Iyer is the new British Dy High Commissioner for Western India

MUMBAI, Aug 1:
Kumar Iyer, an economist of Indian origin, has been appointed the new British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India.
He will also hold the position of Director General for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) for all of the country, a new top level post created to reflect the increasing importance of business ties between India and England.
Iyer, will have responsibility for all aspects of diplomatic engagement in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. He will take up both positions based in Mumbai on August 5 2013, a British Deputy High Commission release said.
As Director General India of UKTI he will have overall responsibility for the UK-India commercial and trade relationship across the country.
Iyer earlier served at the British Treasury and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.
“I am delighted to be appointed British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India and Director General for India of UKTI. I am very excited at the prospect of living and working in Mumbai.
“It is the financial and commercial capital of India and is a city that reflects the boundless energy and talent that is so evident across the country. My aim is to take the India-UK business relationship across the country to the highest possible level,” he said. (PTI)


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