Deepak Bagla – Keynote Speaker

Former Managing Director and CEO Invest India

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Specialist Subjects

  • India
  • Investment
  • Joint Venture


  • Hindi


Deepak Bagla has a professional career of over three decades with the World Bank, Citibank, and Private Equity and has held responsibilities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

In 2015 he was appointed the Managing Director and CEO to establish INVEST INDIA, as The National Investment Promotion Agency of the Government and during his eight year tenure (March 2023) the Agency has been acknowledged as the World’s most awarded IPA. Invest India is the point of reference for Investors and also assists several important initiatives of the Government including, Startup India, One District One Product, The Prime Minister’s Science and Technology initiative and the digitisation of the processes and approvals during the investor journey.

In March 2007, Deepak Bagla joined the UK based Private Equity firm, 3i plc, and raised India’s first Global Private Equity Fund dedicated to PPP projects in core infrastructure. With close to USD one billion in committed capital the Fund invested in Roads, Ports and Power projects in India.

From 1989, until March 2007, Deepak Bagla worked with Citibank in the Global Corporate and Investment Bank and held several responsibilities across, Asia, Europe,Africa and Australia. He worked closely with the Corporates and Governments across these regions and was also associated with fund raising for these entities.

His first job at the World Bank in Washington DC was at the Department of Development Strategy which focussed on identifying successful aid models for the Bank’s funding to recipient nations.

He has been a member of several High Level Government Committees including Committee on Financing infrastructure, Core Group on Corporate Governance for Independent Directors, Committees on Fintech, Innovation, Tourism, Healthcare, and a special invitee to the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.

Deepak Bagla has also been a member and special invitee on the official bilateral CEO Forums with, USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, France, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Spain, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Israel, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar and UAE.

Mr Bagla was on the Investment Committee of the Government’s US$ 1.5 Billion ‘Fund of Funds’ for Startups and on the Advisory Board of the Government’s US$ 7 billion ‘Fund of Funds’ for MSMEs.

Deepak Bagla has a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and a dual Masters in International Diplomacy and International Trade and Finance, from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Mr Bagla has been conferred with Doctor of Philosophy (H) for his work in Finance and Public Policy.

He was elected as the President of the Geneva based, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). WAIPA is the world’s single largest Investment platform with a membership of the National IPAs of over 105 countries.

Mr Bagla was given the Special Jury Award for The Ernst and Young, “Entrepreneur of the Year 2023”. He has been conferred, “Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (The Order of The Star of Italy) by the President of the Republic of Italy.

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