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Sir Dominic Asquith interacts with ISB students

Adding one more chapter to its engaging and educating sessions, ISB hosted British High Commissioner to India, His Excellency Sir Dominic Asquith. Sir Dominic was on ISB’s Mohali campus where he spoke about Britain’s relationship with India, Brexit, and his priorities in his current role.

Starting the session Pradeep Singh, Deputy Dean and CEO Mohali campus, said ISB’s association with London Business School is an example of an engaging relationship where it has been a mentor to ISB since ISB’s inception. Giving the example of an FPM student of the founding batch, who is joining London School of Economics & Political Science as an assistant professor, he said that we are beginning to give back now.

His Excellency spoke about his current priorities, international atmosphere regarding Brexit and also the relationship between India and the UK. Answering a question about his current priorities in Indian context, he said his first priority was to refine the number of objectives that need to be focused and get them going. Another priority on his list was to connect with the next generation and try to present Britain’s credibility as a partner in developing entrepreneurs. He said UK can pass on its expertise and experience to India for smart city concept.

Commenting on the current political scenario and relationship with India in the wake of Brexit, he said UK has high number of Indian students studying in the universities and colleges and he is hopeful that it will continue unaffected. He also spoke about fantastic scholarships that UK offers, citing Chevening Scholarships as an example.

The session concluded with an engaging Q&A with the students, faculty & staff, followed by a vote of thanks.