The U.S.-India Business Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are honored to host Indian Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman for an exclusive roundtable discussion with members. Minister Sitharaman is in Washington for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings the week of October 14.

After a series of sweeping economic reforms, including a major cut to corporate tax rates, Minister Sitharaman and the Government of India are focused on jump-starting the flagging Indian economy.  The Minister is also scheduled to meet heads of public sector banks (PSBs) in advance of her trip to the United States to take stock of recent measures to push credit and revive growth before the festive season.

This is a private, closed-door discussion. To request an invitation to the event or learn more about USIBC’s work in the Financial Services sector, please contact Head of Financial Services Nileema Pargaonker or U.S. Events Manager Devika Singh.

As Prime Minister Modi and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) initiate reforms to improve India’s investment climate, capital markets will offer new opportunities for private equity and the financial services industry. This is a key period for investors to deepen their engagement in India and work with policymakers to build an even more robust regulatory framework that will ensure market integrity and investor protection.

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and HSBC are pleased to host SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi, who will meet with U.S. industry leaders to for a conversation on investor issues and areas for reform in the Indian markets.

We are confirmed to host Chairman Tyagi for the following engagements:

Tuesday, October 1st 
10:00am – 12:00pm
HSBC Tower – 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Wednesday, October 2nd 
12:30pm – 1:30pm
HSBC Securities Inc. – 99 High Street, Boston, MA


Ajay Tyagi assumed the role of Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India, in March 2017. He previously served as Additional Secretary for the Ministry of Finance’s Department of Economic Affairs, where he oversaw the  capital market, investment, infrastructure, and currency and coinage divisions. Chairman Tyagi, an Indian Administrative Service Officer from the Himachal Pradesh Cadre, has held several positions in both state and central governments. He received a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and master’s in Computer Science, and received a master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University