Harjinder Kang Appointed As UK's Trade Commissioner To South Asia And Western India
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Harjinder Kang Appointed As UK's Trade Commissioner To South Asia And Western India

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Harjinder Kang has been appointed as the United Kingdom's Trade Commissioner to South Asia and Deputy High Commissioner for Western India, to lead the country's international efforts to promote trade, investment, and trade policy.

Harjinder Kang has been appointed as the United Kingdom's Trade Commissioner to South Asia and Deputy High Commissioner for Western India, to lead the country's international efforts to promote trade, investment, trade policy, and export finance.

Kang, who served as the Chief Negotiator for the UK-India Free Trade Agreement, will be critical in ensuring the pact's implementation, which could open up new opportunities for UK businesses.

According to a UK government statement, as the new Trade Commissioner for South Asia, he will generate business opportunities for the UK while also contributing to the growth of sustainable, resilient, and productive economies throughout the South Asia region.

"I am thrilled to welcome Harjinder to this position." He has been an integral part of our India trade deal negotiating team, and I'm confident he will use that experience to build on our outstanding track record in South Asian trade, expanding opportunities for British businesses in untapped markets," said UK Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch.

"I am deeply committed to fostering strong relationships between the UK and South Asia and am excited about the opportunities ahead as we strengthen our economic ties and forge new partnerships in the region to create jobs, promote innovation, and drive economic growth."

Kang spent nearly 30 years at AstraZeneca before joining the Department for Business and Trade, eventually becoming the Global Commercial Director, focusing on creating affordable solutions for pharmaceutical access in less developed regions.