Packing for India


Packing for India

A Life of Action in Global Finance and Diplomacy

 David Mulford

376 pages
26 photographs


October 2014


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About the Book

David Mulford has witnessed and participated in dramatic changes in the world economic system—from newly independent countries in Africa and the emerging Eurobond market to the boardrooms of New York, from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency to the White House and Treasury Department, and from the halls of Oxford to the developing expanse of India. In Packing for India, Mulford explores the underpinnings, vulnerabilities, and great promise of a global economy that through the spread of capital, products, people, and technology has transformed economic realities and aspirations around the world.

Packing for India is also a deeply personal memoir of experience and transformation, a firsthand account of key events, and a reflection on world leaders and on the United States’ role in international finance. At each stage of his career, Mulford faced radically different challenges, which prepared him to serve successfully as U.S. ambassador to India. How, he is asked by many people, did a person from humble beginnings do so many fascinating things? Mulford answers this question by examining where he has been and what he has learned, and he leaves the reader with his vision for a path toward sustained global growth and stability.

Author Bio

DAVID MULFORD is vice chairman international of Credit Suisse and the former U.S. ambassador to India. He also served as undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs and as senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. Ambassador Mulford holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford, was in the first class of the White House Fellows program, and has been decorated by many countries for his outstanding international service.


“David Mulford takes us on a fascinating and personal journey through momentous world events and shifts in global finance. Read, learn, and enjoy.”—George P. Shultz, former U.S. secretary of state

“A distinguished ambassador to India, an undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury, and an eminent banker in private, Mulford has put forward the trajectory of a fascinating life, much of it given to public service.”—Henry Kissinger, former national security advisor and secretary of state

“David Mulford has few equals in the field of international finance. This book is an American story of adventure, persistence, and accomplishment.”—Nicholas F. Brady, former U.S. secretary of the treasury

Table of Contents

1. Early Years 
2. Oxford and Cape Town
3. Africa    
4. Boston, Oxford, Northern Rhodesia
5. Oxford, Washington, Investment Banking
6. Arabia 
7. Treasury 
8. Global Investment Banking
9. Writing a New History with India
10. Going the Distance
11. Epilogue

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