People

Zac Goldsmith

Co-Chairman 
Zac Goldsmith was born in 1975, and grew up in Richmond where he has lived for most of his life.
He was first elected MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston in 2010 and re-elected in 2015.
He has been voted among the top MPs for engagement with his constituents, and has won numerous awards for his campaigns in Parliament.

Dr Rami Ranger CBE

Co-Chairman
Dr Rami Ranger is a founding member of the Hindu Forum of Britain, and Chairman of the Pakistan, India & UK Friendship Forum, and the British Sikh Association. His company, Sun Mark Ltd, is the only company in the UK to have awarded 5 consecutive Queens Awards for the enterprise.

Mahendra Sinh C Jadeja

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.

Suresh Joshi

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.

Dr Peter Chadha

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. 

Amandeep Bhogal

Director of Strategy

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

Director of Strategy
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.

Pranav Bhanot

Director of Event
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.