Anandi Iyer is the Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office since the last 11 years. She has more than 20 years of professional experience, playing a leading role in organisations such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the German Agency of International Cooperation(GiZ),and the Federal Government for Education and Research (BMBF). Under her leadership, Fraunhofer has generated more than Euros 24 Million in contract research from India in the last 6 years. Mrs Iyer is a member of several Hi Level Expert committees with CII, FICCI and German Government. She was the Founder- Chairperson of the European Business Group Bangalore Chapter for over 9 years and a National Council member of the Country Council of the EBG. Ms Iyer is an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School, UK specializing in Strategy and Business Communication, and has Masters in German Language. She is pursuing her PhD from the University of Leipzig in Innovation Systems. Ms Iyer has won awards on leadership and excellence, including the Outstanding Woman Achiever Award 2013 by ISBR School of Management and Public Relations Council of India and the 51 Most Innovative Smart Cities Global Leaders by the World CSR Congress in January 2019.