This episode is a discussion with Mr Shailesh Pathak, who is a distinctive and unique personality. Mr Pathak is currently the CEO of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects and has in the past worked in leadership roles with leading firms like Srei, IDFC and ICICI. He served the Indian Administrative Service for 16 years running projects to build roads, power plants, tiger habitats and dams – notably projects linked to the Sardar Sarovar dam. Mr Pathak is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta.
Mr Pathak's view from both sides - as a senior government official as well as an industry leader in the private sector offers a vantage point to understand the needs and opportunities for Indian infrastructure. He has personally run some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country from either side.
The following links were referenced in the podcast:
* Limitations of urban governance: https://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/shailesh-pathak-getting-talent-and-youth-into-politics-115072500933_1.html
* Mr Pathak's experience when the Sardar Sarovar dam was being built - https://twitter.com/shypk/status/909349245894909952?s=20
* Constraints in building infrastructure in India - https://twitter.com/shypk/status/1181098164591325185?s=20