Sushma Swaraj and Vineet Nayar in FP’S Global Thinkers 2016 List (Download PDF)

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and philanthropist couple Anupama and Vineet Nayar are among the Indians who have been named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 List compiled by the Foreign Policy magazine.

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Highlights

  • Sushma Swaraj was cited in the list ‘for fashioning a novel brand of Twitter diplomacy.’
  • Swaraj was named in the ’Decision-makers′ category.
  • Philanthropist couple Anupama and Vineet Nayar is among the Indians who have been named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 List.
  • The co-founders of Sampark Foundation the Nayars in ‘the Moguls’ segment for ‘unplugging technology so kids can learn’.
  • Nayar’s have created ‘smart class kits’ which include various frugal innovations, such as a plastic audio device that introduces English words and lasts 15 days without a charge. The cost of supplying kits is just $1 per year per child.
  • Other Indians who made it to the global thinkers of 2016 list as follows

    • Nitesh Kadyan
    • Nikhil Kaushik,
    • Anirudh Sharma of Graviky Labs
    • an Indian firm that uses polluted air to create art supplies
    • Immunologist Gursaran Prasad Talwar as the inoculation.

About Sushma Swaraj

  • Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician, former Supreme Court lawyer and the current Minister of External Affairs of India.
  • Born: February 14, 1952 (age 64), Ambala Cantonment.
  • Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Education: Panjab University, Chandigarh, Sanatan Dharma College
  • She is the second woman to be India’s Minister of External Affairs, after Indira Gandhi.
  • She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi for a brief term in 1998.
  • Swaraj is currently recuperating after a kidney transplant.
  • Her popular perception was so positive that many came ahead to donate their kidneys for her transplant surgery.
Sushma Swaraj, FP global thinkers list 2016

Sushma Swaraj, FP Global Thinkers List 2016

Sushma Swaraj, FP global thinkers list 2016

About Vineet Nayar

  • Education: B.Tech, MBA
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Vineet Nayar (born 1962) is an Indian business executive, author and philanthropist.
  • He is the former Chief Executive Officer of HCL Technologies (2007–13).
  • Founder Chairman & CEO of Sampark Foundation
Vineet Nayar, Vice-Chairman HCL Technologies, India

Vineet Nayar, Vice-Chairman HCL Technologies, India

Vineet Nayar, Vice-Chairman HCL Technologies, India

  • Author of management book “Employees First, Customers Second (Harvard Business Press, June 2010).

About Foreign Policy (FP) Magazine

  • Foreign Policy is an American news publication, founded in 1970.
  • Focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy.
  • It produces content daily on its website and in six print issues annually.
FP CEO and Editor: David Rothkopf

FP CEO and Editor: David Rothkopf

FP CEO and Editor: David Rothkopf

  • CEO and Editor : David Rothkopf
  • Company: The FP Group
  • Based in Washington, United States of America.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 13, 2016

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