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ET NOW comes up with Season 9 of Leaders of Tomorrow

Shreoshree Chakrabarty December 29, 2020

Season 9 of Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) launched by English business news channel, ET NOW. By offering the most relevant information and access to the biggest experts, Season 9, themed ‘Empowering A Billion Dreams’, champions the aspirations of every enterprising Indian and help shape a better future. The latest season airs every Monday to Friday at 10:30 pm on ET NOW and will be anchored by Mihir Bhatt, Chief Editor – IPs, Times Network and Sunanda Jayaseelan, Editor, Leaders of Tomorrow.

Evolving into a platform that speaks to the next- generation of entrepreneurs, Leaders of Tomorrow broadens its spectrum to focus on the needs of a wider community of Indians, inspiring and enabling them to ideate, problem-solve and get ready for the real world. This season will also address the issues and needs of people from different spheres of life such as an enterprising housewife, a graduate, a new-age entrepreneur, salaried professional or anyone looking to secure their dreams and aspirations for a better tomorrow.

Beginning with an exclusive conversation with V Vaidyanathan – MD & CEO of IDFC FIRST Bank, world’s most renowned personal finance gurus, business leaders, policymakers and entrepreneurs have been lined up for Leaders of Tomorrow. This includes Gautam Singhania – Chairman & MD, Raymond Group, K Subramanian – Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India, Harsh Mariwala – Founder & Chairman, Marico and Founder, ASCENT Foundation, Pratap Chandra Sarangi – Minister of State for MSME, Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Government of India, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Executive Chairperson, Biocon; MD & Chairman, Sanjeev Sanyal – Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Zev Siegl – Co-Founder, Starbucks, Nilesh Shah – MD, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management, Madhu Kela – Founder, MK Ventures, Rajiv Kumar – Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog amongst others sharing their journeys, insights and learnings.

MK Anand MD & CEO, Times Network said, “Entrepreneurship is the central power source of any Economy. As a nation, India needs to substantially increase its commitment and support for this brave community. With the economy regaining momentum after the unprecedented COVID impact, this is an opportune moment in our history to move our focus and energies to this critical area. Leaders of Tomorrow has been our decade long commitment to enable and energize India’s start-ups, SMEs, MSME sector through invigorating and dynamic conversations with several policymakers and business leaders. Embodying the ET Now ethos – ‘Rise with India’, I firmly believe ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’, India’s most coveted platform for entrepreneurship, will continue to inspire the dreams of Indians and recognise the efforts of those who fuel the momentum which will help India Rise to its true potential.”

V Vaidyanathan, MD & CEO, IDFC FIRST Bank said, “Not only is the pre-COVID business bouncing back but to compliment it further, the digital avatar of the pre-COVID businesses will also begin to fire in an accelerated manner. So, you just watch the story, there will be a double-barrel growth. We are happy to be associated with the Leaders of Tomorrow Season 9, which is a theme we like backing.”

With a focus on three core domains – MSME & Start-up ecosystem, personal finances and the next leaders of tomorrow, millennials ET NOW brings a yearlong content series with LoT Season 9 encouraging the dreams and aspirations of every Indian. Featuring financial experts, Leaders of Tomorrow will also introduce short-format educational video series increasing awareness about the importance of personal finance and banking.

Leaders of Tomorrow Season 9 will cover relevant topics revolving entrepreneurship and financial growth and host special digital-first Masterclasses with domain experts from various fields to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise. With the motivation and inspiration to act today to improve their tomorrow, LoT presents LoT Mantra of the Month. To set the tone for the month’s content on the show, these quotes from iconic people from different professions and leadership roles will be used.

LoT Season 9 will be conducting 12 ground events across various cities in India, empowering Start-ups and small businesses with some of the most inspiring stories of businesses and the people behind them.

Showcasing, empowering and recognising India’s most promising businesses, the season will culminate with Leaders of Tomorrow Conclave & Awards.

Watch Season 9 of Leaders of Tomorrow Presented by IDFC FIRST Bank, every Monday to Friday at 10:30 pm on ET NOW.


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