A key pillar of India’s growth story is the development of its infrastructure. However, given the truly vast scale of this mega project, India’s infrastructure build brings with it some major challenges and requirements and hence there is a need to explore the possibility to partner with relevant entities from across the West-East Corridor.
Given NBAD’s unique positioning within this corridor, the bank is ideally placed to facilitate partnerships between India and other entities from MENA and Asian countries. As part of this initiative, NBAD is proud to host a panel discussion on 3rd November entitled “India on the rise: Funding the infrastructure build”.
Participants in this discussion will be as follows:
Given the different perspectives on the infrastructure story represented by the panelists we are looking forward to a very vibrant, relevant and frank discussion about the development of the country’s infrastructure in the broader context of the India growth story.
Please click on any of the above to see the full bio for the relevant participant.
Managing & Founding Partner – AZB
Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners and one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She passed her law degree from the University of Cambridge in 1978 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa in 1978. She did her LLM from Harvard Law School and was then admitted as a member of the New York State Bar by examination in 1980. Zia worked as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie, New York, for five years before moving to India to set up practice, establishing the Chambers of Zia Mody in 1984, which then became AZB & Partners in 2004. The Firm has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune with an integrated team of approximately 300 legal professionals.
Mr. Alex Thursby became the Group Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) on July 1st, 2013.
Mr. Thursby joined NBAD from ANZ Bank where he was chief executive officer of its International & Institutional Banking. During his six-year career at ANZ, Mr. Thursby also served as the chief executive officer of Asia Pacific and America, and as the head of Corporate & Institution in Wholesale Banking N.E. He was the architect of ANZ’s international expansion.
Before ANZ, Mr. Thursby served for 21 years at Standard Chartered Bank; working in various functions such as corporate and institutions, wholesale banking, derivatives, and lease finance; and managed Standard Chartered’s business in diverse geographical areas that included Africa, Americas, Asia, and Pacific.
During his career, he has worked in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, UAE and the UK. Mr. Thursby earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Australia. He also attended London Business School – International Business Consortium, and Senior International Management program at Insead, France.
Chavan Bhogaita currently works as Managing Director & Global Head of Market Insights at National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Earlier, he worked with the Alternative Investments and Fixed Income teams within NBAD’s Global Markets Division. He joined NBAD in 2009, specialising in GCC credit markets (bonds and sukuk) across all sectors. He has 20 years of professional experience in banking and finance, of which 14 years were in credit research and analysis - his previous roles include Head of Middle East Credit Research at HSBC (Dubai), Head of Credit Research at Commerzbank (London), and senior credit analyst at Bear Stearns (London), and 6 years prior to his time in financial markets were spent in the areas of corporate recovery & insolvency, auditing, and corporate finance in the UK.
Since he joined NBAD, Chavan has focused on the GCC fixed income markets and as such he spends much of his time talking to institutional investors around the world providing them with his analysis, insights and views on this market and the entities/issuers within it. For instance, the Dubai Inc debt story, Abu Dhabi and its GREs, etc are among his core areas of coverage. He is also frequently quoted in international and regional media (such as Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, WSJ, etc).