Indian-born businessman Sudhir Choudhrie is renowned across the globe for his business acumen and ideating skills. With years of business experience and political knowledge, he has established himself through business ventures spread across a plethora of industries.
Tim Farron, the leader of Liberal Democrats recognised Choudhrie’s calibre and has thus appointed him as the Indian Adviser, seeking help in his bid to culturally diversify the party.
As adviser, Choudhrie will guide the party to better understand UK-Indian community’s needs and concerns as well as help in mapping out the scope of improvement in India’s business and foreign relationships with India.
Farron revealed his admiration for Choudhrie’s work and looks forward to work on his advice: “India is a key strategic partner for the United Kingdom and the British-Indian community contributes so much to our country. I am determined that the Liberal Democrats do all we can to maximise the economic, cultural and social benefit of these relationships. Sudhir has been a committed supporter of the Liberal Democrats for many years and I look forward to being able to draw on his vast business experience, unparalleled network in both the UK and India, and wise political counsel.” Further, he said it’s in his plans to visit India this year.
Choudhrie also shared his respect for Liberal Democrats and the values the party holds, “I have long believed that the Liberal Democrats best embody the internationalist and pro-enterprise values that characterise the British-Indian community. India, with its ever vibrant and expanding consumer market of over 1.2 billion people, and home to more than a quarter of the worlds millennials, is slated to emerge as the worlds third largest economy by 2030, which makes the country extremely attractive. It is critical that both India and UK collaborate on a common agenda of growth and I am honoured by Tim Farrons decision to ask me to fulfil this role, especially coinciding with Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK.’’
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are also in line to benefit from Farron’s diversification plans.