We are happy to present the first regional webinar! Webinar is jointly organized by Amity International Business School, Amity University, India and AIB, Teaching and Education Shared Interest Group as a regional webinar for the AIB South Asia Chapter.

We plan to have insights from the regions, which IB educators could use for bringing the latest material from regional experts to their classes. Moreover, there will be regional webinars focused on pedagogy practiced used in IB classes around the globe. Contact AIB T&E SIG, if you wish to organize the webinar like this! And warmest welcome to attend the first regional webinar:

“Moving beyond 2021: Recovering, Rebuilding and Reforming Indian Business ecosystem for Global opportunities”
on 22nd October 2021

Prof. (Dr.) Gurinder Singh, Group Vice Chancellor of Amity Universities, Uttar Pradesh, India & Director General of Amity International Business School
Dr Ajay Sahai is the Director General & CEO, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)
Richard Rekhy, Board Member of KPMG Lower Gulf (Dubai), former CEO of KPMG India
Dr. P. Sekhar is the Chairman of Global Smart Cities Panel & Chairman of Micro Tech Global Foundation
Mr Guru Sawle, Entrepreneur & Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic was evident across all economies. Almost two years after the virus disrupted the entire ecosystem, economies are still crippling to get back to the new normal. India, one of the emerging market is also trying to get back on the growth trajectory amidst so many other challenges within the country, regionally and globally. This webinar will help in understanding the problems and opportunities for India from the perspective of policy makers, consultants, industrialists and academicians.

Welcome to join us on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 11:00AM – 13:00PM IST

Register for the webinar via this link https://amityuni.live/81648067399

Webinar is free of charge.
For further details contact Dr. Alka Maurya, Professor, International Business, Amity International Business School, Amity University, India (amaurya@amity.edu)

Key takeaways from this webinar:

  • Impact on pandemic on the Indian ecosystem
  • Strategies for reviving the Indian economy in the post pandemic world
  • How India can take the current scenario in the Asian continent to its advantage to strengthen its position in the global marketplace?
  • Creating conducive framework to take Indian economy on growth trajectory


About the Speakers

Gurinder Singh, PhD, is Group Vice Chancellor of Amity Universities, Uttar Pradesh, India, as well as Director General of Amity International Business School. Professor Singh has experience of more than 21 years (since 1998) in institutional building, teaching, consultancy, research, and industry. He is a renowned scholar and academician in international business, he holds a prestigious doctorate in the area along with a postgraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, where he illustriously topped with seven merits. He holds the distinction of being the youngest Founder Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Amity University for two terms and the Founder Director General of Amity International Business School and the Founder CEO of the Association of International Business Schools, London. He has been instrumental in establishing various Amity campuses abroad, including in London, the USA, Singapore, Mauritius, and other parts of the world. He has spoken at various international forums, which include the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table Conference at Harvard Business School, Thunderbird Business School, New York University, University of Leeds, Loughborough Business School, Coventry Business School, Rennes Business School, Essex University, University of Berkeley, California State University, National University of Singapore, Massachusetts, Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Brunel Business School , University of Northampton, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, Eduniversal Conference North-Umbria, and many more. He has received more than 25 international and national awards and has graced a host of talk shows on various TV channels. He is a mesmerizing orator and has the rare ability of touching the human soul. He is internationally well-known professor in the area of management. He is also known in the field of academics as an institution builder, writer, professor, distinguished academician, top-class trainer, international business expert, and the champion of the hearts of students.

Dr Ajay Sahai is the Director General & CEO of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), jointly set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and private trade and industry in the year 1965, for promoting India’s exports.
Dr Sahai was earlier Joint DGFT in the Policy Division of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade where he played key role in the formulation of the Foreign Trade Policy from 1996 to 2003. He was member of the high level task force of Government of India on Exim Policy. Besides having expertise in Foreign Trade Policy, Dr Sahai brings to his position considerable experience in the area of Customs and Excise.
He was a key member of Government of India delegation to Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Denmark, Turkey and Europe on Export Facilitation which led to streamlining of exports documents & recommended EDI connectivity within a specified time frame to reduce transaction cost and time.
He is a member of High Powered Committee on Export Promotion Schemes constituted by the Department of Commerce and various other trade promotion bodies. He has also been conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for Best Achiever in Export Promotion. He is expert on GST and helping the Government to streamline the same so as to make it exporters’ friendly. He has received appreciation from the World Bank for his contribution to Ease of Doing Business Report for 2016, 2017 and 2018


Richard is presently a Board Member of KPMG Lower Gulf (Dubai). He is the former CEO of KPMG India and was a member of the Global Board and the Council of KPMG International.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 38 years’ experience in Consulting and Professional Services with multi layered, multi sectoral, top-of-the-pyramid experience behind him. He has served clients across sectors including advertising, oil and gas, industrial and consumer markets and specifically in the pharmaceuticals, technology, manufacturing and retail domains.He is a member of various Industry bodies, leading Educational Institution and is actively involved with the Start-up community as an investor and a mentor.

Dr. P. Sekhar is the Chairman of Global Smart Cities Panel and also chairman of Micro Tech Global Foundation. Dr. Sekhar is a visionary with over two decade of experience in the area of emerging technologies. He has spent over four decades in various R&D activities. He is known in the Indian IT industry as one of the visionary who laid the foundation of first software Technology Park in India. Dr. Sekhar owns a range of intellectual property rights and is leading campaigner to focus on access to technology as the key to social change.He is also assisting various industries to efficiently use latest innovative technologies along with  various funding support so as to immensely contribute to the new Smart Cities initiatives. He has been the advisor to IACC (Indo American Chamber of Co merce) and IACCI (Indo – African Chamber of Commerce & Industry).

Guru is a Chartered Accountant by background and has a career spanning key corporate assignments across the Globe, he is also FINRA registered in US Capital markets (NYSE/NASDAQ).
Corporate Leader and partner with experience in transforming organizations with innovative growth strategies to enter new markets, enhance shareholder value, and implement stronger revenue models. Creating Value by leveraging strengths in; fund raising, cross-cultural collaboration, teambuilding, and program/project management, in order to establish successful international organizations. Accomplished in forming investment banking advisory and technology ventures to position small and Midcap companies for exponential growth through IPOs/reverse mergers with listed companies and through private funding. Guru is also currently a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones focused on Wealth Management.
Guru held leadership positions with Big 4 Consulting firms and has also held C level positions in the corporate world before transitioning to an entrepreneurial role, He has advised more than 200 out of Fortune 500 companies on Business Strategy and Shareholder Value. Guru has also been helping several companies from Asia and other regions to leverage Capital Markets in the States.
Founder of Consulting and Technology firms in States. Guru is also Founder Director of Indus international Research Foundation (IIRF – a think tank), Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Dallas Chapter), is also serving several corporate boards including, Ponce Bank, Brayn CX etc.