Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, former President of Croatia visits ISB

By Team External Relations Mar 22, 2023

The Indian School of Business (ISB) had the honour of hosting Ms Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, former President of Croatia. Professor Madan Pillutla, Dean, ISB received Ms Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic and highlighted ISB’s activities and initiatives.

Coinciding with the visit, ISB and Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia inked a graduate student exchange agreement in the presence of Ms Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic and Ambassador Raj Srivastava, Indian Ambassador to Croatia. 

The MoU was exchanged by Professor Madan Pillutla and Dr Mato Njavro, Dean, Zagreb School of Economics and Management. As part of the agreement, the exchange students will be expected to undertake an academic programme, developed in consultation between the home institution and the host institution, at the host institution as full-time, non-degree status students at the graduate level.

Ms Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic hoped that through the formalised MoU, many students from ISB would visit Croatia, which she said is a gateway to Europe and could potentially open more opportunities to ISB students.

Professor Madan Pillutla said that ISB is delighted to add Croatia to its student exchange programme network of 32 countries. He thanked ICCR and the Ministry of External Affairs for their support in organising this visit.

Ms Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic also delivered a distinguished talk at ISB where she addressed the PGP students on ‘Digital Transformation and Green Transition- Basis for a Strong India-Europe Relationship’.

She spoke about India-Croatia relations and underlined the need to spearhead a partnership between the two countries in the areas of digital transformation and green transition. “Climate change is one of the greatest perils our planet has been facing and we have the obligation to take care of it and the future of our own children,” she added.