During a period of 1 week, several top journalists from major Indian media vehicles made several stops at major Spanish organizations, including: IE Business School; Indian Embassy to Spain; the Zarzuela Palace for a private audience with HRH Prince Felipe; Spanish Minister of State for External Affairs; Real Madrid FC; as well as top companies such as Indra, Renfe, Santander Bank, and Caixabank. The Indian Leaders Programme is a Spanish government initiative which aims to share the best of Spain with thought leaders from India, and this year’s focus was on bring top media people to Spain to learn about leading institutions in Madrid and Barcelona.
During the week, IE Business School participated in the private Audience with HRH, and a delegation of staff, students and alumni attended the reception at the official residence of the Indian Ambassador in Madrid. During the events at IE, and in addition to presentations from Dean Iñiguez and IE’s regional director for Asia Pacific, Mr. Joël McConnell, the attending media people heard from Kiron Ravindran (previously chosen as FT Professor of the Week) and most importantly, from 2 IMBA graduates and the IE India Club President.
Media represented in the Indian Leaders Program included: Times of India, Tehelka, NDTV, The Hindu, Outlook India, India Today Group, and Financial Express.