Secretary General & President
Secretary General and President, Sweden-India Business Council
Swedish Indian born Robin Sukhia has worked with India since 1996. Through a Venture Capital firm he was one of the pioneers in the industry to invest into India. Robin has held board positions in India and Sweden and is since 2005 the Secretary General and President of the Sweden-India Business Council (SIBC), Sweden’s largest dedicated business-networking community with India. Under Robins’ leadership, building a competent and high-profile team and advisors, the council has grown exponentially and performed over 500 high quality activities to promote the modern side of India and thereby increasing the interest between the countries.
Robin advises leaders and decision makers in companies, government, agencies and institutions on their India, or Sweden-India related work.
In 2016, SIBC was appointed by the Wallenberg Foundation to be the Secretariat to ISBLRT - India Sweden Business Leaders’ Roundtable consisting of owners, chairmen and CEOs of the 38 largest companies in Sweden (counter group of CEO members in India are managed by CII). ISBLRT was constituted by the respective Prime Ministers in 2016.
Robin sists on the Investment Committee of the AI and Robotics Park’s (ARTPARK) innovation Program (Bengaluru based). He also sits on the board of publicly traded company Scandinavian Chemotech, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York. He has also been a Special Advisor to Risk Mitigation firm Vesper Group.
Robin is an OCI holder and a clear example of how members of India’s extended family, can play a powerful role in strengthening relationships and economic partnerships between the countries.