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    ET Awards 2019: Shanti Ekambaram wants India Inc to sprint ahead & beat slowdown blues


    The economy is bound to be the main topic of conversation when the country's biggest CEOs meet.

    Shanti Ekambaram has been a marathon runner for 12 years.
    The economy is bound to be the main topic of conversation when you gather some of the country’s biggest CEOs at a single venue.

    With the GDP numbers for the September quarter recently out, the economy was almost always the second question asked right after, ‘How have you been?’.

    Having been a marathon runner for 12 years, Shanti Ekambaram, President – Consumer Banking at Kotak Mahindra Bank, had the perfect remark to share when tasked with the economy question.

    In conversation with Bain Capital MD Amit Chandra, she said, “The economy is slowing down so we have to run faster to keep up. We have to run faster to stay in the same place.”

    ET Awards 2019 Dress Code: KM Birla, Aditya Ghosh Look Dapper In Suits; Aditi Premji Stuns ...

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    Power Dressing Takes Centre Stage

    The rock band ZZ Top famously sang, ‘Cause every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man’. A contemporary version would leave no scope for sexism. It would have odes to disruptive dressing. In short, it could be inspired by the ET Awards for Corporate Excellence 2019. Achievers from various fields and of both genders mixed classic with playful as they glided in for the year’s biggest event.

    From pops of colour to cool combinations, disruptive innovation was the order of the day, delivered piping haute by the evening’s most stylish guests.

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