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It is obvious that the traditional methods and sources of extensive growth and for increasing overall trade between our countries have been exhausted. We need to find, establish and develop new areas of growth that can step up this type of relationship.
Conditions in both Russia and India are positive. What the governments can do is encourage stability and investment, as well as ensure that administrative barriers are gradually removed.
What we need now is a major leap forward. We should endeavour to find synergy between Russian partners and their Indian colleagues, as well as develop high-margin sectors, science, pharmaceuticals, and IT.
Mr Banerjee has been with the CII for over 27 years and has been the Director General, CII since May 2008. As Director General, he is responsible for overall operations of CII. Mr Banerjee is a Post-Graduate (MS) in Economics with specialisation on Economics of Planning and Econometrics from the University of Calcutta. Earlier, he did his Graduation from St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) in Economics (Hons). Mr Banerjee is in various advisory committees of the Government of India. He is the Co-chairman of the Governing Council, Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a not for profit public private initiative of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) and CII, established in 2007. He is a Member of the World Economic Forum’ s Global Agenda Council on India. Mr Banerjee is a Member of the Chief Minister’s Advisory Council, Madhya Pradesh and also a Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi. Mr Banerjee has been honored with the China-India Friendship Award by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for his contributions towards the development of bilateral ties between India and China. Mr Banerjee is also the Secretariat for several bilateral CEOs Forums. These include Forums with Australia, France, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa among others.
Born July 5th , 1963 in Kislovodsk. In 1989 graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a specialization in international journalism and completed his postgraduate course at Moscow State University specializing in global economic issues. In 1992, he was an intern at the New York Institute under the Investments and International Accounts Program and in 1993 joined a course for banking specialists at Fairfield University (USA). From 1991 to 2003 Mr. Cheremin headed various banks. In 2004, he was appointed CEO of Moscow Bank of Reconstruction and Development (MBRD). From 2005 to 2009 he acted as the Chairman of the Board of MBRD, he also served as Senior Vice President and Head of External Relations of JSFC Sistema. From 2009 to 2010 — Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSFC Sistema. From 2009— Chairman of the Board of Business Council for Cooperation with India, member of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation. November 8th 2010, Mr.Cheremin was appointed Minister of the Moscow City Government, Head of the Moscow City Department for External Economic and International Relations. In 2015 was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Russian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.
EDUCATION: A graduate of St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, he obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA. Mr. Mazumder also undertook the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, USA. WORKING EXPERIENCE: He is presently the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of TIL Ltd., which manufactures India’s largest range of material handling equipment in technical collaborations with world leaders – Manitowoc Crane Group, USA; Hyster (a part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, USA); Astec Industries, USA; Paceco Corp, USA (a part of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, Japan) and Mitsui Miike Machinery Co., Japan (a part of Mitsui Group). He is also the Executive Chairman of TIPL (Tractors India Pvt. Ltd.). The Company is a distributor for Caterpillar, USA, in India, Nepal and Bhutan for their earthmoving, construction, mining equipment and power systems. REPRESENTATION ON OTHER BODIES: 1. Mr. Mazumder is President-Designate of CII 2. Chairman of the CII National Committee on Integrity & Transparency in Governance 3. Chairman of CII Associations’ Council (ASCON) 4. He is past Chairman of CII – Eastern Region 5. Past President of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry 6. He is Director on the Board of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC). 7. Committee Member of The Agri-Horticultural Society of India 8. Mr. Mazumder has served as a Trustee of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT).
Born in 1955, Ambassador Raghavan took a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University in 1975 and a B.E. degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1978. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979. Between 1979 and 1994, he held a number of diplomatic positions in the Indian Missions in Moscow [then USSR], Warsaw [Poland] and London [United Kingdom], interspersed with tenures in the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India. In 1994, he was appointed Consul General of India in Ho Chi Minh City [Vietnam] and in 1997, Deputy High Commissioner of India to South Africa in Pretoria. From 2000 to 2004, Ambassador Raghavan was Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi, dealing with Foreign Affairs, Atomic Energy, Space, Defence and National Security. He was Ambassador of India to the Czech Republic (2004 - 2007) and Ambassador of India to Ireland (2007 - 2011). In January 2012, he was appointed to head the newly-created Development Partnership Administration in the Ministry of External Affairs, which is charged with the task of ensuring the efficient implementation of India’s economic partnership programmes in developing countries. Ambassador Raghavan was Chief Coordinator of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation [IOR-ARC] Ministerial Conference in Bangalore (November 2011) and of the BRICS Summit in New Delhi (March 2012). In August 2012, he was appointed Special Envoy of the Government of India to Sudan and South Sudan. In March 2013, he was promoted as Special Secretary, in which capacity he headed the Development Partnership Administration as well as the Administration, Establishment and other related Divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs. In October 2013, he was appointed Secretary (Economic Relations) in addition to his charge of the Administration and related Divisions of the Ministry.
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman was born on 18th August 1959 in the temple town of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She did her schooling and her graduation in Economics, from Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College in Tiruchirapalli. She went on to do her Masters in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Indo-European Textile Trade was the focus of her draft Ph.D thesis. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman served as an assistant to Economist in the Agricultural Engineers Association, UK in London. She subsequently worked as Senior Manager (Research and Analysis) with Price Waterhouse, London. During this time she also briefly worked with BBC World Service. On her return to India, she served as Dy. Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Hyderabad. Her interest in education led her to lay the foundation of ‘Parnava’, a reputed school in Hyderabad. She was a member of the National Commission for Women from 2003-2005 and instrumental in voicing various issues of women empowerment. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman joined Bhartiya Janata Party in 2008, and was made a member of the National Executive. She was nominated as party spokesperson in March 2010, from when she has been a full time party worker. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman was inducted in the Union of India’s Cabinet in a Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 26th May 2014. She is now Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman is married to Dr. Parakala Prabhakar, alumnus of Jawharlal Nehru University and London School of Economics, and they have one daughter.
Born on July 15, 1979 in Moscow. Education: Graduated from the Military University attached to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2001. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Business in 2006. Fluent in English, Greek and French. Work experience: 1996–2005: Military service. 2006–2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. February–August 2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of International Cooperation, Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. 2008–2010: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2010–2011: Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2011–2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. January–March 2013: Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. March–September 2013: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. September–December 2013: Director of the Department of the Minister’s Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. 2014–November 2014: Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. November 2014 to present: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
He studied at the Cosmonautics and Flight Vehicles School of the Moscow Aviation Institute, graduating in 1994, and earned a financial management degree from the Higher School of Economics under the Government of RF in 1996. In 2004, Mr. Gurko founded and led M2M Telematics Group, which united the leading companies from various segments of Russian navigation information market. From 2009 to 2012, he was the CEO of JSC “Navigation Information Systems” (NIS GLONASS). Since May 2012, Mr. Gurko serves as the President of the Non-commercial Partnership for Development and Use of Navigation Technologies (GLONASS Union), Russian National Navigation Services Provider. GLONASS Union members are leading Russian companies in telecommunication, IT, and navigation markets, leading car manufacturers: JSC “VimpelCom”, JSC “MegaFon“, JSC “MTS”, JSC “Rostelecom”, JSC “Navigation Information Systems”, JSC “Summa Telecom”, JSC "Kronstadt", Cesar Satellite Group, Yandex LLC, Association “GLONASS/GNSS Forum”, CJSC “Russian Telecom Equipment Company” (RTEC), JSC “GLONASS”, JSC “Group T1”, PJSC “KAMAZ” and JSC NIIMA “PROGRESS”. Mr. Gurko is a member of the Presidential Council for Economic Modernization and innovative development of Russia since 2012. In July 2015, he is a member of the Board of Directors the Joint Stock Company "GLONASS", where he heads the Committee for Strategy and Investment.
Mr. Boyko is one of the founders of the b2b (business-to-business) e-commerce industry in Russia. He is an ideologist and developer of the first international e-commerce system for corporate customers (B2B-Center), which includes over 220,000 (by the beginning of June 2015) companies from various industries worldwide. He is a chairman of the Board of Directors of B2B-Center since 2004, board director of the Russian union of self-regulating organizations of bankruptcy commissioners, executive Director of the Association for the development of the system of competitive purchases. Mr. Boyko is involved in strategic administration of B2B-Center, as well as in development and implementation of the policy on interaction with public authorities (government relations).
Alexander Misharin was born in 1959. He graduated from the Urals State University of Railway Transport as a Railway Transport Electrification in 1981. He obtained his second university degree, in economics, from the same university in 1997. Misharin has a CSc degree in economics and a DSc in engineering.He started out as an electrician and rose through the company to become chief engineer of Sverdlovsk Railway. He served as Deputy, First Deputy Minister of the Railways, Chief of Sverdlovsk Railway, Director of the Department for Integrated Development of the Infrastructure of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and Director of the Department for Industry and Infrastructure of the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation.He was Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region from 2009 to 2012.Alexander Misharin became First Vice-President of Russian Railways JSCo in December 2012.
Prior to joining RDIF, Kishan was managing director, international private equity at GE Asset Management. He has over 20 years of investing and financial services experience globally. During his 19 year career at GE he was one of the key senior managers responsible for attracting investment from institutional investors and investing in businesses globally. He also worked at Deutsche Bank and ICRA, a credit rating and investment information company based in India and an affiliate of Moody’s Investors Service. Kishan graduated with honors from the University of Delhi, India. He is a CFA charterholder and also holds certifications as a chartered accountant and a company secretary from India.
A graduate in Commerce from the Sacred Hearts College, Kochi, Mr. Menon thereafter graduated in Law from the Government Law College, Kochi. He then practised law before the High court of Kerala from 1981 till 1993. He then joined Bank of India as Chief Officer was promoted as Chief Manager then as Assistant General Manager (2000). In early 2002, Mr. Menon joined Export-Import Bank of India as Deputy General Manager from where he rose to General Manager in April, 2005 and is now Chief General Manager since May, 2008. Mr. Menon has extensive experience international trade and project finance documentation with thorough knowledge of Cross Border Buyers Credit, Pre cum Post Shipment credit, Overseas investment structuring. He has hands on experience in litigation including cross border litigation in Germany, Jordan, USA, Singapore, Italy, Brazil, The Netherlands and UK. He was a speaker at the Euromoney Seminars and Trade Finance’s 15th Annual Global Export Finance Conference held at Barcelona, Spain on the 9th and 10th September 2014 and also at the 30th Training Program of ASIAN Exim Banks Forum organized by the Indonesia Eximbank in Bali, Indonesia in April 9-10, 2015. He has participated in the “Programme on Leadership Development for Corporate Excellence” NIBM, Pune, India & Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA – November 2013 and the programme on “Project Finance & PPPs” conducted by EUROFINANCE- in August, 2014. He has authored the entire study material for the Indian Institute of Bankers in November 2014 on “Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Banking”. Mr. Menon was a member of the Group Study Exchange Team of Rotary International to Australia in 1987. Mr.Menon is married to Ms. Sindhu R Menon and they have two children, a daughter and a son.
Andrey was born in 1962. In 1985 Andrey Terebenin graduated from Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently he held management positions at Economicheskaya Gazeta (Economics Gazette), Dun & Bradstreet CIS and AIG Russia. In 2003-2006, he served as General Director and Managing Partner of Communication Holding at R.I.M. Porter Novelli. In 2006-2011 he held the position of Vice President of MTS, Corporate Communications. From May 2011 he has been Vice President of Sistema, Corporate Communications.
Prashant Ruia is part of the second generation of the Ruia family which founded Essar and are the sole investors in Essar Global Fund Limited ("EGFL"). EGFL was founded 41 years ago by his father, Shashi Ruia and uncle Ravi Ruia. EGFL is a diversified global private equity fund exclusively managed by its investment manager, Essar Capital Limited. The Fund is a global investor, controlling a number of world-class assets diversified across the core sectors of Energy, Metals & Mining, Infrastructure (comprising ports and EPC businesses) and Services. Essar Capital currently manages funds in excess of US$ 12 billion and the aggregated revenues of the Fund’s portfolio companies are approximately US$35 billion. The Fund’s portfolio comprises some 60 assets, employ over 60,000 people across 29 countries and have adopted international standards of health, safety, environmental protection and corporate governance. Prashant has been an integral part of EGFL's operations and management since 1985 and has been a key driver of the Fund’s growth story, diversification and value creation both within India and internationally. He is respected for his project execution skills, financial expertise and people management capabilities. Prashant holds several key positions on various regulatory and professional boards. He is married to Vasudha and has two children, daughter Ashna and son Arvan.
Oleg Sienko born February 11, 1966 in the Rostov region. Higher Education, graduated from the Inter-Regional Institute of Management degree in economics. Russian State Oil and Gas, IM Gubkin's degree in economics and management at the enterprise. From school years in the business of cycling, world-class athlete. The outcome of achieving remarkable results in cycling was the election of Oleg Sienko in 2008 by President Cycling Federation of Russia. He started his career in 1988 in Irkutsk instructor association "Youth Initiative Irkutsk" Irkutsk city committee of the Komsomol. In the period from 1988 to April 2009 he held executive positions in major oil and gas companies, including the head of the main export arm of Gazprom, Gazprom Export. In April 2009 he was appointed Director General of JSC Scientific Production Corporation Uralvagonzavod. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Merits to the Fatherland (II degree).
Mr. MV Kotwal is a Mechanical Engineer from University of Mumbai. He started his career in L&T as a junior engineer in 1968. He was chosen into select group to execute orders for India's Nuclear Power Programme for manufacturing first Nuclear Power Reactor and critical reactor equipment. He heads Heavy Engineering activities in Oil & Gas, Fertilizer & Chemicals, Power Plants, special steels and heavy forgings, Nuclear, Defense & Aerospace. He also heads commercial and defence shipbuilding. Mr. Kotwal heads production facilities at Mumbai, Hazira, Talegoan, Baroda, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Vizag, Oman and state-of-the-art Shipyard in near Chennai. Under his leadership, L&T has emerged as a global player in the process plant equipment. He has been instrumental in establishing L&T as leading manufacturer of equipment for strategic sectors of nuclear, defense and aerospace. Today L&T is ranked amongst the top five fabrication companies in the world exporting high technology plant and equipment to over 40 countries including USA, UK, France, China and Middle East. Key positions: • Chairman of FICCI’s Committee on Defence. • Representative member from India for the Technical Advisory Group for ITER. • Chairman of Process Plant & Machinery Association of India (PPMAI) between 2005 and 2007. • "Business Leader of the Year 2009" by the Chemtech Foundation, Mumbai.