Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Deepak Bagla has a professional career of over three decades, starting with the World Bank in
Washington DC. In 1989 he joined Citibank Global Corporate and Investment Banking team
and held several responsibilities across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In 2007 he joined
Private Equity to start an India dedicated fund for core infrastructure.
Mr. Bagla is currently Managing Director & CEO of Invest India, the National Investment
Promotion and Facilitation Agency promoted by the Government of India. Invest India is also
the execution agency for Government of India’s Start-up initiative.
He is a special invitee on the official Bilateral CEO’s Forum and a member of the Venture
Capital Investment Committee of the US $ 1.5 billion “Fund of Funds for Start-ups” established
under the Prime Minister’s Startup India action plan. He is also a member of the Ministry of
Finance steering Committee on Fintech and a Member of the High-Level committee of the Atal
Innovation Mission responsible for establishing and scaling up incubators and tinkering labs
He was a special invitee to the Government of India’s, “High Level Committee on Financing
Infrastructure” – (2011- 2013), member of the Banking & Finance Committee of the Bureau of
Indian Standards (ISO affiliate 2005-06) and a member of the committee established by the
Government to recommend corporate governance norms for independent directors (2006). He
was elected President of Delhi Management Association (2008-09).
Mr Bagla has a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Economics from St Stephens College, New
Delhi and a dual Masters in International Diplomacy and International Trade and Finance from
The School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington DC.