India-origin chief of Microsoft Satya Nadella will co-chair the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meet in January, an event that is likely to be attended by over 100 Indian business leaders, including billionaire brothers Mukesh and Anil.
More than 2,500 leaders from across the world, including from business, government and international organisations, would be coming together for the WEF meeting to be held in Davos from January 20-23 next year.
The theme of the meet would be ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, WEF said in a release today.
Apart from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, other co-chairs for the 2016 WEF meet would be General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Hitachi Chairman and CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi, Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC) Secretary General Sharan Burrow and Al Bawsala Founder and Chair Amira Yahyaoui.
From India, over 100 business leaders and others are expected to participate in the meet. Those include Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Director Nita Ambani, Reliance Retail Ventures Director Isha Ambani, Reliance Jio Infocomm Director Akash Ambani, Reliance – Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s Chairman Anil Ambani, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya and Godrej Group Chairman Adi B Godrej.
Others are Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal, CEO Cramer Ball, Ashok Leyland Executive Chairman Dheeraj G Hinduja, JSW Group Chairman Sajjan Jindal, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, Kotak Mahindra Bank Executive Vice-Chairman Uday Kotak, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, Suzlon Energy Chairman Tulsi Tanti and Kedaara Capital Advisors LLP Managing Partner Manish Kejriwal.
“There are many challenges in the world today, and I feel that one of the most intense and impactful will be shaping the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ driven by the speed, the breadth and the complete ‘systems innovation’ of technological change underway,” WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said.