Media Invitation Oxford - India Business Forum 2014 “Responsible Business” 8th annual Oxford India Business Forum

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We are delighted to announce the 8th Oxford India Business Forum on the theme of Responsible Business, which will be held on Tuesday 9 December 2014 in Mumbai.

Tuesday 9 December 2014, Mumbai, India: 19.00hrs - 20.45hrs Vivanta by Taj – President, 90 Cuffe Parade, Mumbai Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Panellists will debate the Indian business community’s responsibility to Indian society. Representatives from Oxford University, Indian business, civil society and government will jointly explore: what responsibility means; the role of business in economies and society and; how that role will be defined under the new government and under recent legislation.

Participants will include:

Professor Peter Tufano, Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
U.K Sinha, Chairman SEBI – Keynote speaker
Alan Yarrow, The Lord Mayor of the City of London
Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School
Subir Gokarn, Brookings India
N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services
S Ramadorai, Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services
Zia Mody, Founder & Managing Partner, AZB & Partners
Ajay G Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group

Senior Journalist and Former Bloomberg Editor Vivek Law will moderate a panel discussion on responsible business as the event is livestreamed. Livestream can be found at

Saïd Business School has a keen interest in India through our students, programmes, alumni, events and connections to business. Many of our faculty also conduct research in the country and will also join the Oxford Forum delegation. They are available for interview.

Professor Colin Mayer is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, and the regulation of financial institutions. Colin’s highly-regarded book Firm Commitment: Why the Corporation is Failing Us and How to Restore Trust in It, explores the notion of responsibility in corporations.

Professor Tarun Ramadorai has expert knowledge on the Indian economy, asset pricing, international finance, hedge funds, and household finance. He is a regular contributor to the media in India with a column in Mint.

Dr Janet Smart’s areas of expertise include big data, systems engineering, complex systems, big science projects, and programme management.

Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas explores the impact of the explosion of social media and mobile phone usage, and other technologies that capture human interactions and transactions.

Professor David Upton is a leading expert on the integration of information technology and operations management to provide competitive advantage and on cyber security. David warns that internal cyber-attacks against companies are an increasing threat that costs tens of billions of dollars a year worldwide, can destroy companies, and sink the careers of many senior executives.

Professor Peter Tufano, Dean of Saïd Business School said: “For the last seven years, Oxford University has organised this business event in India bringing together eminent individuals to discuss timely and important issues. Once again we will meet to make a fundamental contribution to thinking and policy formulation on an issue of central importance in the 21st century in India and beyond– Responsible Business.”

Outline of schedule
19.00 Welcome address: Professor Peter Tufano
19.05 Keynote U K Sinha, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India
19.20 Keynote Alan Yarrow, The Lord Mayor of the City of London
19.30 Panel discussion led by Vivek Law
20.15 In conversation with Ajay G Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group
20.45 Close

The event is sponsored and co-hosted by Tata Consultancy Services and organised in partnership with the Brookings Institution India Centre.

Media interviews will be available with the Dean, faculty and alumni. There are also a limited number of media spaces available to attend the Forum. To register your interest in attending, please contact the press office:

Jonaid Jilani, Press Officer, Saïd Business School
Mobile +44 (0)7860259996; Tel +44 (0)1865 614678
Email: jonaid(dot)jilani(at)sbs(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk or pressoffice(at)sbs(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk

Josie Powell, Press Officer,
Mobile +44 (0)7711 387215; Tel: +44 (0)1865 288403
Email: josie(dot)powell(at)sbs(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk or pressoffice(at)sbs(dot)ox(dot)ac(dot)uk

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For further information and speaker updates please see: Oxford India Business Forum

About Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.

In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2013) Saïd is ranked 12th. It is ranked 14th worldwide in the FT’s combined ranking of Executive Education programmes (May 2014) and 23rd in the world in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2014). The MBA is ranked 7th in Businessweek’s full time MBA ranking outside the USA (Nov 2014) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2013). The Executive MBA is ranked 21st worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2014). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 7th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2014). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (Jun 2014) and has ranked first in ten of the last eleven years in The Times (Sept 2014). For more information, see


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