Speakers: T.V. Mohandas Pai and V. Balakrishnan

Meet the pioneers who are driving India's digital revolution. As former CFO and Board Director of Infosys, Mohandas Pai explores the idea of a Zurich-Bangalore tech corridor, combining Switzerland's capabilities in innovation with the world’s largest, fastest-growing market. He delves into the technological disruptions which are paving the way for India to become a $10 trillion-dollar economy by 2030.


In 1994, Mohandas Pai joined Infosys, a $5m start-up in Bangalore. During his 17-year period as CFO and Board Director, he played a pivotal role in growing Infosys into a $45bn global giant, which today employs 200,000 people worldwide. He was the first CFO to list an Indian company on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and was voted ‘Best CFO in India’ by Finance Asia. Presently, he serves on the Boards of the National Stock Exchange of India and Havells, India’s largest and fastest-growing consumer electronics company. He is also the driving force behind an ecosystem of technology funds which have invested $350m into 200 early-stage ventures since 2013.

Second speaker: V. Balakrishnan

V. Balakrishnan

CFO of Infosys from 2006 to 2012.

Mr. Venkatraman Balakrishnan, also known as Bala, is the Founder, Partner and Chairman of Exfinity Venture Partners LLP. He served as Vice President - Finance at Infosys and as a Whole-Time Director from June 11, 2011 to December 31, 2013. He served as the Chief Financial Officer at the firm from May 1, 2006 to October 31, 2012.

Return to: Mohandas Pai



Join us on Thursday, October 5th at 17:30 at Baur au Lac for a mind-broadening executive talk at Zurich's most prestigious lake-side hotel, followed by cocktail networking.

17:15: Arrival & Registration
17:30: Introductions
17:40: Mohandas Pai Talk
18:05: Panel Discussion & Q&A
18:35: Cocktail Networking
19:30: Close



The executive dinner is by invitation-only. Reserved for 15 guests, the private dinner at Baur au Lac is designed for board-level executives of companies with over 1,000 employees. The focus of this particular dinner is on disruptive digital technologies and venture funding in Asia. The dinner will commence at 8pm, immediately after the Evening Talk.



Join us on Friday, October 6th at 07:00 at Baur au Lac for a high-level investor breakfast with Mohandas Pai, who currently serves on the Board of the National Stock Exchange of India. The breakfast will be attended by asset managers, investment bankers and private equity investors with an interest in listed stock, private equity or alternative assets in India.

07:00: Arrival & Registration
07:15: Opening Presentation
07:30: Round-Table, Open Discussion
08:15: Networking & Close


Guest Influence

54% Board-Level Executives or Senior Directors at Large Companies
24% Partners or Senior Managers in Professional Services Firms
22% Investors, Political Figures, Students

Guest Industry

32% Finance & Insurance
20% Legal, Tax & Accounting
12% Business Services
12% Manufacturing & Automation