Evoke 2013 will focus entirely on Money, examining issues such as India’s role within the global economy and policy landscape, emerging markets and the evolution of the distribution of wealth globally, the rise of entrepreneurship, the relationship between wealth and ethics, uniquely Indian attitudes toward money, and the implications of philanthropy and creating a culture of giving.

Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
6:00pm Bombay Stock Exchange International Conventional Hall

We are fascinated by the rich like never before
but the rules of wealth are changing
  • Patrick

  • Patrick Foulis is India Business Editor, based in Mumbai, where he set up a new editorial bureau. He joined The Economist in 2008 and has been Banking Editor and Finance Correspondent. He is the author of the 2011 special report on business in India and the 2010 special report on banking in emerging markets. He previously worked at the the Financial Times, where he was deputy editor of the Lex column, and for six years as a financial analyst, mainly on UBS’s number one ranked telecoms team. He studied at Cambridge and was born and brought up in Scotland.

  • Ashish

  • Ashish Chauhan is the current Managing Director& Chief Executive Officer of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). He was a member of the core team that founded the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in 1992. He moved into a permanent role at the NSE in 1993, and stayed till 2000 when he left as the Vice President. At NSE, Chauhan set up the first successful screen-based trading framework in equities in India which has grown to be the largest equities market in India, created NSE-50 (Nifty) Index and established India’s first commercial satellite telecom network. After leaving NSE, Chauhan joined Reliance Industries as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Reliance Communications. He later became the President and CIO of the group. He also served as the CEO of Mumbai Indians, a cricket team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as the CEO of Reliance Infosolutions, an information technology company in the group, and as the Head of Corporate Communications of the group. Chauhan left Reliance and joined the Bombay Stock Exchange in 2009 as the Deputy CEO. He was made the MD and CEO on November 2, 2012. He also serves as the Shareholder Director on the Board of Indian Clearing Corporation Limited (ICCL), which provides clearing and settlement services to BSE and the United Stock Exchange (USE). Chauhan serves on the Boards of directors of Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL), Bank of India Shareholding Limited (BOISL), BSE Institute Ltd(BIL) and Marketplace Technologies. He also serves on the Board of Governors of IIIT Jabalpur.

  • Mukulika

  • Dr. Mukulika Banerjee teaches at the London School of Economics, with a focus on the political anthropology of South Asia. Her academic areas of interest include popular perceptions of democracy and the culture of elections across socio economic strata.

  • Mahesh

  • Mahesh Murthy has spent 28 years helping big brands with marketing and branding input, and 12 years helping startups with that – and funding too. 18 of these years have been digital-intensive. Mahesh dropped out of college, sold vacuum cleaners door to door, worked with Grey in India and then Ogilvy in Hong Kong, where he won notoriety and awards as Creative Director on Unilever, The Economist, Pepsi and MTV – for whom he made a spot voted “Asia’s best commercial of the decade”. He then moved to a Silicon Valley agency, CKS Partners as CD, GM & Partner, where he helped create the first commercial UI for Yahoo in 1995 and the now-classic Earth’s Biggest Bookstore campaign for Amazon in 1997. After a successful NASDAQ IPO, Mahesh moved to head marketing at iCat, an e-com firm in Seattle later bought by Intel.

    He returned to India in 1999 to run and turn around Channel V, a rival to MTV, till its sale to Newscorp in 2000, then founded Passionfund to invest in startups. His investees include Geodesic, WebDunia, EBS Worldwide, Inkfruit and Doolally. Mahesh has penned reasonably infamous columns in Business Today, Businessworld, Tehelka and WSJ. On TV, he’s played the Donald Trump-like role in Business Baazigar in 2007, and the Dragon’s Den-like role on ETNow’s SuperAngels in 2011.In 2004, Mahesh found a need for a tech-driven, digital-first brand management firm – and set up Pinstorm. With over 100 people across offices in India, Singapore & Malaysia, it is now among South Asia’s leading digital brand management firms, creating award-winning work on the region’s largest telecom, banking, FMCG and retail brands. Mahesh has a passion for early-stage investing and teamed with Pravin Gandhi and Bharati Jacob in 2006 to set up Seedfund, voted India’s best VC fund in 2010. Seedfund has over 22 investees including Carwale, RedBus, AFAQs, Vaatsalya and Edusports.

  • Deval

  • Deval has provided philanthropists with intelligent investment strategies directing over USD $38 million into the Indian social sector over the past 14 years. He incubated the Indian Philanthropy Forum and engaged over 500 philanthropists, multi-lateral agencies and corporate foundations, who are driving the philanthropy agenda in India. He also initiated India’s largest collaborative giving platform, Dasra Giving Circles, which combines in-depth research, funding and managerial support enabling 15 – 30x scale. Deval has also written articles for esteemed publications such as Business India and Alliance Magazine and has been quoted in media channels like NDTV, Times of India, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times and Live Mint. He has also spoken at various events like Global Philanthropy Forum, We the People – NDTV, Unconvention – Forum for innovation in India, Maidan Summit, SOCAP, CSR-CSO Bridge, ICICI Fellows Programme and Mint Conclave.

    Deval is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, completing his Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual Honors degree in Business and Finance and is a Cordes Fellow. Deval also is a founding Board member of Magic Bus and Villgro.