But what is not missing is a highly informal atmosphere which corporate and political leaders from India are enjoying here in this Swiss ski resort town—which generally remains a rarity amid watchful public eye back in India. These top-shots can be seen enjoying their drinks and snacks and cracking jokes at various parties and receptions being hosted here on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Despite these dropouts, Indian delegation still ran into about 125 business and political leaders, which made India’s presence fourth largest after the US, UK and the host country Switzerland.
Those present here included Tata group chief Cyrus Mistry, top executives of TCS and a host of other IT firms such as Infosys, Tech Mahindra and iGate, Bharti group’s Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia and Prashant Ruia of Essar group, bankers Uday Kotak and Rana Kapoor, as also a host of CEOs from many medium-to-large Indian companies. Among the Indian-origin global business leaders, PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi and ArcelorMittal’s Lakshmi Mittal were also present. In addition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram was present along with his cabinet colleagues like Anand Sharma and Kamal Nath, as also Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithvi Raj Chavan. (PTI)