Posted at March 9, 2015, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Mitt Romney lends a helping hand with Charity Vision in India
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, along with his sons Matt and Josh and grandkids Nick, Chloe, Grace and Wyatt, have recently returned from nine days in India, helping out with Charity Vision. Charity Vision provides surgery for the very poor in twenty-five of the poorest countries in the world; Josh is the part-time and volunteer president of the charity, and is responsible for getting all the Romney’s involved.
Together with 14 people who had generously donated to the charity, Mitt and his family “performed vision screenings for school children and for the elderly…lifted spirits at an orphanage…[and] witnessed the miracle of restored vision for individuals who had long suffered from cataract blindness.” On looking back over the experience, Mitt commented that “We return home with greater appreciation, both for India and for America.”
Click here to read the full article and photos of the trip.
Mitt Romney was the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States. He was also a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, which eventually went to John McCain. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Mitt Romney presided over a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and a period of sustained economic expansion. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, he balanced the budget every year of his administration, closing a $3 billion budget gap inherited when he took office.
Posted at May 13, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Expert speakers on the future of India
The eighth phase of India’s marathon general election began this week, and with over 814 million eligible voters it is the largest democratic exercise in history. Some speculate the country will become the third largest economy in the world over the next few decades, but the new leader – to be announced on May 16th – with the future of India in his hands, will face huge challenges to keep it on the right track.
How can trust be restored in India’s fractured politics? What policies can stimulate business, attract foreign investment and reignite its faltering growth? How will India face up to the geopolitical challenges of tension in the AfPak region and a China vying for regional dominance?
We’re pleased to introduce six expert speakers on the future of India, the impact of the election, and how it will shape India in the years to come.
Posted at April 29, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Ravi Venkatesan: “India will teach you to be successful in emerging markets”
Check out this insightful Q&A with Ravi Venkatsean, a widely-respected business leader and former Chairman of Microsoft India, who spoke to India Ink about why multinational companies have no choice but to come to India, and what some are getting wrong when investing in this emerging market. Such thinking is in tune with Mr Modi’s, a popular prime minister candidate for India, whose economic policies focus on encouraging growth, helping business and reducing the size of government.
A passionate advocate for doing business in India,Ravi is currently a Venture Partner at Unitus Seed Fund, which invests in early stage social enterprises.
We’re big fans of Hans Rosling, the Swedish Professor of International Health who uses amazing visuals to show how rapidly the world is changing; speaking in India, Hans argues that India and China are closer to overtaking the US than we think – but they must overcome chronic inequalities if they are to sustain their growth.
“What I’m really worried about is war. Will the former rich countries really accept a completely changed world economy, and a shift of power away from where it has been the last 50 to 100 to 150 years, back to Asia?” And will Asia be able to handle its new leadership role.
For information on Hans’ speaking availability, please contact our Managing Partner, Leo von Bülow-Quirk, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8000