Deepak Bagla

Invest India

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Deepak Bagla has a professional career of over three decades, with the World Bank, Citibank, and Private Equity having responsibilities across Europe, Africa and Asia. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency promoted by the Government of India. Invest India is also the execution agency for Start-up India and the Prime Minister’s Science and Technology initiative. He is a member of several High-level Government committees including Fintech and Innovation. Mr. Bagla was on the Investment Committee for the Government US $ 1.5 billion “Fund of Funds for Start-ups” and is on the Advisory Board of the Government $7 billion “Fund of Funds for MSMEs”. He is also a special invitee to the Prime Minister’s Science Technology & Innovation Advisory Council. Mr Bagla has a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Economics from St Stephens College, New Delhi and a dual Masters in International Diplomacy and International Trade and Finance from The School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is the President of the Geneva based World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies with membership of 105 countries. Mr. Bagla has been conferred “Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia” by the President of the Republic of Italy.

Sessions With Deepak Bagla

Tuesday, 8 March

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    India's Energy Future: Multiple transitions

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy

    How does India’s commitment to deep decarbonization in the near term, and to net zero by 2070 at the Glasgow COP26 fit in the context of the country’s multiple, sometimes conflicting, policy objectives of energy security, affordable access, and environmental integrity? Against this backdrop, how will India deliver on its multiple promises and manage its energy transition? What are the long-term strategies for the coal sector, with its strong political-economic implications? How will the financially ailing distribution companies manage growing shares of variable renewables and electric vehicles while maintaining grid reliability? What is the roadmap and expectations from new or nascent technologies such as batteries, hydrogen, and CCUS? Is there a role for gas as a bridge fuel in the transition or will coal continue to be the king? What reforms are needed in the governance and fiscal space to introduce dynamism into India’s low-carbon inclusive growth aspirations?