Economy

Growth could be positive, strong through next year: Revathi Advaithi, CEO, Flex

NEW DELHI: Flex, one of world’s largest contract manufacturers, has a strong business pipeline in India—the company runs three manufacturing sites around Chennai and employs 18,000 people. Revathi Advaithi, CEO, Flex, thinks India does bring a lot to the table when it comes to make in India. However, there is still some distance to cover before India can become a manufacturing exports hub.

Excerpts from an interview.

Given the second wave, how do you view the recovery in the global economy?

It has been an interesting 12 months. But when you see the economic and financial waves, like in 2008, I would say that the pandemic from an economic perspective wasn’t as bad for companies like us. Many critical areas of manufacturing had to keep running. The recovery has been much stronger than what we would have expected. The US…

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