November 07; 2017 Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a State Visit to India from 05 Nov to 11 Nov 2017 at the invitation of the President of India. This visit of His Majesty King Philippe would be the first State visit to India following his ascension to the throne in 2013. The visit would further strengthen the historical strong ties between the two countries. Belgium was also among the first European countries to establish a diplomatic mission in India after Independence. The Royal couple will be accompanied by six ministers and a high powered business delegation comprising CEOs of 86 Belgian companies, 13 chiefs of academic institutions and 29 members from media.
As part of this historic visit, the Queen will be visiting Fusion Microfinance, India at their head office in New Delhi to understand the work being done by the company and its impact on the lives of its clients. The Queen has been a prominent voice for encouraging investments in developing and underdeveloped countries focused on upliftment of rural / semi – urban women.
Mr.Devesh Sachdev CEO & Founder of Fusion Microfinance Said: “We are privileged and honoured for getting an opportunity to host HM Queen Mathlide in our office. Queen is a strong advocate of women empowerment through entrepreneurship which harmonises with Fusion Microfinance’s business model of serving underserved women entrepreneurs and creating opportunities. Her visit is a huge morale boost for the entire fusion family and it strengthens our belief that we are on the right path. “
Mr. Max Jadot, CEO & Chairman, Executive Board of BNP Paribas Fortis, Mr.Joris Dierckx, CEO & Country Head of BNP Paribas India, Ms. Linde Verheyden, Director Public Affairs at BNP Paribas Fortis and Mr. Loïc De Cannière, CEO, Incofin will also grace the occasion.