Shri Jayant Sinha is the Minister of State for Civil Aviation,  a Member of Indian Parliament and formerly the Minister of State for Finance. Since he took charge as the Minister on 6th July 2016, the Aviation sector saw a strong growth of 20% per year.

Mr. Sinha has also been an investment fund manager and has been associated with various firms in India and abroad which include Omidyar Network, Courage Capital. His prior business experience also includes 12 years with McKinsey & Company as a partner in the Boston and Delhi offices.

Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Padma Vibhushan is the President of PIC and a globally renowned scientist. Also known as the Dangerous Optimist, he has transformed the world’s largest chain of laboratories – CSIR, pioneered ‘Gandhian Engineering – More from less for more people’, has been honored with 36 doctorates, and is on the board of leading Indian companies.

Inspired by the book – ‘Reinventing India’ authored by Dr. Mashelkar, PIC started a lecture series back in 2011 under its umbrella.

The lecture by Shri Jayant Sinha is an addition to this series.