A big welcome to Mr. Himmat Kalsia as Trustee and Chairperson of the Award Programme Foundation. We bid adieu to Ms. Kidwai and are grateful to her for the exemplary leadership. Mr. Kalsia's extensive experience will help us build IAYP to be the 'Programme of Choice' for all Young Indians.
Mr Kalsia has over 28 years of experience in commercial policy, country risk analysis and control, correspondent banking and finance in the Africas, South East Asia and Far East Asia regions. Some highlights of his extensive career include serving as Deputy Manager for CALYON in South Africa , General Manager of Banque Internationale des Mascareignes, Mauritius (Crédit Lyonnais Group), Deputy General Manager for Crédit Lyonnais Group in India, Deputy Manager for Asia and the Pacific Basin in the International Division. He currently holds directorships at CIM Financial Services, Multiconsult, IMM based in Mauritius and Investrade Securities India Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Kalsia strongly believes that the Award Programme is specifically significant for young women in a developing economy as India. Fair economic and social progress will take place only when we focus on developing all women. He certainly looks forward to more women participating in the Award. Congratulations and good luck!
Photo L to R: Mrs Naina Lal Kidwai, Mr Himmat Kalsia and Craig Andrew, Executive Director: International Development