Coronavirus – an update from India on the impact on business and trade with the UK Thursday 21 May 9.00am - 10.00am (UK time)

By BCC Secretariat for British Chamber of Commerce, May 08 2020
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Coronavirus – an update from India on the impact on business and trade with the UK

  • Thursday 21 May
  • 9.00am – 10.00am (UK time)
  • Please note that registration closes 1 hour before the start time
  • Open to UK and International Chambers only

BCC’s Anne-Marie Martin is joined by Kevin McCole and Rohit Singh from the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) for an outline and discussion about some of the policies the Indian government has set out during the Coronavirus outbreak including:

  • the common issues businesses face in India;
  • the new business support service UKIBC has launched to help mitigate risk; and
  • the impact on continued business and trade with the UK.

Our speakers include:

  • Kevin McCole – Managing Director, UKIBC
  • Rohit Singh – Director, UKIBC
  • Anne-Marie Martin – Director Global Business Network, BCC


Kevin McCole

Kevin joined the UK India Business Council in December 2008 and has a range of responsibilities as Managing Director of the company: coordinating the work of the team across the UK and Indian offices; directly leading the Membership, Consultancy, and Policy and Research teams.He also manages relationships with the Department for International Trade and directs the UKIBC’s engagement with Government bodies across the UK and India, including the UK’s Devolved Administrations, English cities, and the Indian States. Kevin has directed major projects, including developing strategies to generate more trade and investment between India and Greater Manchester, the Leeds City Region, and the Sheffield City Region.Kevin joined the UK India Business Council after 19 years in the UK’s Diplomatic Service, where he served in The Netherlands, Malta, Romania, India, and various London postings. In India, Kevin spent three years at the British Deputy High Commission in Kolkata helping UK businesses win contracts and find partners in Eastern India and assisting Indian companies expand into the UK.

Rohit Singh

Rohit is working as Director at the UK India Business Council, and lead on strategic business consultancy and implementation engagements. He has practical knowledge and experience in consulting sales and advising senior management of mid to large size organisations in India market entry strategies, business planning and implementation. Before UKIBC, Rohit was working as an Associate Vice President at a Management Consulting firm Tecnova, primarily focused on advising the companies of the US and European origin in developing their India entry strategy, expansion planning, business setup and implementation. Earlier he has also served in automobile majors Maruti Suzuki and Hero Honda Motors in their Supply Chain and Global Sourcing department. Rohit holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and Columbia Business School, New York.

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