Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Who Am I
Ruchir Sharma is an investor, and has
written widely on global economics and politics. As Chief Global Strategist and
head of the Emerging Markets Equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment
Management, he manages over $25 billion in assets under management.
He did his undergraduate studies at
the Shri Ram
College of Commerce in New Delhi, and afterward joined a securities
trading company, and in 1991 he launched a column called For Ex, first for The
Observer, later for The Economic Times of India. His writings attracted the
attention of Morgan Stanley, which hired him in its Mumbai office in 1996. In
2002 he moved to the New York office, which remains his base today.
Sharma is best known in his home country,
India, where “Breakout Nations” broke sales records for a serious non-fiction bookand
provoked widespread discussion over
his view that India has at best a 50-50 chance to be a Breakout Nation. Sharma
has argued for some time that India’s growth shows a clear pattern, rising and
falling with the tides of the global economy, even when its leaders take
personal credit for the periods of strong growth. He has argued that India
needs to develop a stronger, more sustained will to reform, as East Asian
success stories have in the past.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.