The list was announced on 13th December 2023 during the virtual ceremony attended by Members of the European Parliament, Indian Parliament, and UK Parliament
London/ Brussels/ New Delhi – The EuropeIndia40 Leaders list, a benchmark of the emerging under-40 leaders advancing EU-India and UK-India relations, was revealed during the virtual ceremony on 13th December.
From the European Parliament, Mr Morten LØKKEGAARD - Member of European Parliament/ Chairman - Delegation for relations with India - European Parliaments participated in the ceremony. From the UK Parliament, Senior British Member of Parliament Ms Valerie Vaz and from the Indian Parliament, Mr Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayal MP participated in the ceremony
Initiated by the Europe India Centre for Business & Industry, in its 5th year, the EuropeIndia40 list spotlights young leaders below 40 and their endeavours in bolstering EU-India and UK-India relations annually. The first listing of leaders was released in 2019, and since then, we have continued to unveil a new list each year.
The 2023 Class of EuropeIndia40 list comprises 9 women and 11 men and represents 13 nations - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.. The list of leaders can be viewed HERE
Sujit S Nair, Chairman of Europe India Centre for Business & Industry (EICBI), said, “The robust development of EU-India and UK-India relations in recent years has been remarkable. The current leadership in these regions has adeptly recognized the wealth of opportunities within the UK-India and EU-India corridors. However, the continued progress will rely on the next generation of leaders in these pathways. Platforms like the EuropeIndia40 leaders list play a pivotal role in providing young leaders with a platform to showcase their contributions to a broader audience, essential for carrying forward the work initiated by today's leaders. This initiative by the Europe India Centre for Business and Industry, acknowledging under-40 leaders, significantly bolsters dedication and strengthens ties between EU-India & UK-India."
The Europe India Centre for Business and Industry (EICBI) operates as an autonomous, multilateral body that fosters trade and relationships within the UK India corridor and EU India corridor. Its primary objective is to raise awareness among EU/UK companies about the lucrative business opportunities in India, while also providing Indian companies with insights into the EU/UK market potential. EICBI actively hosts projects and international forums to drive specific business and geopolitical initiatives. Over the last 12 years, EICBI and our associate organisations have organised 29 Major business summits in the European Union (25 summits at the British Parliament in London and 4 summits at the European Parliament in Brussels), whereby EICBI & its delivery partners have engaged more than 2480 companies.