Join policy makers and
top business leaders,
in the year's most controversial
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The Alumni Association of Asian Institute
of Management, Manila (AIM), Asia’s
leading school of management presents
The Idea Xchange 2009.
A forum that brings together leading minds from the world of Finance
and Business, to discuss, debate and share their wealth of knowledge.
Also joining as invitees will be a “who’s who” of the business world.
Unique Stimulating Provocative
Idea Xchange 2009 focuses on a very provocative theme: “Are bubbles all bad?”
The speakers are a unique mix of policy makers and highly successful
market practitioners, moderated by Mr. Shankar Sharma - the always
controversial, seldom diplomatic chief of First Global - in a stimulating
manner; and aided by a power packed audience participating with
their own questions, opinions and answers.
Vice-Chairman and Joint MD of First Global
Are bubbles all bad ?
Idea Xchange 2009 explores a controversial theme. A theme that is extremely relevant today, specially in
Emerging Markets, where prudent policies (this time around) have prevented a collapse of the financial
system, thereby, of the country as a whole.
There is a popular belief that bubbles are necessarily bad things that need to be nipped in the bud, rather
than be allowed to prosper and grow, because the bursting of such bubbles is very painful for large parts of
a country’s or region’s population. On the other hand, it could be argued by some that irrespective of the
consequences, bubbles, in fact, lead to higher growth, raise standards of living, encourage innovation, etc.,
all of which are long lasting, secular changes that outlive any short term impact of a bursting bubble.
Both sides of the coin face off in this provocative debate, turning around pre-conceived ideas and shaking up
the status quo. Policy makers like Mani Shankar Aiyar, and economists and business leaders like Anantha
Nageswaran, Ashok Soota and Brian Brown, as well as leading minds like Edilberto de Jesus participate.
Mani Shankar Aiyar Brian Brown
Profiles Mani Shankar Aiyar is a member of the Indian National Congress party and is the cabinet
minister in Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Development of the North Eastern Region. He served
as Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas from May 2004 through January
2006 and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports till 2008. He completed his B.A. in Economics
from St. Stephen's and M.A. in Economics from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He served for 26 years
in the IFS, the last five of which were on deputation to the Prime Minister's Office under Rajiv
Gandhi (1985-1989). He resigned from service in 1989 to take up a career in politics and the
media, entering Parliament. He is, besides, a well-known political columnist and has written
Mr. Brian Brown has spent over 25 distinguished years in the investment banking,
capital markets and securities business. In April 2000 he joined Salomon Smith
Barney (now Citigroup Global Markets) as Managing Director, Head of Equities.
Brian and his team raised over $5bn in new Equity for Indian companies from
2005-2008. In March 2009, Brian started Bluestream India Advisors Pvt. Ltd. He is
also an Independent Director on the board of Indiaco Ventures Ltd. Brian holds a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Finance.
several books, including Pakistan Papers and Remembering Rajiv.
Anantha Nageswaran Dr. Edilberto C. de Jesús
Chief Economist and Chief Investment Officer for Bank Julius Baer President, Asian Institute of Management, Manila.
V. Anantha Nageswaran has been writing regularly for financial newspapers in India Edilberto C. de Jesús has served as the Philippines' Secretary of Education in
since 1996. He writes regularly for MINT, the financial daily published by India's 2002-2004; Edilberto “DJ” de Jesús has solid experience in managing
Hindustan Times and Wall Street Journal. He is a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management educational institutions. A highly respected academic, he was President and
from the Indian Institute of Management and has a doctoral degree from the University Secretariat Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Who will attend?
of Massachusetts for his thesis on the empirical behaviour of exchange rates. Organization (SEAMEO). His other government posts are Presidential Adviser
on Rural Development (1988-1992) and Deputy Commissioner of the
Presidential Office of the Peace Commission (1987-1992) in President 4 CEOs, CFOs
Corazon Aquino's Cabinet. ----------------------------
Ashok Soota Chairman and Managing Director, MindTree Ltd. 4 Policy Makers
Ashok Soota co-founded MindTree, and has played a major role in the development of the IT 4 Economists
industry in India. He was the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during
2002-03, and has served on the Indian Prime Minister's task force for development of the IT
industry. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of World Intellectual Property
Organization in Geneva. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from ----------------------------
IIT, Roorkee and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Asian Institute of 4Management
Management in the Philippines. Professionals
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About AIM & AAI
Asian Institute of Management, Manila (AIM) is the pioneer graduate
school of management in Asia, celebrating 41 years of offering world-
class education that has moulded Asia's business, development, and
entrepreneurial leaders and managers for Asia and beyond. AIM is
known for its intense and practitioner-oriented approach to
AIM uses the case method as the primary mode of learning in all its
programs. In collaboration with a seasoned professor, students analyze
real-life solutions in class discussions, and learn important concepts and
skills. They are drilled in evaluating hundreds of cases during their course
to sharpen their managerial skills. An AIM education means rigorous
training, up-to-date management concepts, and emphasis on analytical,
people management and leadership skills.
AIM Alumni Association of India
AIM AAI is a bonafide charter member of the worldwide Alumni
Association of AIM and has been a platform for active participation,
especially for alumni who are based in India. Today it has a functional
team of 12 Executive Committee members, including four Office Bearers
and active Chairman of the following Committees-Membership
Development, Fellowship & Programs, International Relations and the
newly formed Placement Committee. The team also includes a Manager
and Coordinator for Alumni Relations.
AIM Alumni Association of India, Mumbai
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