About Us

The France India Foundation (FIF) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening Franco-Indian collaborations across diverse sectors through the promotion of meaningful dialogue and facilitating interpersonal connections and engagements.   

With the endorsement of prominent cultural figures, business leaders, and diplomats, the FIF stands as a key catalyst in strengthening partnerships.

As an integral part of the Fondation France Asie (France-Asia Foundation) network, the FIF concentrates its efforts on the Indian region. Working in tandem with the FFA leadership, it actively executes its vision in India to drive impactful initiatives and forge lasting connections.

Our Values


Facilitate conversation between exceptional personalities of France and India from diverse backgrounds.


Work to uphold human values, push for sustainable development and foster progress


Serve as the bridge between France and India as a foremost bilateral institution


Promote mutual understanding by spreading awareness about French culture in India and vice versa

Our Organisation

An integral part of the Fondation France Asie network, FIF focuses its efforts on India. Working in tandem with FFA management, it is actively implementing their shared vision in India.


The “Young Leaders” program is the France India Foundation’s flagship program. It is carried out in collaboration with our executive partner, the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI).


The France-Asia Foundation fosters links between civil societies in France and Asia, encouraging dialogue and the establishment of new partnerships. It strives to promote shared values such as friendship between peoples, humanism, co-development and peace. Headquartered in Paris, the France-Asia Foundation has national chapters in China and India, and is preparing to expand its presence in Japan and South Korea.



Our Recent Activities

H.E. Mr. Thierry Mathou, the esteemed French Ambassador to India, graciously hosted a luncheon at the Residence of France. The Luncheon provided a platform for important discussions, including the Indo-French Strategic Partnership for the France-India Foundation Young Leaders, Board Management, and esteemed Corporate Partners in attendance

28th February

Board of Management Members, Chiki Sarkar and Payal S. Kanwar along with Young Leader Abhinav Prakash met Dr. Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the BJP Headquarters in New Delhi. The purpose of the meeting was to provide Dr. Chauthaiwale with an overview of the objectives and values of the France India Foundation.

18th January


The central objective of FIF is to organize the Young Leaders program, where 10 to 15 promising Indian and French leaders under the age of 40, interact over 4 days to debate current issues. The Young Leaders are chosen on the basis of their exemplary contributions in the fields of business, politics, sport and culture.
"It was simply a unique and incredibly enriching experience! The diversity of profiles among the Young Leaders and their open-mindedness allowed me to leave India having learned about marketing, branding, sourcing, finance, vocal preparation before giving an opera recital, current and future cancer treatments, social media influence strategies, managing a disability to lead both personal and professional life despite everything..."
Marc-Antoine GERARD
Air Force Colonel, Rafale pilot | Young Leader 2023
"I personally consider myself as a catalyst for positive change. I intend to continue playing an active role in strengthening business relations between India and France through the Young Leaders program, and I look forward to seeing the long-term results of it."
Neha Arolkar
Global Head of Innovation, CAPGEMINI Automotive | Young Leader 2023
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