The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has welcomed Dr David Landsman, Executive Director, Tata Limited as the new Chairperson to take over leadership of the CII India Business Forum (IBF) in the UK for 2017.
After three and a half years of supporting CII-IBF UK as Chairperson, Mr. Prashant Jhawar, Chairman, Usha Martin handed over to Dr David Landsman, effective from 17 January 2017. On the announcement, Mr. Prashant Jhawar said, “It has been my pleasure to serve for over 3 years as the Chairperson for CII-IBF UK, representing Indian companies in the UK, and to work with its membership on policy and business-related engagements. Indian companies play a major role in enhancing India-UK business relationships and I will continue to support our shared interests. I wish David all the very best in this endeavour.”
On his appointment as Chairperson, CII-IBF UK, Dr David Landsman, “I am delighted to be taking on this important role and look forward to working closely with our member companies. This is an excellent moment to strengthen the India-UK partnership as we mark the 70th Anniversary of India’s independence, as well as celebrating our business and cultural ties in this India-UK Year of Culture. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, we will be fully engaged in working to enhance the bilateral economic relationship.”
CII-IBF UK is a group of corporate members, primarily Indian companies with existing or planned operations in the UK. The Forum provides an avenue for senior representatives of UK or Europe-wide operations of Indian companies to come together and discuss relevant issues for strengthening business cooperation.
The TATA Group is among the largest foreign investors and employers in the UK. The diversity of their investments and operations makes them uniquely positioned to represent Indian businesses across a range of sectors.
CII-UK therefore is looking forward to developing a strong and relevant work plan for 2017, working with a number of stakeholders including governments, businesses and entrepreneurs, academia and think tanks, media, and Diaspora, in furthering key business interests such as understanding the post-Brexit agenda, access to global talent and labour mobility, as well as supporting two-way sector and state/ regional delegations.