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A leading commentator on India, its economic and political developments and the key implications for business corporations operating and investing in India.
Adit Jain is the Chairman and Editorial Director of IMA India, a business information company he established in 1994. Previously he worked with Lazard India, an investment bank, as Vice President & Head, Corporate Advisory Services, responsible for the Mergers and Acquisitions business.
Adit has advised several corporations towards the development of their India strategy. He has deposed, as an expert witness, at commercial litigations in the United States and in Parliamentary proceedings in India and Australia. He provides briefings to Boards of international corporations in the US, Europe and Asia and is a frequent speaker at emerging market seminars across the world.
Over the years, he has authored over a thousand articles and papers in the domain of politics, international affairs, foreign policy, defence, the environment and business practices. He is editor of IMA's Quarterly Country Report and CFO Connect a monthly magazine for the Finance Function and the firm's principal economic commentator. His writings frequently focus on the economic role of governments.
Adit chairs IMA's CEO and CFO Forums, which have over 1800 clients on a retainer, based relationship. In addition, IMA offers forum based research services for the Human Resource; Marketing and Information Technology functions. He is a non-executive Director on the boards of Sanmar Group; Engineers India Ltd; Certification Engineers International Limited; PR Pundit Public Relations Ltd and BMR Associates. He previously served on the boards of Shriram Transport Finance, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam and Indosolar.
Between 1984 and 1991 Adit worked in the United Kingdom with Wild Barnsley Engineering as Contracts Engineer and Stag Holdings Plc as Strategy Director. He started his career in India in 1982 with McNally Bharat Engineering Company as a Contracts Engineer.
Adit has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India and a master's degree in business administration from the Henley Business School, UK. In 2009, Adit was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in recognition of his interests in conservation. A keen wildlife photographer he travels extensively in the Indian Himalayas and spends time in National Parks in India and East Africa.
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