The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry established the South Asian Young Entrepreneurs Forum (SYEF) in Colombo on November 24, 2009. This strategic initiative aims to unite young business leaders across South Asia, fostering their development into the next generation of industry leaders for the region.

Our Vision

To build and develop dynamic, new-generation business leaders through education, experience sharing, idea generation, and information exchange.

Our Mission:

The mission of SYEF is to fabricate a new league of young business leaders from the region, equipped with the knowledge and capabilities to navigate the challenges of the dynamic business world.


  • Foster closer contacts and interactions between young entrepreneurs in South Asia to enhance regional fellowship and cooperation.
  • Introduce and share innovative ideas and business models adaptable by young entrepreneurs in key growth areas.
  • Support SAARC CCI’s efforts to promote economic cooperation and integrate SAARC into the global economy.
  • Provide experiential learning opportunities through idea sharing, discussions, and interactions with business professionals across South Asia.
  • Build a network of new-generation entrepreneurs proficient in enterprise development, information technology, communication, entrepreneurship, and global trade.
  • Establish an organized platform for young business professionals to actively contribute to the development of businesses and industry in their communities.

SYEF Chairman

Mr. Amjad Hussain

Janata Travels Ltd. & Director, FBCCI

Tel: 0088-01713454444