Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee evaluates candidates based on their ability to stand out in their respective field of activity and their leadership potential in their country. It promotes the diversity of profiles and fields of activity (business world, politics, culture, media, etc)

Criteria specific to select a candidate

– Be of French or Indian nationality
– Be 45 years old maximum
– Have skills in an area of ​​expertise, proven leadership experience and be a person led to play an important role in France or India and in the Franco-India relationship
– Demonstrate strong personal commitment to serving society through exceptional contributions

Criteria related to diversity

The Selection Committee seeks:
– A balanced representation of the sectors of activity from which the “Young Leaders” come: politics, administration and the armed forces; business and entrepreneurship, art, media, research and associations.
– Openness and social diversity as well as gender parity

Selection Process

Applications for the Young Leaders programme are announced on the France India Foundation and Fondation France-Asie website. If you are interested or know a candidate whose profile could interest the France India Foundation, we invite you to send an email to:

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