Harjinder Kang, an India-born healthcare leader, has been appointed as the UK’s Trade Commissioner for South Asia and Deputy High Commissioner for Western India. Based in Mumbai, Kang is committed to strengthening the relationship between the UK and South Asia. His new role will involve overseeing the UK Department for Business and Trade’s work in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Kang will also represent the British government’s interests in Goa, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh states as Deputy High Commissioner for Western India.
Previously, Kang served as Britain’s chief negotiator for the UK-India Free Trade Agreement and worked as the director for healthcare, life sciences, and bio-economy in the Department for International Trade. Before joining the government, he spent 27 years with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and attended Harvard Business School and Warwick Business School.