Mohan Murti was Europe Director for CII and has over 30 years experience in international work. Largely based in Europe, he was initially India's Representative in UNIDO Paris and Zurich and then with CII, in Cologne, Germany. Well versed in market entry strategies and cross-cultural aspects of doing business, he now represents major Indian business interests in Europe involved in M&A transactions, joint ventures, FDI and technical collaborations. Dr Murti has a Degree in Law & Science and is a frequent guest lecturer at some of the foremost European management schools and Universities.

Serious skills shortage in Germany

If you have a big belly, a long white beard, language skills and are able to sing Christmas songs to little children, you just got yourself a job in Germany as Nikolaus — Santa Claus! Bu... »

A dark spot called India

The power failure that crippled India demonstrates that the country has a long way to go to become a global superpower. »

The dark sub-continent

“Be you never so high, the law is above you.” — Dr Thomas Fuller wrote in 1733. My column this week is prompted by two front-page items in one of the most widely circulated German... »

Tasks before Finance Minister

Montreux, the scenic, tranquil Swiss town flanking the shores of Lake Geneva, is normally known for its annual jazz festival. But the event I attended in Montreux recently had neither musical tone... »

How relevant are diplomats?

Lessons in diplomacy in India can be traced to as far back as The Bhagavat Gita, where Krishna tells Arjuna about quality of one’s speech. He says: “Speech should be precise, truthful and,... »

German lessons for Indian federalism

Indian federalism must go back to work-in progress mode. »

German love for order

India and Germany, a study in contrast. »

Europe stands by its farmers

Europe is unwilling to bow to pressure to cut support to agriculture. »

What to expect from Francois Hollande

It was at the 2010 annual meeting of World Economic Forum in Davos that I understood how concave a man Mr Nicolas Sarkozy was — with neither style, nor substance, and arrogance on a Gallic scale. »

Congress drifting towards irrelevance

Last week, I met with three of my old friends — a former German diplomat who spent many years in India; a professor of political science in a renowned South German university; and a former colleag... »
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