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Warren Buffet, the legendary Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has long been considered one of the shrewdest investors in the business.  This post is not about his prowess in picking stock for investment but about his eye for picking talent. An executive who came in for high praise from him recently was India-born, Ajit Jain, Head of Berkshire Hathaway’s Reinsurance Group.

Jain is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from Harvard Business School who has been in Berkshire for over 20 years. No one knows who will succeed Warren Buffett but many do say that Ajit Jain could well be a fore runner.