8 Apr 2009
The Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) of Dubai elected Paras Shahdadpuri president at its Annual General Meeting held on March 28. The IBPC also held elections for a new board for a two-year tenure for 2009-2011. Dr G.M. Bajpai was elected vice-president while Prashant Gulati was elected as secretary general and Kiran Sangani as treasurer. Others elected to the nine-member board are Abbas Ali Mirza, Kulwant Singh, Navin Kapoor, Nilesh Kumar Ved and Suresh Kumar.
Shahdadpuri said: “The UAE is the second-largest trading partner of India. India has vast trained technical human resources and the UAE has vast financial resources. There is a great opportunity for synergy. “Both countries have witnessed phenomenal progress in recent years. The focus of global economic activity is shifting from the West to the East, and in particular to India – the third largest economy in Asia.”
This article originally appeared on Gulf News.