Speaker Anandi Iyer

Anandi Iyer

Director | Fraunhofer Office, India

Anandi Iyer is the Director & Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office for 15 years. With over 20 years of experience in Innovation and Technology she was earlier Special Advisor to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Govt. of Germany (BMBF). Ms Iyer has won several awards including the Outstanding Woman Achiever Award 2013 by ISBR School of Management and Public Relations Council of India, the 51 Most Innovative Smart Cities Global Leaders by the World CSR Congress in January 2019. She has been nominated by the Government of India, as the Core Member of the G20 Empower, and Chair for G20 Empower Working Group on STEM, and been distinguished as one of the top 75 women in STEAM by the Indian Govt and the British High Commission to mark the 75 years of Indian Independence. She is also on board of a leading automotive company in India.  An MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School, UK with advanced German Language from the Goethe Institute New Delhi, she is pursing her PhD from Leipzig University.

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Agenda Items



Day Two

Trust-Based Leadership - Navigating in Turbulent Times

Executive Panel Discussion | Moderated by Melinda Crane

Anandi Iyer | Fraunhofer Office, India
Anke Schaks | ERGO Deutschland, Germany



Day Two

Technology and Democratization of Digitalisation

Think Tank Academy | Session of your choice

Anandi Iyer | Fraunhofer Office, India
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