NIAS Public Lecture: "Paradigm Shift in Governance-Impact on Business and Society," by Shri Suresh Prabhu, 1430 hrs, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Part of the 31st NIAS Programme for Senior Executives on “Be A Transformational Leader”


Paradigm Shift in Governance-Impact on Business and Society


Shri Suresh Prabhu

Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways

16 January 2017, Monday, 1430 hrs, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS

Chairperson: Professor Baldev Raj, Director, NIAS

     About the Speaker

Shri Suresh Prabhu has often been described by many as that “un-common whiff of much needed fresh air on the horizon of Indian public life” is currently the Union Railway Minister of India. An all India rank holding Chartered Accountant armed with a Law degree has been rated as one of three future leaders of India by Asia week. He was, at various times during the Premiership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee of 1998 to 2004, Industry Minister, Minister of Environment and Forests, Minister of Fertilizers and Chemicals, Power, Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises. As Minister of Power, Shri Prabhu introduced major reforms in India's power sector. He was elected a member of the World Bank parliamentary network and chaired the South Asia Water regional group of the World Bank.  He was also Chairman of Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers with a status and rank of Union Cabinet Minister. Shri Prabhu is chairing many parliamentary committees and also working on 16 global organizations and 9 strategic dialogues. Currently he is pursuing PhD in Climate Change from Frei University Berlin and Public Finance from Mumbai University. He runs an NGO - Manav Sadhan Vikas Sanstha to bring about holistic development of communities, through proactive participation of both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, by integrating economic, social, physical, ecological, intellectual and spiritual aspects in developmental strategies.




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Monday, January 16, 2017