What's Changing In The Country
The global projects exchange is an annual event run by Xyntéo hosted by Shell and IKEA Foundation, brings leaders together to contribute to global growth.
This years' Global Projects Exchange focussed on the ‘India 2022 coalition’ key development areas, including skills, energy, connectivity, health and rural growth.Other participants this year include Naina Lal Kidwai, former CEO, HSBC India and Chairman, Max Financial Services; Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO, SHEROES and Sanjiv Mehta, Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever.
Harry Brekelmans, Projects and Technology Director, Shell, said: “Access to energy changes the lives and life chances of people. Shell has a long history of investment in India and we remain committed to helping the country meet its energy needs. We believe that leadership and cross-sector collaboration are essential to overcoming the barriers to the energy transition. That’s why initiatives like India 2022 are so important for helping Indians gain access to clean and affordable energy.”
Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation, said: “We believe that women can be the most important catalysts for change in their children’s lives as well as in society more generally. By empowering women, we can improve children’s health, education and future – and that’s good for everyone in India. This is why we are supporting the innovative collaboration between Xyntéo and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the India Development Foundation.”
Osvald Bjelland, CEO and Chairman, Xyntéo, said: “At Xyntéo we believe that there is a different way to grow, where the biggest opportunities for growth are found in the most complex human problems. Our aim is to incubate leaders and their ideas and then fuse them to generate new growth opportunities. The India 2022 initiative offers an exciting opportunity for businesses from India and internationally to combine forces to meet commercial interests, while at the same time contributing positively to the country’s future.”