The Spain-India Council Foundation is implementing the inaugural edition of the "Indian Future Leaders Program" in 2012, to be held across the cities of Madrid, Valladolid and Barcelona from May 27 to June 2.
The main objective of this Program is to present an updated version of the Spanish reality to a select group of high profile Indian professionals. We seek to foster and maintain special ties between the participants and our country and, in the medium and long term, create a network among the participants, the Patrons and the professionals related to their area of expertise acquainted with during their stay in Spain. The program also enables the associates to know first hand the complex Indian reality through these potential "Ambassadors of the Spain Brand."
Those selected for this first edition, opinion makers in business, academia, research and media, are listed below, along with their profiles, in alphabetical order:
> Reuben 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 journalist. 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, Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
> Samarth Singh. CEO, Hybrid Content (brand management company)
> Sharon Thomas. Head of Independent and Classic Films, Sony Pictures India
As for the agenda, in addition to institutional meetings at the highest level and tourist and cultural activities, we will be visiting leading institutions in their respective spheres of activity, representative of modern Spain and that are part of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, such as Alliance 4 Universities, BBVA, Casa Asia, Instituto Cervantes, Instituto de Empresa,etc.