The Founder's Day Celebrations by the FMS Forum was instituted in 2015. Since 2019, it is an annual event that addresses critical and contemporary issues facing India and the world.

The earlier celebrations have seen outstanding successes with attendance by illustrious leaders from India who have shared their treasure trove of experiences, anecdotes and best management practices. At FMS Delhi and amongst the B-school community, this has become one of the most prestigious and eagerly awaited fora.

This year, at the turn of the decade, as the world grapples with the pandemic, the celebrations of this marquee event , will be held virtually. The aim is to drive conversations towards our theme - 'Leadership in Turbulent Times’. Marked for Saturday, 19th December 2020, the event will be online from 6pm IST onwards.

Bringing together thinkers, leaders and academicians to draw a blueprint for what lies ahead for young leaders stepping into the world - be it India or across the globe, the discussions will include several iconic sessions that will be addressed by eminent personalities. Young leaders and aspirants will find themselves energised as they hear different leaders, each coming from different walks of life to shed light on questions like "What the future holds for us?" or "How to stay ahead in challenging times" and more.

Theme for 2020: ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’


  • Prof Dasgupta Memorial Lecture
    This is an unprecedented crisis: what should strong leaders be doing ?
  • Keynote Address and Panel Discussions
    ‘The World is Reset… What Lies Ahead
  • THINC – Inter B-School Online Competition
    Sub : Data is the New Oil – Free or Freedom
  • Award Ceremonies

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Our Distinguished Speakers For 2020

  • Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Arvind Subramanian

    Ex-Chief Economic Advisor
  • Memorial Lecture

    Prof. Ranjay Gulati

    Harvard Business School
  • Panelist

    Shyam Saran

    Ex-Foreign Secretary (India)
  • Panelist

    Dr. Dipankar Gupta

    Sociologist & Author
  • Panelist

    Prof. Jonathan Story

    Emeritus Professor - INSEAD
  • Moderator

    Parikshit Luthra

    Associate Editor-CNBC
  • Panelist

    Dr. Sangita Reddy

    Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals