PRESS RELEASE: Bridge India hosts exclusive Breakfast Briefing with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

LONDON, 24 October: London-based non-profit think tank Bridge India hosted an exclusive Breakfast Briefing with Dr Raghuram Rajan, economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, this morning, alongside Sir Alan Parker, Chairman of Brunswick, a strategic advisory firm focused on business critical issues.

Dr Sarfraz Ashraf, Advisory Board member of Bridge India, said: “It’s a testament to the growth of Bridge India that, in less than a year of its operations, we are able to attract the leading public policy, business and economics speakers from around the world. In the last few months, we have hosted Ministers, CEOS, a Vice President of one of the fastest growing economies of the world, and now Dr Rajan.”

Attendees included senior government officials including from HM Treasury and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and CEOs and Chairpersons of listed companies. This included James Quinn, CEO of Faradion, who are about to announce significant expansion plans in India. The event was supported by Brunswick.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Rajan talked about global economics and trade wars, his time as an RBI Governor and the challenges faced by India’s slowing economic growth and fiscal deficit.

The event followed a Drinks Reception at King’s College Business School on 23 October before sponsored by UK fintech Decimal Factor, who provide funding solutions for SMEs, and Bridge India.

Bridge India is a progressive, non-profit think tank dedicated to discourse on public policy. The ‘India Story’ abroad is often presented through a narrow lens, be it focusing only on business and the economy, society or policy landscape. Given its diversity, everything about India, and its polar opposite, is true in unison. Bridge India seeks to highlight and celebrate this nuance, to help India-watchers understand India better.

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