#EuropeIndia40 is an initiative of EICBI to discover the Top Under 40 Europe India Leaders. This listing covers the stories of leaders below 40 and their contributions to promoting EU-India / UK-India relations. EuropeIndia40 leaders are those who not only contribute to their area of work but are also creating an impact in building stronger connections between the EU / UK & India corridor. 

The first listing of leaders was released in 2019, and then in subsequent years, the list has been released annually. 

2021 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list

5th November, 2021

The 2021 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list was released virtually on 5th November as travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic affected our plans to have a physical event. ​For the virtual release ceremony, we had Members of Parliament from the British Parliament, European Parliament, and Indian Parliament and representation from the EU delegation in India who participated in the announcement ceremony.

British MP Hon Virendra Sharma MP {Member of Parliament - UK/ Chairman - Indo-British All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)}; Member of European Parliament Mr Soren Gade (Chairman of the European Parliament's EU Delegation for Relations with India); Member of European Parliament Mr Sandro Gozi ( Member - EU Delegation for Relations with India, European Parliament/ Former Undersecretary for European affairs of the Italian Government); Indian Member of Parliament Mr Alphons Kannanthanam (Member - Standing Committee for External Affairs, Indian Parliament/ Former Union Minister - India) and Mr Seppo Nurmi (Deputy Head of Mission - Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan ) shared a message with 2021 Class of EuropeIndia40 leaders during the virtual ceremony. Watch the virtual ceremony here - https://youtu.be/to9RoQWiUMI

The 2021 Class of leaders were later given their physical certificates at the European Parliament during the Europe India Leaders Conference on 28th June 2022.

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2021-class-europeindia40-leaders

2020 class of #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list

27th November, 2020

The 2020 class of 40 under 40 Europe India Leaders list (#EuropeIndia40) was released virtually on 27th November as the coronavirus Pandemic had affected our plans to have a physical event in the year. 

For the virtual release ceremony, we had Leaders from British Parliament, European Parliament and Indian Parliament who participated in the ceremony. 

 

From the Indian Parliament, we had Mr ALPHONS KANNANTHANAM - Member of Parliament - India/ Former Union Minister/ Member - Standing Committee for External Affairs, Indian Parliament/ Time Magazine Top 100 Global leaders in 1994. From the European Parliament, we had Mr NICCOLO RINALDI - Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Union - European Parliament, Brussels. From the UK Parliament, we had Hon VIRENDRA SHARMA MP - Member of Parliament - Ealing Southall, Chairman - Indo-British All-Party Parliamentary Group and Lord WAVERLEY - Member of Parliament - House of Lords, the United Kingdom.

The 14 women and 26 men who made to the 2020 class of EuropeIndia40 list come from all walks of life and represent 19 different nationalities - Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The 2020 Class of leaders were later given their physical certificates at the European Parliament during the Europe India Leaders Conference on 28th June 2022.

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2020-class-europeindia40-leaders

2019 class of #EUIndia40 Leaders list

10th April, 2019

On 10th April 2019 ( Prior to Brexit) at the European Parliament in Brussels, Europe India Centre for Business and Industry Patron Hon Caroline Nagtegaal, Member of European Parliament - Netherlands & Vice Chair for EU delegation for relations with India, released a list of 40 under 40 leaders who have been playing a key role in promoting EU/ India and UK/ India trade and relations.

 

The 2019 class of EU - India leaders (UK was still officially part of EU when the summit was held) included 16 women and 24 men from all walks of life and represented 16 different nationalities - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom. The list featured the stories of young entrepreneurs, policy leaders, thought leaders, business executives, trade body leaders, all under the age of 40, who are going to play an important part in shaping European Union - India trade relations during the next few decades. 

Read more details here - https://www.eicbi.org/2019-class-euindia40-leaders