A-4U visited by prominent Indian professionals

On June 1, A-4U welcomed a high-profile delegation of Indian professionals that visit Spain as part of “Future Indian Leaders” programme.

This programme is organised by Foundation Council Spain-India, of which A-4U is part, and aims to give selected Indian professionals, opinion-makers in business, academia, research and media, a first-hand experience of today’s Spain. As part of their visit to Spain, the Indian delegation visited UAb and UPF on June 1.

At UPF the delegation was received by the Vice-Rector for International Relations Josep Ferrer, members of academic staff at the Department of Economics and Business and the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, and also visited UPF campus. At UAB, the delegation was welcomed by the Vice.Rector for International Relations Mercedes Unzeta, participated in meetings with representatives of the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Biosciences, and were given a campus tour. These visits are expected to strenghten existing links between A-4U universities and India.

During their week’s stay in Spain, from 28 May to 1 June, the delegation also visited a number of governmental institutions and businesses in Madrid, Valladolid, and Barcelona. Members of the delegation are:

ZReuben Abraham. Clinical Assistant professor and Executive Director, Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Sanaa Arora. Research Analyst, Strategic Foresight Group (think-tank).

Indrajit Hazra. Novelist and jouranlist. Writer of Sunday Hindustan Times column “Red Herring”.

Sanjeev Kapoor. Chef and entrepreneur. TV presenter, Khana Khazana TV Show, Foodfood Channel.

Alok Nanavaty. Director, Centrum (financial company).

Sunitha Raju. Chairperson (Research), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Trilochan Sastry. Former Dean and Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Sanjeev Sharma. Professor and Head of Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology.

Samarth Singh. CEO, Hybrid Content (brand management company).

Sharon Thomas. Responsable de películas clásicas e independientes, Sony Pictures India.

Foundation Council Spain-India (FCEI) exists to channel efforts made by different sectors of the Spanish society to promote relations with India. The Foundation participates in several government initiatives, including visits to India, cultural and educational activities, investment forums, and meetings sponsored by the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX), and other business organisations. The Foundation is made up of five Spanish ministries, the city councils of Madrid and Barcelona, a number of banks and building societies, businesses, universities and cultural institutions, such as the Cervantes Institute and Casa Asia.

More information on the programme is availble on FCEI website.