Arun Maira is a thought leader and writer on subjects of transformational change and leadership. He has held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors, bringing a perspective on how the two can work together to foster growth in India.
He served as Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) India for eight years, and spent 25 years in the Tata Group, serving on the Board of Tata Motors.
As member of the Planning Commission from 2009-2014, he developed strategies, policies, and programmes on issues relating to industrialisation and urbanisation. He has also led participative scenario building for the future of India in 1999 with the Confederation of Indian Industry and in 2005 with the World Economic Forum.
He is the author of many books including Redesigning the Aeroplane While Flying: Reforming Institutions, Transforming Capitalism: Improving the World for Everyone, Discordant Democrats: Five Steps to Consensus, Remaking India: One Country, One Destiny, and Shaping the Future: Aspirational Leadership in India and Beyond.