Advisor to CFI
Mahendra’s motto has always been “to serve”. Over the last 3 decades he has dedicated his time to serve the community. A Proud Guajarati and British Community representative, always looking at how the community can lead a more happy and prosperous life to provide a better future for future generations not just in London but across the UK. With BREXIT on the horizon, Mahendra is working tirelessly to further develop and reinforce the ties between the UK and India.
Advisor to CFI
Suresh Joshi is a veteran Journalist Broadcaster, thought leader, Asian pioneer in Independent Radio -“ Geet Mala”, with LBC Radio – Radio Luxembourg – Star FM – BRMB Radio – Beacon Radio –Radio 210- Mercia Sound - Radio Harmony - Sky News.
He is the Director General of The Asian Guild – co Founded with Lord King of West Bromwich – Lord Peter Archer of Sandwell.
The General Secretary of the Sandwell Amritsar Friendship Association – First City of India twinned with Sandwell. West Midlands.
Vice Chair Internationalisation –CPD, India’s largest educational group - Hi Tech Hospitals and Medical Colleges, Orissa.
Advisor to CFI
Dr Peter Chadha is a man with a vision, which is to help companies drive change and efficiency through well-structured IT and allied functions using effective and commercially sound technology. In a nutshell, he wants information technology to be easy for people and companies to help their decision-making and drive innovation. Since the last two decades, Peter has donned the hats of an independent technology consultant as well as a commentator. He set up his own consultancy called DrPete Technology Experts and co-authored a book on Google titled ‘Thinking Of...Going Google Apps? Ask the Smart Questions’ in 2013. His company boasts of expert business advice in all aspects of IT including managing IT contracts, software development, cloud consulting, IT infrastructure, IT strategy, IT architecture and many additional areas. One may also come across his name as a featured writer in the specialist IT press as well as the Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph.
Born in the land of the five rivers - the Punjab, Aman grew up on a council estate in south east London before going on to attend BETHS Grammar school in Bexley.
A background in HM diplomatic service; a foundry engineer by profession - Aman joined the Conservative party while still at school.
Simon Nayyar is a second generation British Indian of Punjabi heritage, involved in the Conservative Party and active in business.
Simon has been involved in the Conservative Party for 30 years. He was the Parliamentary Candidate for Hackney South & Shoreditch in 2010, from where, at his social action project in Clapton, David Cameron launched the 2010 general election Short Campaign.
Having recently been named in the top 100 most influential people in shaping UK and India relations, Pranav is involved in UK local, UK national and Indian politics. He is the convenor of the UK-India Young Leaders Forum and co-chair of the India -UK Legal exchange programme which is working to create a policies for stronger UK and India post-Brexit ties for millennials.
Ekta Gohil currently holds a position as a Campaign Manager for the Conservative Party, based predominantly between the London Borough of Harrow and Westminster. She has previously been a Campaign Manager in the London Borough of Brent and is key in helping to connect with the Indian diaspora on the battleground across London, contributing to an increased vote-share in all the elections she has been involved in.
Ekta is keen to connect further with British-Indian voters across London and the U.K and seeks to not only promote Indian candidates within the Conservative Party, but to also encourage the Indian diaspora electorate to renew their faith in the Conservative Party and continue to vote for the party that has their best interests at heart.
Graduating in 2004 from Cass Business School in London, Hiten joined PwC on their graduate programme, whilst continuing to develop the property investment business which he set up whilst in his second year at university. Hiten wanted to further his entrepreneurial ambition and so to compliment his property investment business decided to get into the financial services sector where he qualified as a mortgage consultant.
Resham is a strategy consultant, working in the media, telecoms and broadcasting industries for clients such as Facebook, Reuters and the BBC.
Resham has been active in the Conservative Party for the past six years. She stood as a candidate in the 2015 General Election, and was the party’s youngest BME candidate (Dulwich & West Norwood) and the youngest mainstream candidate in London. She was a candidate for a target seat in the 2017 general election (Coventry North West), achieving the party’s highest voteshare since 1979.
Binita Mehta-Parmar is Director of Modern Britain, a centre-right think tank exploring innovative thinking on a range of issues important to BME communities. She was the last Conservative Group leader at Watford Borough Council: at 25, the youngest council group leader in the country, first Hindu and first Indian woman to ever represent Watford. She is currently Deputy Chair Political of Watford Conservatives anD was recently recognised as a “35 under 35 Young Leader in India-UK Relations” by India Inc.
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