The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin will travel to Nepal and India between 14 to the 20 September. In Nepal he will spend two days in Kathmandu for humanitarian causes, while in India he will travel to Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
The focus of the visit to India is FinTech. The Lord Mayor will be accompanied with a delegation of firms including Revolut, Greensill, Agvesto, Transferwise, iProov, Onfido, Asset Vault and Aon. Meetings will be held with Indian government ministers and industry leaders, with a possibility to meet Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Lord Mayor who has visited India before on a number of occassions will meet Mr Yaduvendra Mathur, Special Secretary, Knowledge Innovation Hub (KIH), National Institution for Transforming India (NITI), Paytm and Invest India in Delhi; Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) and T-Hub in Hyderabad; and Maharashtra Fintech Hub, Development Credit Bank, GIC and Standard Chartered in Mumbai.
The Lord Mayor also met with 12 Indian banks on Thursday, 5 September, for a breakfast meeting to discuss and support them in business expansion in London.