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Leadership Series is the flagship event of Symbiosis Institute of International Business(SIIB),Pune- held  for management students in India. It is held in the first week of September every year. This Four  day long intellectual extravaganza is a novel initiative in the field of  International Business .The highlight of the event is eloquent and  emphatic Lectures by distinguished personalities in their arena on the fourth or concluding day preceded by 3 days.As the annual flagship event of SIIB, the Leadership Series aims to provide thought leadership in the arena of international business and  by inviting relevant dignitaries to share  their thoughts and  insights on issues of long term and short term relevance to the international business community. This event has always given the students of SIIB a platform to interact with eminent personalities and from this year onwards  we want to throw open our gates  for all  interested students from prominent B Schools of India. Eminent leaders like Sachin Pilot, Rajiv Bajaj and Adi Godrej have attended previous Leadership Series.

Leadership Series 2013 Theme:      “Africa: Shining With Possibilities”

Proposed guest list:

  • Mr Sudhir Vyas, Secretary (West), MEA, Government of India
  • Mr Arun Kumar Khanna, Chief Operation Officer, Emcure Pharmaceuticals
  • Mr Ashok Hegde, Managing Director and Global Head Rubber, Risk and IT, Olam
  • Mr Shishir Jha, Group Head-Human Resources, Jumbo Electronics Co Ltd
  • Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers
  • Mr Shirish Deshmukh, President, Global Marketing at RM Dhariwal
  • Virag Joshi, President & CEO, Devyani International Ltd.
  • J S Hiremeth, Managing Director & CEO, SBI Mauritius Ltd


Indaba Phambili (Zulu for "Business Ahead")-A Print-Ad Making Competition 

-A print-ad competition which tests your business and creative acumen in the context of Africa –A continent lost to oblivion but now fast rising to prominence. Never in the last 50 years have the things looked so good! Today not only the internal businesses are flourishing but the interest of international businesses has also been revived! In fact it is being hailed as the “Asia of tomorrow”.

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB,Pune ), on the occasion of its flagship event SIIB Leadership Series based on  the theme “Africa: Shining With Possibilities”  gives you a unique opportunity to plan and strategize the business of tomorrow! We will give you the opportunity to look at the scenario from both the sides-

Topics: There is an upcoming Indo-Africa Business summit in Pune where African delegates will meet Indian investors and help them with investment in Africa.

1.Either be the African businessmen who have come to India to lure Indian investment into their continent .You have to come up with a poster and an attached write-up  depicting the growth  opportunities in The African continent.


 2.  Be the Indian businessmen who have to plan an investment in the African Continent .Come up with a poster and an attached write up as to which businesses would you like to get into, your target market etc! (Whatever required making a strong case) 


  • The team must register themself at
  • A team consists of maximum 2 members of the same institute.
  • No member can take part in more than one team.
  • The team has to upload their print-ad on the facebook page:
  • The team can also add a small write-up explaining the print-ad along with th uploaded photo
  • The scoring is the sum total of the score on  the facebook impact (likes and sharing) and the score given by the judges
  • The last date of upload is 3rd september, 2013.
  • The winners will be declared on 6th September, 2013.






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Important Dates
01st Sep'13, 11:59 pm (IST)
Entries will not be accepted after
Contact Organizer
Name Email Id Contact No.
Rahul Halder 08390523427
Nakul Parashar 08149850570
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