his wife, Jeet, brings leaders in industry, commerce, finance, and government from India and around the globe to New York to share their perspective on India's growing economy and business policies.

Past speakers

October 2014: Adil Zainulbhai
Chairman, Quality Council of India, and former chairman, McKinsey & Co. India
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March 2013: Patu Keswani
Chairman and managing director, Lemon Tree Hotels
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May 2012: Tara Thiagarajan
Chairperson, Madura Micro Finance Ltd.
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February 2012: Chetan Dave
President and CEO of Real Estate Investments
Infrastructure Development Finance Company
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May 2011: Ms. Chitra Ramkrishna
Joint Managing Director, National Stock Exchange of India
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November 2010: Mr. Shaffi Mather
Entrepreneur, Lawyer and Public Policy Analyst
Founder Chairman, Dial 1298 for Ambulance
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May 2010: Mr. Girish Paranjpe
Joint CEO IT Services & Member of the Board,
Wipro Technologies
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February 2010: Mr. N. Chandrasekaran
CEO, Tata Consultancy Services

Spring 2009: Mr. Narayana Murthy
Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Limited
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Announcements

CBS students: Bid for upcoming Chazen travel during fall bidding starting July 16th. Classes include August block week in China and winter to Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Tunisia.
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