Berlin, 30 November 2017, The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is in the process of setting up an office in New Delhi, India and will open its activities there for South Asia and Africa in 2018. DOC India will become an integral part of DOC Group, while Pooran Chandra Pandey will be appointed as the CEO of DOC India. Therefore, Pandey will remain as member of DOC Group Executive Board.
“There are currently new opportunities on issues of key relevance between the European Union and Asia around trade, commerce, education and cultural exchanges between the two powerful regions. EU´s new focus on Africa following G20 of this year also gives DOC a space to combine its broad strategy around EU, Asia and Africa while developing an innovative work plan and executing the same out of New Delhi,” explains Pooran Chandra Pandey.
Until the Supervisory Board decides on the Global CEO of DOC Group, Dr. Jiahong Chen will be the Acting CEO of DOC: “I look forward to expanding my dedication to DOC. The past year and a half has been an incredible opportunity for the entire DOC Research Institute to build and witness its considerable progress.” Dr. Chen has extensively contributed to building the Research and Publishing activity of DOC and leading the DOC’s development in China.