Terming the mood upbeat about India story at the just-concluded WEF summit, diversified conglomerate Mahindra and Mahindra’s top official Shriprakash Shukla said investors across sectors made enquiries here about potential collaborations.
Shukla, who is Group Strategy chief at M&M and also heads Mahindra group’s defence venture, said there was an upbeat mood about India at WEF Annual Meeting, which ended last night.
“I’ve personally received several enquiries from potential collaborators in technology and business to invest with Mahindra in India. by investors across the spectrum for working with Mahindra group.
“The Make in India campaign has really touched the chord somewhere in the minds of the global community and now it is up to us to convert the sentiments into ground reality by proper follow-up and suitable actions,” Shukla told PTI in an interview here.
Asked whether these enquiries were coming into some specific business segments, he said it was across the spectrum and in all fields.
Shukla also said the political leadership present here from India, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and two chief ministers — N Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh and Devendra Fadnavis of Maharashtra — made a strong pitch for the India story before the global community to seriously consider India for future investments.
“WEF always goes beyond just investment and business,” he added.
“At a personal level, I have benefited a lot here from learning and experiences in the fields of environment sensitivity, gender issues as well as promoting equity on the planet.
“Mahindra group itself had a large presence at the Summit with four top executives who interacted actively with over 500 delegates during the summit,” Shukla said.