India Unplugged | 27th March 2020: Perspectives on India - NZ trade relations
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15 Jul 2013
The India New Zealand Business Council is working towards expanding commerce between New Zealand and India. It was established in 1988 and is duly recognised by both the Governments of NZ and India as the pre-eminent body in this space.
INZBC is very active in the space of organising events,at which experts speak about various aspects of doing business in India, and which also provide networking opportunities for members to meet and learn from one another;
Through the long 'India' experience of many of its members it provides mentoring facilities for less experienced members about doing business in India. It also lobbies Government on matters pertaining to commerce between the two countries, and affecting the interests of its members; The Council works closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Indian High Commission. The council is working towards the successful conclusion of a high quality FTA between the two countries.
This 25 year old organisation has now developed a robust mechanism to elect its governing body, elections for which were held on the 7th of June 2013.
Sunil Kaushal from ANZ Bank was elected as the Chair while Robert Barker from NZIFS was elected as the Deputy Chair.
Bhav Dhillon from Cemix was elected unopposed for the position of Treasurer.
Under the constitution of INZBC, there are 7 elected executive council members and the elected persons are as under:
Dinesh Naik - KPMG
Kamal Ghose - Lincoln University
Matthew Findlay - Christchurch Airport
Prince Kumar - Edex Consulting
Rick Ede - UNITEC
Sameer Handa – Patton
Pravin D'lima - Fresh Partners
The outgoing Chair Wenceslaus Anthony will retain a seat on the National Executive to maintain continuity. Mr. Anthony in his speech at the AGM said he was pleased with the progress the council has made in the past years and placed on record the support he has received from the members and the Executive.
Wenceslaus also was happy to see a robust working democratic process in which the members chose the team they considered would serve the council the best.
Sunil Kaushal the incoming Chair said that he was humbled by the trust the fellow members have put in him and he will work tirelessly towards the goals of the council and its members.
The current EC completes its 2 year term on 30 June and will handover in early July.