The rise of India in the context of the changing world order

The rise of India in the context of the changing world order

Feb 21
CEDA welcomes Greater Pacific Capital Founder and CEO, Ketan Patel, to address CEDA Trustees on the rise of India.  Ketan will outline how this may create a more peaceful world order where the US-China superpower rivalry is balanced by a long standing multi-lateral democracy.
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Ketan Patel, CEO & Founder, Greater Pacific Capital

Event Overview

India’s economy is in the midst of a rapid transition and is expected to overtake the US in size by 2030.  With its GDP projected to cross US$3tn this year and US$8tn within the next decade, this transformation is extraordinary in both scale and speed.  The key underlying drivers of India’s transformation – its favourable demographics resulting in mass-scale urbanisation, technology adoption, consumerism and financial inclusion – hold the promise of a new democratic partner in the world order.  

In absolute terms, India’s growth is comparable only to China’s, which underwent a similar transition from 2006-2014 as its GDP expanded from US$2.7tn to US$8.1tn.  China’s growth transformed its industries, its capital markets, its society and its politics and also drove seismic geostrategic shifts.  India’s rise is likely to be similarly transformative and create a three-way power structure between the US, China and India for the rest of the world to work with.

As Founder and CEO of Greater Pacific Capital, Ketan Patel will share with CEDA Trustees his insights on the growth of India and how this impacts the rest of the world across the realms of geo-politics, economics and investment.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speaker

Ketan Patel
CEO & Founder, Greater Pacific Capital

Ketan is the CEO and the founder of Greater Pacific Capital, an investment firm focused on India and its links to international markets, that invests in technology, healthcare and financials and services. Previously a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. Ketan founded and led the Strategic Group at Goldman Sachs. Based in London and New York, he also covered Asia, including India and China, developing and providing strategic advice to the firm’s corporate, investing and government clients internationally across multiple industries. Ketan’s work included focus on geopolitics and the nature of world power and security and also on the transformational impact of new technologies, media and communications on industry order and value and the impact on major corporations. Formerly, Ketan was a partner at KPMG, where he founded and led their Strategy Consulting and Business Transformation Practice. This unit developed strategies to transform the value of companies and then leveraged the firm’s international capabilities to implement large scale projects. He is the author of ‘The Master Strategist’ (Random House, 2005). He has written and spoken extensively on the rise and fall of civilisations and in particular on the intersection of geopolitics, conflict, economics and social change.

Meet the host

Michael McNulty
Office Managing Partner Perth, Deloitte

Michael is the Office Managing Partner of the Perth Deloitte office consisting of 62 partners and over 650 professionals. He is a Board member of Deloitte Australia, a Director of the Deloitte Foundation and has over 20 years of consulting experience across a broad range of industries but has focused primarily on mining and oil and gas. Michael specialises in large-scale organisational transformation and business process improvement.

Michael has held numerous leadership roles in Deloitte including leadership of the Australian Major Capital Projects initiative, the Perth Consulting Practice and the Australian Products Industry team (including mining, oil and gas, utilities, infrastructure, consumer products and retail clients).  Michael was also the Asia Pacific Energy & Resources Leader and a member of the National Consulting Executive.

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