Blog: Dr Mohan Kaul, Chairman, Commonwealth Investment Corporation speaking at the 3rd UK investment Convention

Dr Mohan Kaul, Chairman, Commonwealth Investment Corporation speaking at the 3rd UK investment Convention

We are delighted to have Dr. Mohan as one of our speakers at the UK Convention. Dr Mohan Kaul has been at the driving seat of the Commonwealth Business Council since it was set up more than a decade ago, leading the way in advocating for opportunities for business and enterprise across the 54-member association.

The Uganda Investment Forum 2013 (UK Convention) is now the largest Ugandan forum in Europe designed to promote Uganda as a favoured investment destination in East Africa. The Expo offers participants – private individuals and companies large and small – the opportunity to access business and investment opportunities presented on the day by experts from Uganda and abroad.


Uganda Investment Authority will showcase a compendium of infrastructure projects in various sectors, case studies, highlight key areas and various incentives for would-be investors. Delegates will also hear directly from Ugandan government officials, business leaders and experts as to why they should invest in Uganda as well as deepen their understanding of the investment environment that exists in Uganda. The Expo is an ideal platform for all business operators from the largest corporations to the smallest SME’s to network and increase market share and understanding in the frontier markets.

About Dr. Mohan

Dr Mohan Kaul was appointed Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) on its establishment by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in Edinburgh in October 1997. He is also Chairman of Commonwealth Inclusive Growth Services (India) Limited and member of the Board and chair of Governance Committee of ICICI Bank (UK). He is a member of the Board of the Crown Agents Foundation, Advisory Board of British Expertise and Board of Governors Ahmedabad University, India. Dr. Kaul is currently a member of the Presidential Advisory Councils of Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia. In the past he has served on similar councils in other countries.

His goal for the CBC is to achieve social and economic development through the promotion of good governance, sound market-oriented economic policies and the enhancement of private sector contribution to the national economies. The CBC today has become a centre of excellence well equipped to deliver cutting edge programmes for the Commonwealth’s global agenda. Since 1997, Commonwealth trade has increased from USD 2 trillion to USD 4 trillion and investment flows have reached over USD 200 billion.

Prior to his appointment to the CBC, Dr Kaul served as a Director and senior member of the Commonwealth Secretariat; United Nations adviser; Professor and Dean at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. While at IIM, he was Advisor to the various Departments of the Government of India, including the Planning Commission, Electronics Commission, Department of Foreign Trade. He was also a member on a number of boards and consultant to many leading public and private sector firms including shipping Corporation of India, L&T, DCM & Electronic Corporation of India.

He has led International advisory and consultancy assignments in over 40 countries which includes assisting the South African government of President Mandela on public service reforms, advising the Prime Minister’s department of the Malaysian government, advisor to various Governments a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Management Efficiency Group, leading a delegation to China for discussions with President Hu Jintao on governance and globalisation and conducted the first evaluation of the Grameen Bank Bangladesh. He also addressed a special session of the UN Assembly on public management.

He has held other positions including member of the Board of the World bank’s Africa Virtual University; Board of Directors of the UK-India Business Council, Central Council of the Royal Over-Seas League, and is a Liveryman of the City of London. He is also a member of the Board of the Commonwealth Network for Information Technology for Development, Malta.

He has a PhD in Management Science from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is author of a number of publications. He was also conferred the honorary Doctorate of Letters by Cape Breton University Canada in November 2007. He is a fellow of UK charted Institute of Personnel Development, Fellow of International Institute of Trading & Development, USA and Fellow of Computer Society of India. He was also President of the International Association of Schools and Institutions of Administration.

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