Gurcharan Das – Keynote Speaker

Management Thinker, Author, and former CEO of P&G India

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Specialist Subjects

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Leadership & Economic Reforms
  • India's Future - Economic
  • Social
  • Political
  • High Performing Organisations
  • India vs China - who will win the race?
  • Leadership and Success


  • English


Gurcharan Das is an author, management guru and thought leader. He was CEO, Procter & Gamble India and later Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning). He graduated with honors (phi beta kappa) from Harvard University and later attended Harvard Business School (AMP) where he is featured in four case studies. He is on a number of boards and is a regular speaker to the managements of the world’s largest corporations.

After a 30-year career in business, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He is best known for two books: India Unbound, which gave a personal account of India’s recent social and economic rise. The Guardian called it ‘a quiet earthquake’ and the New York said, ‘Womething tremendous is happening in India and Das has his finger firmly on the pulse.’ It is available in 17 languages and has been filmed by BBC. The second, book, The Difficulty of Being Good, illuminates our day to day moral dilemmas, especially in the business and political world.

Gurcharan Das writes a regular column in the Times of India and five Indian language newspapers, and periodically contributes to the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and New York Times. His other books include India Grows at Night: A liberal case for a strong state, which was on the FT’s best books for 2013; a novel, A Fine Family; a book of essays, The Elephant Paradigm, and an anthology, Three Plays. He has edited for Penguin a 15 volume history series, The Story of Indian Business. He lives in Delhi.

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