Managing Team

MR. JOSEPH LE GAL - HON. PRESIDENT

Bachelor in Oenology, he started his career as professor ( PLP certified in France) from 1980 to 1990, further in 1990 he was the Founder-Director of Sainte Thérèse Hotel Management College (Lycée) at city of Le Guerche in the Brittany State till 2002. From 2002 to 2006 he was Director of La Baugerie College specialized in civil and public works, fashion and Social health care at Saint -Sebastien Loire City and 2006 to 2018 he was Director of Sainte Anne International College of Hotel Management at Saint-Nazaire City and also founded Sainte Anne Center for Professional Trainings and Social Health Care in the Pays de la Loire State . He holds very respective and most prestigious titles: Officer of French Academics (The French Academic Palms recognizes those who have rendered eminent service to French education and have contributed actively to the prestige of French culture), Ambassador of European Gastronomie. President from 2006 to 2018 and now Honorary President of National Association of Private Hotel Management and Tourism schools in France He is member of National Union of Technological and Professionals Establishment, European Association of Hotels and Tourism, French institute for tourism and Piolage acadamic group for labelisation (for vocational colleges).


MR. PRASAD S DESHPANDE - FOUNDER - PRESIDENT

Master of Socio-Economics fromUniversity of Lille 1in 2002, he started he career with France India Trade Company based in Lille to promote business relations and tie-ups between French and Indian companies in diversified sectors. In 2004 he was selected as Consultant at The Consul of EU Chamber of Commerce in India and was promoted to Chief Consultant in the same year, during his tenure he managed projects and business tie-ups in different sectors between Europe and India. He promoted 3 major Asia Invest Projects funded by European Commission and also organized India Pavilion Project in 2006 in the City of Arras in France which was a joint set-up of Indian companies in several sectors, this was the first ever project on India done in France. The same year He was invited by the committee of Lille 3000 hosting Indian culture and Economic event to demonstrate Into-French culture and similarities along with the Mayor of Lille, The Indian Ambassador in France and other major personalities of France. He was also Secretary General at Indo-Belgium- Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Resident Director of France of Europe India Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Advisor to the President of FINSB and represented French, European and Indian Schools to develop academic exchanges.


Dr. Anil Srivastav - Head of development for North Eastern India development & International Affairs

Chairman of NEIACCI (North Eastern India ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Founded The First Yoga University of India, He is into International Journalism for past 28 years and being writing on world Affairs. He has interviewed not only the Prime Ministers and Presidents of India but also across the globe.Since decades he has been actively supporting to promote the importante of NorthEast Indian region and states. He is technically qualified in divers domains such as Journalism and Mass Communication, Cinematography and Tourism.


MR. VINCENT DURAND - JURY & Head Of Administrator

Senior consultant in quality, safety, environment & sustainable development with a 20 years experience in goods manufacturing, automotive, food and steel making industry. Many skills in a large range of companies but focused on small and medium businesses in whole French area & Belgium. In charge of EHS management courses at CESI high studies school (Arras, France). Quality, environment & safety lead auditor for SGS certification France.


MR. MARC EDEL - Internal Advisor

Worked as Director of WTC of Lille-Arras and at CCI - International ‘Head- Agro Section’ of North France for 17 years. Creator of ‘LeadExport Trophy’ for the champion companies of Northern France. Commercial Director for Wauquiez Shipyards to develop International distribution of pleasure yachts. Headed for ‘Netwin’ European program supported by European Commission. He is visiting faculty for International Business in top schools of France such as EDHEC and Ecole Centrale de Lille.


MS. OLIVIA CALVET - HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & PARIS CENTER

Worked as Senior Trade Officer at International Department of Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry guiding French companies willing to do business with India and previously to Japan, South Korea and South East Asia. Import Export advisor for SCHISEIDO - France for importing skincare products from USA, Japan and Europe. Communication Director for SCHISEIDO - Europe for International brand development and awareness. Has also worked to identify products to place the French prestigious store 'Gallery la Fayette'.


MR. PIERRE-JEAN BONNAT - HEAD OF STRATEGIC PLANNING

Pierre-Jean Bonnat is specialized on Asian issues. After 10 years spent at general management level for SODEXHO-ALLIANCE and Villeroy & Boch, he specialises in 1993 on the Indian market, first working with the Indian Ministry of Textile as General Agent and then accompanying French companies in their development with India. Acting as Joint Secretary General for France of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI) from 2002 to 2008, he now advises companies on their projects with India. He is also a lecturer in geopolitics of Asia at ISCID (Université de la Côte d'Opale, Dunkirk) and collaborates in trading projects with China.


MR. JEAN - YVES ROPERT - HEAD OF ACADEMICS & LYON

Has been working for 18 years in financial press, after having opened the South France Regional Office of the Financial Times. Since 2005, he is the Regional manager of L'Agefi (French Financial press Group). Since 1993, he is Lecturer at Lyon Universities (Lyon 2 & Lyon3) in "Advertising & Communication" and "Financial Communication and Communication Law". His company, General Regie, advise societies since 1995 (translations, financial reports, legal reports, international development, etc.) and he collaborates to several financial & industrial publications as a journalist.


Mr Love Tyagi: Head of Digital Marketing, Trainer and Courses Conceptor.

Pioneer name in Digital Marketing Field in Gujarat. He is one of the best Digital Marketing Consultant in India. Having trained more than 10,000 professionals and 2450+ CEOs, Mr. Love Tyagi is an online Marketing Consultant, CEO & Founder of Ahmedabad School of Digital Marketing – ASDM located at Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat & Pune . With a passion to explore the possibilities in the digital era, he has pioneered multiple programs for students, working professionals and Entrepreneurs. He has consulted big brands from the country and abroad and have got trainees from IIM A, BMW, MRF, Volkswagen, BYJUs, NID etc. He has become official training partner for Amazon in Gujarat. He is also a trainer for Ministry of Small and Medium Entreprises - Govt. of India. He has already provided training sessions to ETEC students from India in France and now working on developing professional courses for French students on the Indian market and companies prospective. After France and Belgium, ASDM-ETEC have formed a strategic partnership to expand its presence in Europe and India to make a balance of exchange of students to promote and encourage the ongoing socio-economic exchanges between India and EU.


MR. YASH DOMUN - HEAD OF BUSINESS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Digital Entrepreneur, heading ventures in Mauritius, England, France and India and with global exp ansion plans, specilised in utility applications and SaaS solutions. He has extensive hands-on experience in overcoming barriers in setting-up businesses in foreign countries, managing and coordinating several international and remote teams and analysing cultural and social trends to develop and market innovative solutions through mobile technology. Prior to this, Yash spent 8 years managing academic and professional training programs as an independant consultant for British and French institutions, that he marketed both locally and overseas.


Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar - Head of Set-ups and investments in India and Canada

having the experience of two decades is the Mumbai-based founder and Managing Director of Phoren Kampus Pvt. Ltd (PKPL). Having studied from Australia and New Zealand, he demonstrates extensive expertise in partnering with the leaders of educational institutions. His staunch and ethical approach has earned him recognition across the country. With Mr. Thakkar’s remarkable services & value for time, his company is one of the recognized names in the industry and is associated with many well known education entities across the country. His expertise knows no bounds in guiding educational institutes across the world to expand and grow by rendering them with infrastructural facilities and a robust network as resources. Mr. Thakkar’s constant endeavors and zest for the prosperity of education organizations since year 2001, has helped him receive immense respect and commendation in educational industry. Some of his references are: Mod’Art France, AUPP Singapore, AMITY University India,HTMI Project Switzerland and more.


MR. VINOD DESHMUKH - ADVISOR AND ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN AUSTRALIA AND ANDRA PRADESH

He has represented EU Council in south India for three years successfully getting participation of companies for project's organized in France.He admires France and French culture and has voluntarily host French people, promoted French wines, cheeses and French tourism. He has visited France twice and 12 other countries in the world to understand the prospects of aspiring students He was awarded for introducing Irish Education in India by the Ex. Prime Minister of Ireland, he was awarded by the Consulate General of India in Australia for delivering the best social responsibilities for Indian students in Australia and he is highly recognized by the Australian High Commission. He was also a special invitee to Swedish Institue for the transformation of Swedish University on privatisation model for International students. As a social human being he supports studies in India for students from low income background.


MR. SHANTANU JOSHI - ADVISOR AND ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN MUMBAI

Media entrepreneur and educator having 10 years of experience. He is the founder of India's exclusive radio network run by kids and young adults. He is also a visiting lecturer at Ruia Deemed University, Mumbai. Shantanu is the author of a specialized curriculum of mass media & communication offered to the topmost schools of India some of them are Bombay Scottish School, Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Sishuvan School, Jankidevi Public School, Anchorwala Education Academy and others . His project is an experiential learning program where students become the producers and presenters for their media venture, during which they develop and enhance varies skills while having lots of fun! Looking at its effectiveness, the government is extending his project to the ground level for socio-economically backward students to improve their communication skills and boost confidence.


MR. JEAN-LUC SEGARD - ADVISOR

Founded France India Trade and was the first French person to introduce Indian IT sector in north of France in late 90s. Has actively worked with Auchan International purchase departments and has represented French and Indian companies in various field such as Tourism, IT, Agro, Textiles ,etc. Has been twice President of Golf Association of Private clubs of Northern France.


MS. NELLY LE GALL - ADVISOR

Director of EUROPEAN CATERING CONSULTANCY, developing business between India and Europe in the hospitality and catering management. She built my expertise in high standard hotels in London and Paris over the last 30 years. Recently she has carried an extensive research and contacts in this sector working in close contact with Tourism ministires officials by recently launching a multi-cuisine Indian restaurant in Paris.


MR. GOUR SARAFF - ADVISOR

Managing Director of Europe India Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Spain. Dean and Professor of United International Business School in Spain and working for campuses in Belgium and Switzerland. Has worked extensively in USA, Ukraine and Europe in the domain of project management and has organized visits for various Spanish and Indian ministries.


MS. MARTA WIATROSZAK - ADVISOR

Lawyer, licensed tax advisor, experienced business consultant with a 5 years practice in global consulting company from the big four. As business and social contacts with Indians intensified, she decided not only to include them in her practice, but to focus on Indo - Polish - European relations entirely: "Bridging India and Poland - Europe, joining people, their ideas and assisting them to prosper - it is not work; it is a dream come true". She is a Resident Director of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce for Poland.


MR. SEBASTIAN PŁÓCIENNIK - ADVISOR

Is Doctor of Economy, expert in German economy, European integration and institutional governance. Academic teacher with a decade of experience in conducting seminars and conferences. He is visiting professor in Magdeburg, Germany and Halifax, Canada. He is executive manager of educational programs. He realized that his knowledge and experience can make a difference to Indians entering the European market.


MR. PIYUSH MITTAL - ADVISOR

Is a businessman who, first, came to Poland to study. He started his first business in Poland under the rigid control of the communist economy. He grew together with the development of the free market in Poland and has a first - hand experience of the hardships of transition. In addition to his experience as an entrepreneur - import and export between India and Poland, event management, support for Indian undertakings in Poland - he is a founder and President of the Indo - Polish Integration Society.


MR. LARRY D'SOUZA - ADVISOR

Has 30 years of experience of which for last 14 years, he was the Executive Director of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He has also worked with two Export Promotion Councils. He is now having a large contacts base in the Indian Industry. Today, he is the Head of Indo-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


DR. SUDHAKAR DESHPANDE - ADVISOR

During his professional career of more than 5 decades, he received several recognitions including prestigious Government of Maharashtra’s Best Teachers award, ML Khoran Memorial Oration award and Principal of the year awards. He was selected to represent Indian scientists at PARIS SUD University in France on a sabbatical exchange programme. He was awarded as Professor Emeritus and National Professorship by AICTE. Dr. Deshpande was a Chairman, All India Board of Pharmacy Education. He was a member of PCI and AICTE to accredit pharmacy colleges in India. He served as an advisor to several pharmaceutical companies and institutes in India, US, S. Korea and Canada. Presently he is a consulting editor to IDMA’s INDIAN DRUGS journal.


MRS. GAURI CHAUDHARI - ADVISOR

In past 25 years Gauri has been associated with healthcare industry in various capacities. She has handled assignments in Marketing, Advertising and Brand building with India’s top 20 healthcare companies including Glaxo SmithKline, Cipla, Abbott, Pfizer, Dr. Reddy’s, Johnson and Johnson, Zydus, and Merck. Gauri has been coaching senior and middle management teams for Indian and multinational pharmaceutical companies for past 10 years. As a coach she is not only providing conceptual training but also helps these teams with on the job guidance. Gauri is a certified trainer for INNOVARA, an American Company known for its training program in pharmaceutical brand management. As a consultant to Next Plan ,training company operating in pharmaceutical industry, Gauri has been working with top executives from the industry. Gauri has been associated with B schools in Mumbai. She taught healthcare brand management course at NMIMS for 10 years. She has been associated with Pharma management B schools such as IES, SIES MET and conducted MDP for SPJIMR.