Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella will be among the co-chairs of the 2019 edition of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
There will be a total of 130 participants from India, more than China’s 109. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Union Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, Andhra Pradesh minister Lokesh Nara and Punjab minister Manpreet Badal will be in attendance.
From the business space, Gautam Adani, Mukesh Ambani, Sanjiv Bajaj, N Chandrasekaran, Sajjan Jindal, Anand Mahindra, Dipali Goenka, Sunil Mittal, Nandan Nilekani, Salil Parekh, Azim Premji and son Rishad, Ravi Ruia and Ajay Singh are the registered participants.
Bollywood film producer and director Karan Johar, as also former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, New Development Bank President KV Kamath are also expected to be present. PM Narendra Modi will give it a miss as he is busy preparing for a tough general election as he faces a resurgent Congress party.
Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of global corporations, central bankers, economists, civil society leaders, media heads, celebrities and heads of international organisations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank are likely to attend.
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