‘India Sweden Business Leaders Roundtable’ (ISBLRT) launched successfully! Feb 2019

The Swedish-India Business Leaders ’Round Table or ISBLRT is a high-level platform for business leaders from Sweden and India to identify joint challenges in the fields of research, innovation, investments, financing, trade, business, industrialization and regulation.

ISBLRT will take on and launch projects to forge a strong and durable relationship between the two countries. The forum will provide advice to the political leadership on both sides on the way forward to develop our relationship from bilateral, European and global business perspectives.

The launch of ISBLRT officially came to light in a joint statement between Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén’s and Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s bilateral meeting:

”Both Prime Ministers supported a stronger business-to-business dialogue between the two countries and welcomed the creation of an India-Sweden Business Leaders’ Round Table.” 

“The exchange of ideas between executives and industrialists in the Sweden India Roundtable will foster even stronger ties between our two business communities. The relation between India and Sweden is a perfect match in terms of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. I am looking forward to an intensive and close collaboration.”
Says Mr. Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of SEB and SAAB

Mr. Baba Kalyani comments:
”I am really happy that we had the opportunity to have a high powered delegation from Sweden to come to Make in India. If this can be catapulted into a process, this will be a wonderful start for Sweden India Business Leaders Roundtable initiative.”

Sweden-India Business Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry, CII will hold a joint Secretariat to facilitate ISBLRT.

“CII is indeed pleased to partner with the Sweden-India Business Council and be the Secretariat from the India side for the Sweden India Business Leaders' Roundtable which has been constituted as an outcome of the recent India visit of the Swedish Prime Minister. This Roundtable would seek to enhance business to business linkages between the two countries and truly take the economic relationship between the two countries to it’s next level“
Says Mr. Chandrajit Banerji, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry

”With ISBLRT we will actively contribute to the collaboration of top industrialists and CEOs in a fashion in line with the traditions of SIBC. Having the ISBLRT secretariat with us is of course a great honour, as is partnering with one of our founders in CII.”
Says Robin Sukhia, Secretary General and President of SIBC.


About SIBC
SIBC was founded by the Swedish Confederation of Enterprises and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is also a close partner, as well as Business Sweden. SIBC has performed over 300 quality events over the last 10 years, and has an in-depth Executive Round Table Program.

About CII
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is an association of Indian businesses which works to create an environment conducive to the growth of industry in the country.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, CII has over 7200 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 1,00,000 enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectorial industry bodies.

CII works closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages


For further questions:

Contact in Sweden:
Robin Sukhia
Secretary General and President
Sweden-India Business Council
Tel: +46 709 10 73 51

Contact in India
Rajesh Menon
Deputy Director General and Head of International
Tel: +91 11 45771000