Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 12 (December)

JSGP organises Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta 5th Memorial Lecture on “The Business of Development: The Role of Philanthrocapitalism”

Jindal School of Government and Public Policy organised the Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta fifth memorial lecture on “The Business of Development: The Role of Philanthrocapitalism”, delivered by Mr. Vikram Singh Mehta, Executive Chairman of Brookings India, New Delhi and Senior Fellow Brookings Institution on 16 December 2019 at JGU.

In addition, JSGP launched the two new programmes: B.A. (Hons.) Social Science & Policy; and M.A. (Economics) during the same event.

Bio of the Speaker


Vikram Singh Mehta currently serves as the executive chairman of Brookings India in New Delhi and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Mehta started his career with the Indian Administrative Service in 1978. He resigned in 1980 to join Phillips Petroleum in London as their senior economist. In 1984, he returned to India to join the government company Oil India Ltd. as an advisor for strategic planning. He joined Shell International in London in 1988. He was appointed managing director of Shell Markets and Shell Chemical Companies in Egypt in 1991, and chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India in 1994. Mr. Mehta is the recipient of Asia House “Businessmen of the Year” award for 2010 and “Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability Best Independent Director “Award for 2016.

Programme Schedule: Dr. Arjun K. Sengupta 5th Memorial Lecture