First spring Teaching India speaker

The first speaker this semester in the Teaching India series will take place next Tuesday, Jan. 30th, at 12:15 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the SCC.

The speaker will be Girish Godbole, whose talk is entitled, "India: A Land of Booming Economic and Business Opportunities" - With a population of over 1 billion, India, the world?s largest democracy, is fast emerging as a global economic powerhouse. This presentation will focus on India?s importance as a key partner to U.S. and Pennsylvania businesses.

Girish Godbole, who grew up in India, is the CEO and Founder of CEO Ally, Inc., a Pittsburgh based management consulting company that specializes in strategies for growth, profitability and globalization. Currently, Girish also serves as the President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of TiE (, a global network that fosters entrepreneurship. He leads the iPort initiative that promotes interaction between companies in Pittsburgh and India ( ).

Girish is a successful serial entrepreneur who grew up in India and has made Pittsburgh his home since 1984. Prior to founding CEO Ally, Inc., he has been responsible for founding and leading 3 high-tech companies in engineering and IT industries in Pittsburgh.