What will the Indian Economy look like post COVID-19
Continuing our series of webinars and virtual roundtables looking at the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and the economy, the UK India Business Council brings you another timely webinar with UKIBC members HSBC, PwC and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 (BST) / 15:00 – 16:00 (IST)
Leading the discussion on what the Indian economy might look like post COVID-19, we are delighted to present industry specialists Pranjul Bhandari, Chief India Economist at HSBC; Vaidison Krishnamurty, Partner and Leader, UK Business Group at PwC India; and Piusha Bose, Counsel and Co-Head of the India Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London.
As well as answering your questions, in this in-depth analysis our experts will:
• Offer a macro-economic overview of the Indian economy, examining the stimulus package announced by the Government of India
• Discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the economy and consider the future of the Indian economy; how will India come out of this scenario?
• Highlight which sectors have been impacted or have faced the most challenges
• Provide a forward-looking view of the Indian economy, highlighting which sectors will emerge positively from this situation
As the Chief India Economist at HSBC Securities & Capital Markets (India) Private Limited, Pranjul Bhandari is responsible for developing the firm’s position on macroeconomics and public policy in India as well as leading the firm’s economics research franchise from Mumbai. Prior to joining HSBC, Pranjul completed a resident fellowship at the IMF in Washington DC after graduating as a Mason Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she worked at India’s Ministry of Finance with the Chief Economic Advisor and at the Planning Commission with the Deputy Chairman. She has held roles as an economist covering Asian markets at Goldman Sachs and at the UK’s Department for International Development. Pranjul also holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK and a BA in Economics from St.Stephen’s College, New Delhi.
Vaidison Krishnamurty is a Partner with the Deals practice in PwC India and leads the India-UK corridor for the firm. With over 18 years of dedicated deals experience, of which eight years were in the UK, Vaidison specialises in providing deal advisory services to both private equity and corporate clients in relation to acquisitions and disposals. Vaidison works with UK companies looking to invest in or trade with India and similarly, with Indian companies looking to invest in the UK. He was a member of the UKIBC’s India board until 2019. Vaidison is also a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.
Piusha is a Counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer based in London and she co-heads the firm’s global India Group. Piusha specialises in high-value and complex cross-border M&A deals with nearly 20 years of experience. Over the course of her career spanning London, New York, and India, Piusha has acted for many of the world’s leading corporations, private equity firms and investment banks. Her practice covers a broad range of corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, and joint ventures in jurisdictions across the world. She has extensive experience involving emerging markets, such as India.