Examining a post COVID-19 UK Economy


The UK India Business Council is delighted to bring you another timely webinar with UKIBC members Barclays Private Bank, PwC, and Baker & McKenzie that will focus on the UK Economy moving forward.

Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 (BST) / 15:00 – 16:00 (IST)
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Leading the discussion on what the UK economy is looking like post COVID-19, we are delighted to present industry specialists Henk Potts, Director of Investment Strategy at Barclays Private Bank; Sunil Patel, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Capabilities for Technology & Investments at PwC; and Samantha Mobley, Partner in the EU, Competition & Trade Practice of Baker McKenzie. Read more about our speakers here.

As well as answering your questions, in this in-depth analysis our experts will:

  • Offer a macro-economic overview of the UK economy, examining the stimulus package announced by the UK Government and the impacts it has had.
  • Discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the economy and consider the future of the UK economy
  • Highlight which sectors have been impacted or have faced the most challenges
  • Provide a forward-looking view of the UK economy, highlighting which sectors will emerge positively from this situation

To secure your place in this webinar, please register here!


Henk Potts

Henk Potts joined Barclays Bank in 1998 as a graduate and worked as a Stock Market Analyst for Barclays Stockbrokers, focusing on UK equities, before rising to the position of global Equity Strategist in 2001.

In 2018 he was appointed Director, Market Strategist EMEA for Barclays Private Bank, where he works as part of a team formulating and communicating investment strategy to internal and external clients.

In his current role, Henk analyses a wide variety of asset classes, including equities, currencies and commodities, as well as ascertaining and explaining the effects of macroeconomic changes on financial markets.

Based in London, he works in the UK and across a wide range of other jurisdictions including Monaco, Geneva, Russia Cyprus, Bermuda and throughout the Middle East and Africa, where he interacts with private banking and intermediary clients.

Sunil Patel

Sunil is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Capabilities for Technology & Investments at PwC. He is also the Chair of the UK India Business Group at PwC.

Sunil has over 28 years of experience working across a range of industries in the UK and on an international basis. Sunil combines his strategy, management and technology consulting expertise to help clients transform their businesses. Sunil has led a number of high profile and complex assignments within healthcare and government.

Specific to India, Sunil leads a multi-disciplinary team of Partners who fast track growth opportunities for businesses looking to capitalise on the combination of the UK and India working together. Sunil sponsors the PwC Hindu Network and is on the Board of UK India Business Council.

Prior to joining PwC in 2010, Sunil was the Managing Partner responsible for the Public Sector business at Atos Consulting and prior to that, he led the Health business at Accenture across UK/Ireland. Sunil graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Manchester University.

Samantha Mobley

Samantha Mobley is a partner in the EU, Competition & Trade Practice of Baker & McKenzie, the firm named as International Law Firm of the Year at the UK-India Awards in 2019. As an active member of Baker McKenzie’s India Steering Committee, she co-ordinates work carried out for the Indian clients as well as visits India regularly. She is also a member of the Management Committee of the Firm’s London office.

Samantha has significant experience in advising on complex multi-jurisdictional mergers and has a strong understanding of the importance of working strategically and effectively with global regulators to find a pathway to deal close. In addition to antitrust and merger control, she advises on the implications of foreign direct investment rules for cross-border transactions. Clients include Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline. Samantha led the development of Baker & McKenzie’s electronic platforms used by the Firm’s lawyers to advise clients in real time on the world’s transactional regulatory regimes.

Samantha has been ranked as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal Competition 2021 and a Leading Individual for Foreign Investment Review by Who’s Who Legal 2020. She has been identified as one of the Top 150 Women in Antitrust by Global Competition Review 2019 and appointed as a Non-Governmental Adviser by the UK Competition and Markets Authority at the ICN (International Competition Network). Most recently, Samantha has been ranked as a 2020 Top Ten Ethnic Minority Advocate Role Model by EMPower.

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