Abizer Diwanji, Sr. Partner, EY, Consulting Editor FPJ | Conversation with RN Bhaskar |
As Gautam Adani reaches new heights, a new book examining his journey and rise to influence business in India and around the world has captured the eyes and hearts of businessmen. This book was written by RN Bhaskar. To discuss related issues, the Free Press Journal organized a discussion between Bhaskar and his partner at EY, Abiza Diwanj.
Gautam Adani’s books are on display. Gautam Adani – Rethinking Business in India and the World (Penguin Random House) | Swapnir Sahale
The event was special because it involved an audience consisting of several Consul Generals, senior bankers from private banks, foreign banks, and government-owned banks. It was also attended by high net worth individuals and fund managers.
Madhav Nair (Country Head & CEO) Mashrek Bank | Swapnir Sahale
In response to a question from Abizer, Bhaskar said: A planner within the group, because their family wanted Gautam Adani to write a limited edition book for his 50th birthday, only 25 of his copies were printed.These The meeting gave him a ringside view of the businessman and his strategic planner.
Guru Prasad Pantula (Head-Corporate Banking) BBK Bank, Lee Sangchel (Deputy General Manager) Shinhan Bank And Sachin Jain (CFO & Strategy Head) Shinhan Bank |
“And in early 2022, with Gautam Adani’s consent, I was able to proceed with the publication of this independent (non-sponsored) book about him and his corporate strategy.”
“When I first wrote an article about him in 2007, it was titled ‘The Man Who Could Change India’. By 2018, I discovered that he had indeed changed India. The title was It was prophetic, and with his rise in world rankings, the book couldn’t have been better,” Basker said.
Amita Lotankar (Treasurer) ANZ Bank | Swapnir Sahale
Adani started his career as a trader before Wipro’s Azim Premji became a businessman like several others. As Bhasker put it, “He’s a trader. Traders smell money faster than other traders. A trader’s sense of money and opportunity is amazing. But traders think short-term. A businessman has to think long term, that’s why few traders make this transition from trader to industrialist. It wouldn’t have happened.
To manage the high cost of building the port, Adani chose to build it modularly. He built specific jetties for specific commodities – trading was already a profitable opportunity. I was. “He started with coal and made money, then moved on to other things. He called for a rail line connection and persuaded the government to introduce a port connection with a rail policy that would help all port owners. I did,” Basker said.
Bhaskar Singh (Chief Financial Officer) Credit Agricole-CIB India |
One of the reasons Adani succeeded was because he consciously chose to align national interests with his own business interests. With coal, he responded to India’s energy security interests. The same is true for investments in the defense sector, strategic ports, airports and data services. He’s great at taking risks for himself. Every business he takes his gambling always has a plan B. “The moment he saw that he had no chance of becoming one of India’s top three players and management wasted his time, he pulled out of the business,” Bhaskar said. Told.
Dr. Yang Xuhong (Vice General Manager) ICBC Bank |
“He is persuasive and attractive, which transcends party lines. His ability to execute quickly is another factor. Governments trust him to carry out large-scale projects in their respective states. That is why I am doing it.”
Md Soheab Imran (General Manager and CEO) AB Bank Ltd |
His investment in the port of Haifa was also questioned. Adani already has several defense joint ventures with Israel, and also has the ability to bring the business into the pot, so it was able to obtain the necessary permits to take ownership of the Haifa port. The port is of great strategic importance, he said.
Bombay Breakfast Club
Consul General (LR) Guillermo Eduardo Devoto, CG, Argentina, Cheong Ming Foong, CG, Singapore, Kobbi Shoshani, CG, Israel, Dr. Valsan Vethody, CG, Srilanka, RN Bhaskar, Consulting Editor, FPJ , Agus Prihatin Saptono, CG, Indonesia, Ms. Andrea Kühn, CG, South Africa, RJ Vakil, Rector Emeritus, CG, Austria, Peter Truswell, CG, Australia, Ahmet Denk, Dy. CG, Turkey, Abizer Diwanji, Senior Partner EY, Abhishek Karnani, Director, FPJ . | | Swapnir Sahale |
“We are also announcing the launch of ‘The Bombay Breakfast Club,’ where we will meet once a month over breakfast with key figures to discuss specific topics that may impact India and industry segments. or about new trends that are gaining attention.We only have 50 members and are strictly invite-only.”: Abhishek Karnani, Director, Free Press Journal.
Narayanan Shivaramakrishanan (Treasurer) Qatar National Bank |
Royston Dsilva, Chief Compliance Officer and Sandeep Thacker, Chief Financial Officer | Swapnir Sahale
Vikas Golyan (Financial Manager) Bank of Doha | Swapnir Sahale
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