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India as an Investment Destination


When: Monday, November 12, 2018
Starts at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Networking Reception, NO WALK-INS
Where: Consulate General of India - New York
3 East 64th Street
(Between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
New York, New York  10065
United States

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The Financial Women Association of New York in collaboration with the Consulate General of India presents:


India as Investment Destination


India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies. According to the IMF, India is the only major economy forecast to grow more than 7% annually for next two years. Combined with improved regulatory oversight, rapid industrialization, an expanding middle class, large tech-skilled workforce, and policies attractive to foreign direct investment, India could be the newest driver of global growth.

India offers many attractive opportunities for those looking to build a business or a more diversified portfolio. Hear how a FinTech start-up, allocator, private equity investor and fund manager capitalize on India’s potential.


Seema Moody imageSeema Mody (Moderator)



Seema Mody is a global markets reporter for CNBC, located at the network's Global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Most recently, Mody was co-anchor for Worldwide Exchange" based in London. She joined CNBC in July 2011 as a reporter focusing on stories that impact Wall Street as well as tracking the tech and IPO market from the NASDAQ. Mody also hosted a "Trading the Twicker" segment for "Fast Money."




Monel Amin photoMonel Amin




Monel Amin is founder of DiligenceVault - a tech platform that brings centralization, automation and digitization to asset allocator and asset manager due diligence. Prior to founding the firm, Monel was head of risk for liquid investments at Citi with oversight for hedge fund, pensions, insurance and fund of funds businesses. Monel holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors of Engineering from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya, India.


Joseph GijoGijo Joseph
President & CEO
Kotak Mahindra Inc (KM Inc), New York

As President  & CEO of Kotak Mahindra Inc (KM Inc), New York, Mr.Gijo manages the Americas for the Kotak Mahindra Group. He along with his team located in New York manage a diverse set of investors ranging from institutions, family offices and Ultra high net worth individuals; providing them products and platforms that invest into India. Apart from being in the Board of Kotak Mahindra Inc., he is also in the board of various international subsidiaries and affiliates of the group such as Kotak Mahindra UK Ltd, Kotak Mahindra International Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Financial services Ltd.
Prior to his current role, as Director  & CEO of Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd., Dubai branch, Gijo was responsible for business development in Middle East & Africa, looking after Institutional business as well as distribution. Gijo joined the Kotak group in India in 2001 as part of Kotak Securities heading business development for the state of Karnataka, India. He moved to International Business in January 2004 with Kotak Mahindra International Ltd, Dubai and moved to Kotak Mahindra UK Ltd, Dubai branch as Director and CEO in 2007. Prior to joining Kotak group, Gijo worked with Mercantile Securities Ltd, a South India based brokerage and financial services firm across various cities in India.
Gijo  is an MBA (Finance) from Bharthiyar University, Coimbatore and a BBM (Finance) from Mangalore University.


Lucinda Sadrian
Managing Principal
Capital Navigation Strategies

Lucinda Sadrian is the Managing Principal of Capital Navigation Strategies. Her firm raises private debt, private equity and venture capital for companies operating in emerging markets. Lucinda has raised capital and invested in over 40 countries in emerging markets and developed markets.

Lucinda’s work spans raising capital for a variety of industries, including agribusiness & food processing, commodities trading, logistics, sustainable energy, industrial, TMT, infrastructure, health care, education, and specialty finance.

Prior to launching Capital Navigation Strategies, Lucinda raised capital and invested at the International Finance Corporation at The World Bank Group, Fortress Investment Group, Lucent Technologies, and Trammo. Lucinda has advised Boards of Directors in 11 countries and served on 4 Boards in the US and Europe.


Event Schedule

6:00 - 6:30 PM Registration

6:30 - 7:30 PM Program

7:30 PM Networking Reception (food and wine served)


$25 FWA Members, $45 Non-Members  |  NO WALK-INS  |  Includes refreshments

Subway: N/R/W to Fifth Avenue Station. 



This event is organized by the International Affairs Committee of the FWA of NY, Inc.

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.


Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- NO WALK-INS 

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Monday, November 12, 2018.



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