Meet the Delegation of Focus India 2020!

We are proud to have such a great diversity of students on board, studying Business Administration, International Management, International Business Management, Applied Psychology, and Business Information Technology!

Applied Psychology

Rosina Genovese

„I think belonging to the Focus India delegation helps me grow in many different ways besides the fact that I was already able to build up some great business networks.“

Raphael Wyss

„I chose Focus India because I always wanted to visit India and the opportunity to visit a different country and getting an insight into its business world is unique. Focus India will be an unforgettable experience.“

Anna Beretta

“Together we are strong. I chose Focus India because I believe that intercultural cooperation is indispensable and only by working all together we can make a change in our world.”

Seraina Dosch

„It has always been my dream to visit India as I love to travel and meet new and interesting people. I am a very open and communicative person and Focus India will be a great opportunity to expand my network and collect exciting impressions in a stunning country. By participating in Focus India, I will get the chance to meet various companies and furthermore gain an insight into India’s culture. For me, Focus India is my first international project, which is very exciting and I am very eager to enrich you with my experiences and knowledge in Economic Psychology.“

Business Information Technology

Michel Beugger

„I chose Focus India because India is the only country I haven’t visited so far from all the possible options. In addition, during my previous work experience I personally got involved in a project where jobs were outsourced to India which makes me wonder about the reasons why companies choose to enter the Indian market.“

Emanuel Graf

„I chose Focus India because it is one of the countries that will become a leading nation in the technologies of today and tomorrow. Having the skills to understand and adapt to the Indian culture is a vital asset for a bright future. With the insights of the prep seminar, I feel well prepared for the trip and to adapt to the Indian culture.“

Timothy Triebold

“From the Preparatory Seminar I learned that India is a country with a very diverse social and cultural heritage, in which all the different aspects are represented but nevertheless united (Unity in diversity).”

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Business Administration

Aline Schweizer

„As a delegation member of Focus India 2020, I have the chance to be part of an international project. I am not only keen to learn more about the intercultural differences, but I am also fascinated by learning more about the Indian strategy of doing business. Focus India enables me to expand my network and gain a valuable insight into the country itself, which I am very much looking forward to.“

Dario Flückiger

“There are two main reasons why I chose Focus India: From my economic eye, India, as the largest democracy in the world, is probably one of the most interesting countries and one of the key players all over the world. From my travel eye, I chose India because it is one of the countries I never got in touch with in any way. It is interesting to see a different culture and to learn first hand how India, its people, and the work there really is.”

Rémy Thrier

„From the Preparatory Seminar I learned that India is a country full of opportunities. I am looking forward to explore India and learn more about transformation of mobility, adaptability and healthcare access.“

Jasmina Velupillai

“I chose Focus India because I have a deep interest in the Indian culture, history, and language. From the Preparatory Seminar I learned that India will have a great impact on global economic growth in the future. Thanks to Focus India and I am looking forward to the On-Site Seminar.”

Florian Meier

“I chose Focus India because I am very interested to see how companies are managed in a fascinating country like India. I look back on a highly interesting Preparatory Seminar. The highlights of the Preparatory Seminar were the company visits to Swiss Post and Accenture. I was able to learn a lot about their work processes. It was very exciting to talk to the managers about their experiences. I am looking forward visiting great companies in India and learning more about the Indian culture and life. Thanks to Focus India I will have the opportunity to get to know corporate cultures in India.”

Sarah Rauber

“I chose Focus India because new cultures and countries have always fascinated me. India is a very interesting country in this respect, as the mentality and life are completely different from Switzerland. I am convinced that I will learn a lot from this unforgettable experience and that it will broaden my personal horizon. I am grateful to be part of this delegation and I am very much looking forward to this adventure.”

Nik Ulrich

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to get an insight into India’s business world. Furthermore, I am looking forward to the Indian culture, cuisine, and the contact with the other delegation members.”

International Management & International Business Management

Wilhelm Düggelin

“After having participated in writing a research paper about a Swiss rolling stock company’s opportunities and ambitions in the Indian market, I became immediately fascinated by the county as well as the Swiss industrial companies that compete in it. The Preparatory Seminar has allowed me to get firsthand information and thus more realistic insights into the country’s economy, politics and culture. I am very much looking forward to learn a lot more on site soon!”

Martina Hespelt

“During the Preparatory Seminar we had the unique opportunity to learn more about this year’s topics from experts of their fields. I personally highly value that the delegation always had the chance to ask questions and also gain more insight about areas that are outside of their field of study. The two company visits provided a great setting to collaborate with each other to find new and innovative ideas in a highly applied way.”

Lara Wieland

„Being part of Focus India will be a great extra value for my future. Facing the Indian culture and behavior will broaden my horizon, this is why I have chosen Focus India.“

Mara Milani

„Focus India provides a unique insight into various aspects of the Indian business environment. Facing such a different culture is a pure richness to broaden my horizon and to get out of my comfort zone. India’s growth potential and capabilities offer endless opportunities. It’s a rare springboard to boost career prospects and to expand my network. The three interrelated themes are crucial for our future and are touching different aspects like the worldwide economy, ecological issues, health and mobility quality.“

Accompanying Staff

Anja Siegenthaler

“As a curios globetrotter who is interested in various cultures, other ways of doing business and different ways of life, being able to join Focus India is a great opportunity to broaden my horizon with a group of 28 like minded people. Throughout the Preparatory Seminar I learned that India is a country of paradoxes that will shock and astonish you at the same time. From the On-Site Seminar I expect to get an impression of this incredible and diverse country. I m very much looking forward to discover this noisy and colorful place, that is home to more than 1.3 billion people and which will definitely leave the 28 of us speachless sometimes.”

Dr. Larssyn Staley

“The Focus India project team did an incredible job of signing an excellent range speakers for the Preparatory Seminar. The speakers spoke on a range of topics, but two things came across strongly in all of them: the great diversity and growth in India. I am looking forward experiencing that diversity and seeing the implementation of growth in transportation and healthcare accessibility firsthand.”

Florian Schönmann

„I’m looking forward to expanding my horizon and my network with first-hand insights into the (business) culture in the world’s largest democracy. It will be a fascinating experience as India is a uniquely dynamic country with a rich history and a promising future.“

Pieter Perrett

„So inspiring to see how the FHNW flagship project, Focus India, has enabled so many talented students to develop their career paths, together with exceptional partners through experiential learning. The programme this year, designed by students for students, includes an exciting series of visits to incredible India!“