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Dr Manu Sasidharan, CSIC Research Associate, has been selected for the 2020 Class of EuropeIndia40 Top 40 Under 40 Leaders.

The Europe India Centre for Business & Industry (EICBI)  launched the #EuropeIndia4 initiative – now in its second year – to discover Top 40 under 40 Europe India Leaders and highlight their contributions in promoting EU India/UK India relations. The 2020 Class of EuropeIndia40 leaders were announced via a virtual event held at the end of November.

There is real need to think about how we can provide maximum mobility with minimum environmental impact, and I am particularly interested in contributing towards capacity-development and influencing evidence-backed policies for the sustainable management of the railways, roads and bridges. Dr Manu Sasidharan

The 14 women and 26 men who made it to the EuropeIndia40 list come from all walks of life and represent 19 different countries, including: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

A Research Associate at CSIC, Dr Sasidharan is developing data-centric approaches for managing critical transport infrastructures. He has previously engaged in research and policy-development initiatives for urban and rural transport in India and Africa while working with research organisations, government agencies and industries. He is a recipient of the Prestige Award for Young Researcher from the World Transport Research Society, Youth Delegate to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018, and Mission Delegate for UK’s Department for International Trade outward railway mission to India 2019.

“I am delighted to be one amongst Top #40Under40 influential people for furthering Eu-India and UK-India ties. While working on applied-research projects I can gather valuable insight into transport issues faced by infrastructure owners, transport operators and also the users. There is real need to think about how we can provide maximum mobility with minimum environmental impact, and I am particularly interested in contributing towards capacity-development and influencing evidence-backed policies for the sustainable management of the railways, roads and bridges.”

Sujit S Nair, Chairman of EICBI, said: “EuropeIndia40 list is an initiative to discover the next generation of leaders in the EU-India corridor and the UK-India corridor who we believe are going to influence policy decisions in these regions. From our experience of playing a key role in promoting EU-India and UK-India trade relations over the last decade, we can proudly say that the future looks very exciting as a new brand of young leaders are emerging from these regions.”

 

 

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