The Xynteo Exchange/India2022 hosted by Baker Hughes a GE Company (BHGE) is a platform to bring together leaders, capital, talent and ideas to accelerate commercial projects that can advance a new growth model. The first Exchange in 2018 brought together over 300 leaders from business, the startup community, academia, research institutions, the arts and government. This year, we will showcase the exciting progress being made across the coalition’s four impact tracks – Waste to Value, Energise, Healthcare and Sustainable Mining.


The Exchange is a full-day immersive experience that challenges us not only to think and talk, but also to create and do. During the day participants will:



Meet in the Square to hear world-class inspiring leaders – both established and challenger voices.



Explore live projects that are changing the world and understand how you can help them scale by lending your talent, capital and ideas.



Support the incubation and acceleration of commercial solutions to some of the largest human problems facing India.


India2022, powered by Xynteo, is a coalition of purpose-led businesses committed to reinventing the growth model for India, fit for the economic, social and environmental realities and needs of the 21st century. The coalition was conceptualised in late 2016 and launched in March, 2017 with the support of its founding partners, Aditya Birla Group (Hindalco), Baker Hughes a GE company, Cyient, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Shell, Tata and TechnipFMC.


MONDAY 01.04

@The Experimental Theatre- National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA).

17.30 – 18.00 Check In
18.00 – 18.10


Opening performance

18.10 – 18.15 Formal welcome address from the Chair of the India2022 Advisory Board

  • Padma Bhushan Mrs Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, The Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives & Rural Development
18.15 – 18.50 New India @ 75

  • Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog
18.50 – 19.20 Panel discussion: The power of narratives in influencing change

  • CVL Srinivas, Country Manager, WPP India
  • Samir Patil, Founder and CEO,
  • Sharon Pickering, Dean of Arts, Monash University
  • Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director of the Munch Museum, Norway
  • Devdutt Pattnaik, Mythologist and Author

In conversation with Rama Bijapurkar, Chairperson, People Research on India’s Consumer Economy

19.20 – 19.45 Fireside chat: Building winning teams

  • Brett Lee, Sports commentator and former Australian International Cricketer
  • Crispin Simon, British Deputy High Commissioner, Mumbai
  • NK Chaudhary, Founder and Managing Director, Jaipur Rugs
  • Kate Roberts, Founder, Maverick Collective (PSI)

In conversation with Vishal Jhunjhunwala, Founding Partner, Square Consulting

19.45 – 20.00 Closing performance
20.00 onwards SOCIAL



@Nehru Centre

09.00 – 10.00 General Registration
10.00 – 10.05 SQUARE ONE

Opening performance

10.05 – 10.20 Welcome addresses from our India2022 host partner and Executive Committee chair

  • Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman, President and CEO, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and MD, Hindustan Unilever, President, Unilever South Asia & Chair, India2022 Executive Committee
10.20 – 10.35 Inaugural address

  • Honourable C. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra
10.35 – 10.40 From foundations, through mobilisation and a view to scale – The India2022 coalition

  • Subhashini Chandran, Managing Director, Xynteo India
10.40 – 10.55 Panel Discussion: Insights from the field

  • Ritu Kumar, Director Environmental & Social Responsibility, CDC Group
  • Renana Jhabvala, Chairperson, SEWA
  • Sukriti Gupta, Co-Founder, Academy for Earth Sustainability
  • Kedar Sohoni, Founder, Green Communities Foundation
  • Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Cygnus Medicare
  • Anand Madanagopal, Founder and Managing Director, Cardiac Design Labs

Moderated by Adam Savitz, Principal, Xynteo

10.55 – 11.05 Bringing purpose to life

  • Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University
11.05 – 11.40 Panel Discussion: An evolving model of corporate leadership

  • Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India
  • Thorhild Widvey, Chair of the Board, Statkraft and former Minister of Culture, Norway
  • Harry Brekelmans, Projects & Technology Director, Executive Committee, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Thierry Pilenko, Executive Chairman, TechnipFMC
  • Nasser Munjee, Chairman, Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme

In conversation with Latha Venkatesh, Executive Editor, CNBC-TV18

11.40 – 12.00 Panel Discussion: India open for innovation?

  • Nitin Prasad, Chairman, Shell India
  • Sir Malcolm Grant, CBE, Former Chairman of NHS England
  • Jaideep Prabhu, Co-author of Frugal Innovation and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Business and Enterprise, Judge Business School, The University of Cambridge
  • Siddharth Jain, CEO, INOX Leisure

Moderated by Saya Snow Kitasei, Director, Xynteo

12.00 – 12.05 Power of enduring values

  • Bakul Rajni Patel, Founding Trustee, the Nehru Centre

In conversation with Ashish Bhatt, EVP New Growth, Xynteo

12.05 – 12.10 Introduction to The Marketplace: Innovation looking to partner for scale

  • Subhashini Chandran, Managing Director, Xynteo India
12.10 – 13.40 THE MARKETPLACE
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch
13.40 – 14.00 SQUARE TWO

Reawaken our spirit

14.00 – 14.25 Panel Discussion: Democratising opportunities through access to technology

  • Prerna Mukharya, Founder, Outline India
  • Terje Knutsen, EVP Sales & Marketing, Yara International
  • Krishna Bodanapu, CEO, Cyient
  • Vishal Sharma, CEO, DB Schenker, India

Moderated by Ashish Bhatt, EVP New Growth, Xynteo

14.25 – 14.30 The Studios: An opportunity to collaborate and support acceleration for impact

  • Subhashini Chandran, Managing Director, Xynteo India
14.30 – 17.00 THE STUDIOS


Bhaskar Patel, Managing Director, TechnipFMC India

Nitin Prasad, Chairman, Shell India

Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group



Pradeep Banerjee, Executive Director, Supply Chain, Hindustan Unilever

Ritu Kumar, Director Environmental & Social Responsibility, CDC Group

Prabhjot Sodhi MBE Head (Circular Economy), United Nations Development Programme

Sudhir Shrivastava, Chairman, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board



Krishna Bodanapu, CEO, Cyient

Sir Malcolm Grant, CBE, Former Chairman of NHS England 

Ruchika Singhal, Vice-president – Global Health & Medtronic Labs, Medtronic

Ravichandran Natarajan, Head Venture – Philanthropy & Social Capital, Social Alpha



Satish Pai, Managing Director, Hindalco

K.C.Devasenapathi,Director of Mines, Department of Geology & Mining, Government of Chhattisgarh

Atul Kumar Shukla, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests – Land Management 
Government of Chhattisgarh 

Ashis Dash, CEO, Sustainable Mining Initiative, Federation of Indian Mineral Industries

17.00 – 17.10 Exchanging silos for systems: Reflections from our host partner

  • Ashish Bhandari, CEO – India & South Asia, Baker Hughes, a GE company
17.10 – 17.30 Reporting back from the Studios

  • Representatives from each Studio join us on stage to share their experience and outcomes
17.30 – 17.50 Concluding thoughts from the India2022 Executive Committee. Convened by India2022 Chair Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and MD, Hindustan Unilever and President, Unilever South Asia

  • Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India
  • Satish Pai, Managing Director, Hindalco Industries
  • Nitin Prasad, Chairman, Shell India
  • Krishna Bodanapu, CEO, Cyient
  • Bhaskar Patel, Managing Director, TechnipFMC India
  • Ashish Bhandari, CEO – India & South Asia, Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • CVL Srinivas, Country Manager, WPP India
17.50 – 18.00 Closing address

  • Dr Osvald Bjelland, Chairman and CEO, Xynteo
18.00 – 19.00 HIGH TEA RECEPTION



Visa and transportation

If you need any support in organising a visa invitation letter, write to us at The easiest way for those travelling from abroad is to apply for an e-Visa here. Guests should make their own hotel and travel arrangements, unless otherwise agreed as the Xynteo Exchange/India2022 does not pay for travel and accommodation.


The closest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and the easiest way to get to the hotel from the airport is by taxi, which can be booked through your hotel or on arrival at the airport.