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Held in India’s financial capital on March 23 & 24, 2018, the conference witnessed participation from the leading lights of the business-law fraternity who exchanged notes on how the industry can adapt itself to evolving government policy to attract greater investment into the country

Adding to its already impressive repertoire, Legal Era Magazine organized the 7th Annual GENNEXT Business Congress 2018 in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The Conclave, held at Hotel Taj Lands End, was spread out over March 23 and 24, 2018 and saw meaningful participation from top GCs, business professionals, promoters of companies, directors, CEOs, and lawyers from different parts of the world. There were as many as 25 concurrent panels and plenaries over the course of the two days led by national and international speakers of renown.

The inaugural session of the Conclave was aptly titled, “Business & Law, Impact Of Regulatory Regimes, Global Developments & Future Strategies,” and saw the likes of Anand Desai, President, TiE Mumbai, & Managing Partner, DSK Legal; Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India & Society of Indian Law Firms; and Geoffrey D. Creighton, Immediate Past-President, In-House Counsel Worldwide, & Member, BlackRock Canada IRC; Consulting Editor, Legal Era Magazine taking to the stage to elaborate on the central theme and objective of the Conclave. Aakriti Raizada, Founder & Managing Editor, Legal Era Magazine, Legal Media Group, India, declared the conference open with a warm welcome to all attendees. “The two-day 7th Annual GENNEXT Business & Law Congress 2018 has been conceptualized and constructed with a view to precipitating a collective voice on what should be the desired regulatory framework and what should be the approach of major stakeholders towards it...”, she said.



Prashant Saran

Prashant Saran
Former Whole-Time Director
Securities and Exchange Board of India

Prashant Saran has been a financial sector regulator for over three decades. He has worked in three major areas, namely, securities market, banking, and foreign investment. He served as a Whole-Time Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India from 2009-16, where he was deeply involved in issues pertaining to Investor Education and Investor Protection. He has been instrumental in carrying out far-reaching reforms in Primary Markets and Mutual Funds. He is credited with formulation and acceptance of National Strategy for Financial Education.

Earlier, in his tenure as Chief General Manager In-charge with the Reserve Bank of India where he headed the Department of Banking Operations and Development, Prashant was responsible for regulating commercial banks. In his tenure as a banking regulator, he oversaw the process of implementation of Basel 2 and took the initiative in establishing a modern anti-money laundering regime as well as a system of disseminating credit information. He has also been associated with the opening up of the foreign investment process in the early nineties and helped frame and implement the policies relating to Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Institutional Investors Investments, and Global Depositary Receipts.

Prashant was intimately involved in the transition from the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act to Foreign Exchange Management Act regime. He represented India in the OECD Committee on Corporate Governance during the 2015-16 revision of Principles of Corporate Governance. Prashant has held memberships of several committees. Currently, he is engaged in offering regulatory advice in the areas of securities market regulations, banking regulations, and FEMA regulations.


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