Pranab Mukherjee

Former President of India

Pranab Mukherjee is an Indian politician best known or serving as the 13th President of India. As a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and a political career that has spanned over 50 years, Pranab is considered a leading expert in predicting and analysing political trends. Also with a background as the Union Finance Minister, Mukherjee can also offer topics surrounding the global economy and emerging markets in his set as an after-dinner speaker.

He made an entrance to Indian politics when the 1969 Prime Minister, Indira Gandi helped him in his campaign to be elected into the Rajya Sabha. He became a member of the upper house of Parliament and very quickly became one of the most trusted aides to the Prime Minister. He became appointed as the Union Deputy Minister of Industrial Development in Gandi’s cabinet in 1973 before becoming the Finance Minister in 1982. He was recognised for the work that accomplished throughout this time as he managed to allow India to repay the final instalment of it’s first IMF loan.

After filling many positions including minister of external affairs and minister of defence, Pranab returned to become the Finance Minister in 2009. Again becoming highly successful in this role, he managed to implement the Goods and Services Tax and scrap the Fringe Benefits Tax and the Commodities Transaction Tax which were positively received by many corporations and economists. He also showed his support in the increase of the budget for literacy and healthcare expanded programmes such as the National Highway Development Programme and even managed to allow for expansion of electricity.

Mukherjee became the first Bengali to become the Presidentof India in 2012. Throughout his term, he received a high amount of popularity from many parties including his opposition for his impressive ability and leadership style. He managed to proclaim the Criminal law Ordinance in 2013 which allowed for improvement to the Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act and Code of Criminal Procedure on laws relating to sexual offences.

A highly regarded, international politician, Pranab Mukherjee is ideal for events in search of an after-dinner speaker who can provide the most interesting and insightful anecdotes surrounding foreign policy and Indian politics.

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When at corporate events, Pranab is known to cover the following topics:

  • Indian Politics
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Drive & Determination
  • Indian Economics
  • International Finance