Alumni Ambassadors 2021-23

Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadorship Programme

The Alumni Ambassadorship Programme was conceived for the promotion of quality people-to-people ties between India and France, particularly in education and research. 15 prominent Alumni of the prestigious France Alumni – India Chapter were inducted into the Alumni Ambassadorship Programme for 2021-23 by the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs HE Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, during his official visit to India in April 2021.

These Alumni have experienced the best of both worlds and have gone on to attain phenomenal success in their respective fields.

Watch highlights of the investiture event here:

Meet the Alumni Ambassadors

Alisha Batth
Independent Singer / Songwriter

Dr Manan Suri
DeepTech Entrepreneur, Founder – CYRAN AI Solutions, Researcher, Associate Professor at IIT Delhi

Hemant Sagar
Fashion Designer & Founder – Lecoanet Hemant

Ishita Kaul
Development Practitioner, UN Women

Anahitaa Bakshi
Knowledge Manager – Climate Action & WASH, Dalberg

Chiranjit Sonowal
Management Consultant

Sushil Reddy
Sustainability Entrepreneur & Activist, Founder – The SunPedal Ride

Nikhitha C.
Social Entrepreneur & Co-Founder – Society for Space Education, Research and Development (SSERD)

Arundhati De Sheth
Private Jewelry Consultant

Abhimanyu Panwar
Athlete & Founder – Sportifying India

Vian Pereira
Cellist, Entrepreneur, Music Educator, Performer

Pooja Dhingra
Patissière & Owner, Le 15 Patisserie

Neisha Machado Fernandes
Business Leader and Retail Consultant

Salman Bukhari
Director of Marketing & Strategy – Raw Mango

Dr Villoo Morawala Patell
Founder & Chair, Avesthagen Limited

In their new role as Alumni Ambassadors, they endeavour to bring closer and invigorate the Alumni network in India, especially during these times of physical distance.

Did you know?

  • The France Alumni – India Chapter is over 11,000 members strong. Register here if you are a France Alumnus/Alumna and wish to be a part of this prestigious group.
  • You have two platforms to exchange, introduce yourself and look for collaborations or tips with other France Alumni: the Alumni Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Have you joined them?


  • Alumni may now organize an alumni event and apply for funding from the Embassy of France in India. Types of events:
      • Thematic exchange.
      • Workshops for alumni.
      • Networking events.