BRICS promotes young business leaders & entrepreneurs to tap potential of five nations


NEW DELHI: The BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) has launched a BRICS CCI Young Leaders Initiative on Wednesday with a vision to nurture and empower young leaders and entrepreneurs.

The program is committed to enabling young leaders to become better resources and contributors to global development while also helping them explore sustainable and lucrative work opportunities across member nations.

The initiative will provide extensive industry exposure and vibrant opportunities to young leaders from the BRICS nations to invest in themselves as well the global economy. BRICS CCI Young Leaders intends to hold numerous activities each year under the pillars of Youth Leadership, Nation Building, Thought Leadership, and will further connect with students through its institutional network.


André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil to India in his message at the launch said “I congratulate BRICS CCI for the initiatives promoted, aiming at supporting MSMEs, young entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs and start-ups from BRICS countries and other nations. In this context, I am confident that the BRICS CCI YOUNG LEADER’s program will play an important role not only in preparing new generations to succeed in the professional market, but also in bringing together BRICS countries’ future leaders to discuss alternatives to the challenges ahead”.

Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev in his message appreciated the move and said “It is a timely move reflecting the task to expand the five nations strategic partnership by actively involving business and youth communities. There is no doubt that this event would contribute to the current Russian Championship in 2020 & beyond!”

Sun Weidong, Ambassador of China to India said “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India. Both the countries have huge market potential and there is a strong economic complementarity between them. Youth represents the future, and the future of the BRICS countries is in the hands of the youth. Young people should bravely shoulder the important tasks entrusted by the times and contribute more wisdom and strength to BRICS cooperation”

“Moving forward with the ethos of mutually beneficial and sustainable development for all that defines BRICS nations and the CCI, we are launching the program BRICS CCI Young Leaders to empower, engage and enrich the youth across BRICS nations and beyond. We believe that BRICS CCI Young Leaders will nurture them with the necessary technical and practical solutions for a better future”, said Sameep Shastri, Vice Chairman, BRICS CCI.

Avi Mittal, Chair of the steering committee stated, “Given the ever-changing global scenario, we can’t predict what the future holds for current and future generations. However, what we can do, is empower and equip them with the life skills needed to succeed and adapt to new realities and overcome the challenges that lie ahead.”

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