Arun has been with the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) since July 2014 and is based out of Bangalore, India. He is responsible for growing UKIBC’s activity base across India with Corporates, UK Govt Departments and Indian State Governments. He leads Corporate Engagement, which supports UKIBC members and also works on cross border Business building assistance for British and Indian companies on a Consulting platform.
Immediately prior to UKIBC, he spent 3 ½ years with the Irish Government’s Inward Investment body – IDA Ireland. IDA is responsible for generating FDI into Ireland. From a standing start, he got 5 companies from the South of India to invest in Ireland and also built Ireland’s network within the VC/PE and Service Provider fraternity in this region, opening up larger avenues for future growth and consolidation.
His Key Areas of Expertise are:
• FDI/ Trade and Inward investment
• Start-up Investment and advisory. Key focus – Business Growth, Operations and Fund Raising
• P&L Management
• Project Management – Project implementation pan India with Regional linkages across JAPA, UK and Ireland
• Client Acquisition & Management – Signed up and Managed large Indian and MNC clients across the Corporate and Government sector
He has spent time in the private sector and has worked across Industries like FMCG, Telecom and BFSI with companies like American Express, Coca Cola and Bharti Airtel.
Arun is also an active Early stage Investor and Advisor to companies across sectors and is involved specifically in business growth, financial planning and fund raising with these companies.
He holds a Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and an EPBM from the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta. He is also a trained Six Sigma practitioner.
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