Indian Business-leaders’ Roundtable (IBR)
The IBR was formed in February 2011 and comprises captains of industry, professionals, entrepreneurs and academics of Indian origin. The objectives of IBR are as follows:
- To engage with senior Indian business leaders based in Singapore who are in the higher echelons of businesses in Singapore, especially newly arrived ones.
- To create a regular platform suitable for the sharing of ideas amongst Indian business leaders and government and business leaders from Singapore.
- To enable SINDA to benefit from their energy, experience, advice and networks.
Key SINDA and IBR Office-holders
DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Chairman of SINDA’s Board of Trustees, is the Patron of IBR. Mr Girija Pande, a SINDA term trustee is the Chairman of the IBR Managing Council.
IBR organises key activities each year, which facilitate networking amongst its members. It also provides a platform for members to meet and interact with business leaders from government and private sectors. In addition, IBR members are briefed on SINDA and its programmes and services. Several members have also sponsored activities at SINDA.
The IBR Dialogue Series is a closed-door dialogue on key issues with senior Singaporean government and business leaders. These dialogues provide IBR members with an opportunity to interact with key Singaporean leaders on issues of interest.
Around 50 members, as well as SINDA Executive Committee members, attended the inaugural event held on 6 July 2011. DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, was the key speaker. He elaborated on strategic issues relating to Singapore and its economic policies. The second dialogue was held on 11 October 2011 with Mr K. Shanmugam, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Law. Around 50 members attended the session and engaged the minister on various international issues.
For more information on IBR, please contact:
Mr S Devendran
Tel: 6393 7259