The Xynteo Exchange/India2022, hosted by TechnipFMC, is an annual event of the India2022 Coalition. Leaders from business, the start-up community, academia, research institutions and government collaborate on tackling today’s biggest challenge – that is, how to create a new growth model that delivers commercial and economic value while solving human problems.


Xynteo catalysed India2022 – a purpose driven global business coalition committed to leverage the power of collaboration. Launched in March 2017, India2022 was given the blessings of the then, President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee who praised the coalition as “the need of the hour”. The Coalition is working to unlock a new model of growth, in line with the 75th year of India’s independence. Xynteo, together with the Coalition founding partners, The Aditya Birla Group, Hindustan Unilever, Cyient, Shell, GE, Tata Trusts, Tech Mahindra and TechnipFMC, is committed to advancing practical projects at the intersection of human need and commercial opportunity. The India2022 Coalition is harnessing the combined strength of purposeful leaders in the areas of energy, waste, sanitation, healthcare and sustainable mining to support the momentum of growth in the country.


10:00 – 12:00

Crystal Room

Over the past few centuries, our growth model has catalysed enormous progress. But this growth model is no longer fit for our needs – or those of generations to come. In many ways, it has become a destructive force, promoting short-term wins over long-term prosperity, compromising natural resources and widening exclusion. India is the crucible for reinventing growth, where we can connect capital talent and ideas to achieve our mission.

We must – and can – grow differently

To grow differently, we must accelerate new ideas at the intersection of human need and commercial opportunity, and develop and deploy new capital and talent to bring these ideas to scale. We are bringing global and Indian perspectives to imagine the India we want to achieve by 2022 and beyond – powered by practical projects and a new generation of leaders.

10:05 – 10:20 Welcome

Thierry Pilenko, Executive Chairman, TechnipFMC and Exchange/India2022 Host Partner

Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever and Chair India2022 Executive Committee

10:20 – 10:30 India2022 Progress

Subhashini Chandran, Managing Director, Xynteo India

10:30 – 10:45 Setting the challenge: ‘Red tape out, red carpet in’

Realising the opportunity we have in India requires an open and honest conversation about the challenges, blocks and opportunities for doing business in India. What is the role of business in breaking the mould and unlocking the opportunity at a system level. How can business and government combine forces?

Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister Industry and Commerce, Government of India

Harry Brekelmans, Projects & Technology Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Royal         Dutch Shell plc

10:45 – 11:15 Fireside chat: The Opportunity Landscape

Sri KT Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MAUD, Industries & Commerce, Mines & Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI, Government of Telangana

Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Cyient

11:15 – 12:00 We can lead differently – As leaders where can we have the biggest systems impact?

To grow differently we know that we must – and can – lead differently. Across geographies and sectors, we are witnessing new forms of leadership being demanded, as society’s needs – and expectations – change. What leadership is required to impact the biggest systems in service of advancing new growth models in India?


Pradeep Banerjee, Executive Director, Supply Chain, HUL

Niall Dunne, CEO, Polymateria


Renana Jhabvala, President, SEWA Bharat

Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth


R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee, TATA Trusts

Ritu Kumar, Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC Group

14:00 – 14:15

Crystal Room

In our Studios, we will forge innovative partnerships to incubate ideas for commercial solutions to real problems. We will work together to identify the end state we wish to see and map the systems to guide the development of early-stage concepts that can eventually be taken to market.

To grow differently we know that we must – and can – think differently. Each studio follows an India2022 impact track theme. We will be split into four studios.

16:45 – 17:45

Crystal Room

To truly reinvent growth as we know it, we must do so together. That means reaching far beyond the natural boundaries of our day-to-day tribes, to hear the voices that are often left unheard, to be comfortable engaging with those who have radically different perspectives from our own, and to be willing to give up something of ourselves, to make it possible to find common ground and take action together.

To grow differently we know that we must – and can – act differently. We draw the Exchange to a close, ready to go back out into the world with a fresh perspective, new energy – and a commitment to practical collaboration to advance our mission in India.

16:45 – 17:05 Reporting back from the Studios

17:05 – 17:15 Fireside chat Scaling the Norway and India opportunity

Prakash Wakankar, CEO, Mahindra Two Wheeler Businesses

Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo

17:15 – 17:35 Reflections from the India2022 Executive Committee

Chaired by Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever

Bhaskar Patel, Managing Director, TechnipFMC India

Nitin Prasad, Chairman, Shell Companies India

Satish Pai, Managing Director, Hindalco

Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Cyient

R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee, TATA Trusts

Alessandro Bresciani, Vice President, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

17:35 – 17:45 Closing

Osvald Bjelland, Chairman and CEO, Xynteo


12:15 – 13:15


It is only when new ideas, capital and talent find each other, connect and combine, that they sustain and  scale. This has long been the traditional role of the marketplace. But the markets that we work with, and  within, today are outdated. Their signals are misleading or incomplete. We believe that there can be a different kind of marketplace. One that fosters new ideas, capital and talent – and brings them together in  new and powerful ways. All projects showcased here have the ability to scale impact and innovate across  India.


To grow differently we know that we must – and can – scale differently.

Leaders from across our community, including India2022 partners, start ups, big business and civil society will showcase their projects.


From Speaker’s Corner we will take inspiration from leaders who offer their own experience and reflections of connecting, talent capital and ideas for a new kind of growth


14:15 – 16:45

Waste to Value (tbc)

Golden Room

Hosted by
Hindustan Unilever

Pradeep Banerjee
, Executive Director, Supply Chain, HUL

Diagnostic HealthcarePrince’s Room

Hosted by

Brian Wyatt
, SVP Medical Technology & Healthcare, Cyient

EnergiseGateway Room

Hosted by
Shell, TechnipFMC and GE

Nitin Prasad
, Chairman, Shell Companies India

Sustainable Mining Ecosystems

Jade and Emerald Rooms

Hosted by
Hindalco Industries

Satish Pai
, Managing Director and CEO,

Hindalco Industries




The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel


“I believe that businesses have a significant role to play in achieving a new, more sustainable and inclusive growth model fit for the future”


Sanjiv Mehta

CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever; Executive Vice President – South Asia, Unilever; Chair, India2022 Executive Committee