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EICBI releases the 2022 Class of EuropeIndia40 leaders list

Updated: Jan 21

The list was released on 9th December 2022 during the virtual ceremony that EU Embassy in India and Indian Embassy in London attended.


9th December, London/ Brussels/ New Delhi - Ambassador of the European Union to India, HE Ugo Astuto, nominated Ms Renita Bhaskar - Minister Counsellor (Head of Trade and Economic Affairs) - Delegation of the European Union to India for announcing the 2022 class of the #EuropeIndia40 Leaders list. The list was announced during a virtual ceremony on 9th December. Ms Ovessa Iqbal, First Secretary (Political, Extradition, High Commission of India, London also spoke to the EuropeIndia40 leaders.

EICBI Chairperson Mr Sujit S Nair inducted the leaders of the 2022 Class. The list of leaders can be viewed here - https://www.eicbi.org/2022-class-europeindia40-leaders.


The 2022 Class of EuropeIndia40 list comprises 14 women and 14 men and represents 16 nationalities - Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, UK.


#EuropeIndia40, an initiative of EICBI, which is in its 4th year, covers the stories of leaders below the age of 40 and their contributions to promoting #IndiaEU / #IndiaUK relations. This 2022 Class of EuropeIndia40 leaders is part of the EUIndia60 campaign, which celebrates 60 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and the European Union (EU) in the year 2022.


EuropeIndia40 Leaders list, the most authoritative list of next-generation leaders playing a pivotal role in promoting EU-India relations and UK-India relations, was announced during the virtual ceremony on 9th November.


Sujit S Nair, Chairman of Europe India Centre for Business & Industry (EICBI), said, “The relationship between UK and India as well as the EU and India have been improving at a great pace over the past few years as the current generations of leaders in these regions have recognised the huge number of opportunities in the UK India corridor and Eu India corridor. It will require the next generation of leaders in the EU India corridor and UK India corridor to take forward the work done by the current generations of leaders and list like EuropeIndia40 leaders list helps young leaders to showcase their work to a wider audience.”

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