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Nirmalya Kumar

Nirmalya Kumar Interviews: Member – Group Executive Council, Tata Sons Limited | IBEF

Even when the story was very positive and people were going rah-rah about India, those challenges never went away. We have to solve those challenges. Having said that, we are a large market and companies will continue to come here.   Read More >>

Emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem

Slowly, as these young people (in India) are trying to set up entrepreneurial ventures, an ecosystem is emerging around them. You have the PE companies in place. You have started seeing angel networks in place. In Mumbai, it is very easy to join an angel network as a syndicate member and then fund a lot of these small projects   Read More >>

Invisible innovation

As the customer enters a plane, they do not see that the jet engine was made partially in India, or if they go into a Boeing Dreamliner, they don't know that two mission control systems, which are critical, were actually designed by HCL in India.   Read More >>

India's strengths as an R&D hub

India has become an essential part of the value chain of the R&D of any multinational company. That is why you are going to continuously see more and more R&D work coming into India.   Read More >>

Maintaining an innovation oriented culture

From the Tata Sons at a group level, we can't tell companies what to do. In fact in any case that would be the antithesis of innovation.   Read More >>

Perspectives on Indian Economy with Dr Nirmalya Kumar, Member – Group Executive Council, Tata Sons Limited

Perspectives on Indian Economy with Dr Nirmalya Kumar, Member – Group Executive Council, Tata Sons Limited

Dr Nirmalya Kumar, Member – Group Executive Council, Tata Sons Limited, is responsible for group level strategies at the Tata Group, one of India's largest and oldest business conglomerates with a group turnover of US$ 96.79 billion in 2012-13. He was previously professor of marketing and director of Aditya Birla India Centre at the London Business School and has also taught at Harvard Business School, IMD (Switzerland) and Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management). Dr Kumar has also worked on assignments with over 50 Fortune 500 companies in 60 different countries and has served on several boards of directors of companies including ACC, Bata India and UltraTech Cement. A globally respected thought leader on strategy and marketing, Dr Kumar has written six books, the latest being Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global. In this exclusive interaction with IBEF, Dr Kumar elaborates on the importance of a thriving innovation culture for the Tata Group in particular and for the Indian economy in general.

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