Adit Jain is the Chairman and Editorial Director of IMA India, he is a leading political and economic commentator on business corporations in India, and potential investors wanting to put money into the country. An expert on international business strategy, and professional keynote speaker, Adit's combined specialist knowledge and background make him well-placed to educate business audiences on emerging markets in South Asia.
Adit Jain is an eminent keynote speaker and international business speaker, specialising in emerging markets in the US, Europe, and Asia - particularly India. As founding chairman of the India Missions Association (IMA) and chairman of the India CEO Forum, Adit Jain advises multinationals on their India strategy and is also a prolific writer on politics, international affairs, economics, the environment, and business practices.
Adit Jain is the chairman of the IMA, a business information company established in 1994 by himself. In this role, Adit has advised many multinational corporations towards the development of their India strategy in terms of business and economics. He has successfully handled assignments in the areas of policy amendment, entry strategy planning, location audits, competitor analysis, scenario planning, and joint ventures.
He chairs IMA India's CEO Forum which has over 550 corporations on a retainer relationship. He is also Chairman of IMA's service for senior finance professionals – The CFO Forum - which has about 500 member firms.
Previously Adit worked with Lazard India, an investment bank, as Vice President & Head, Corporate Advisory Services, and was responsible for the Mergers and Acquisitions business.
Adit shares his vast business experience with varied audiences as he works as a frequent speaker at emerging market seminars across the world and he regularly provides briefings to Boards of major international corporations in the US, Europe and Asia. He is often called as an expert witness, at commercial litigations in the United States and in Parliament in India and Australia.
Skilled in writing as he is in speaking, Adit has authored hundreds of articles and papers in the domain of politics, international affairs, economics, the environment and business practices. He is the Editor of IMA's Quarterly India Update and of CFO Connect, an IMA Group publication, and the firm's principal economic commentator. He also writes an online business, politics, and economics blog entitled 'Perspectives', so as a keynote speaker he is always up to speed with the latest developments.
Adit is a non-executive Director on the Corporate Board of the Sanmar Group; Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited; PR Pundit Public Relations Ltd and BMR Associates. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Civil Society, an independent free-market think tank.
Previously, he worked in the United Kingdom with Wild Barnsley Engineering and Stag Holdings. Adit has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, India and a master's degree in business administration from the Henley Management College. He is a Member of the Bombay Natural History Society, the National Geographic Society and a keen wildlife photographer.
His speaking topics include:
- Emerging markets
- India strategy, business and politics
- International affairs
- Economics and the environment