Based in Mumbai, Bharucha is the Mayor of London’s chief representative in India and leads the teams in India with offices in Mumbai and Bangalore, according to a statement.
London & Partner on Friday announced the appointment of Hemin Bharucha as Country Director, India. London & Partners is London’s international trade, investment, and promotion agency that promotes London as the best city in the world in which to invest, work, study, and visit.
Hemin will report to Janet Coyle, Managing Director – Business Growth, London & Partners who is based in London, according to a statement.
Based in Mumbai, Bharucha is the Mayor of London’s chief representative in India and leads the teams in India with offices in Mumbai and Bangalore. As part of the London & Partners Senior Leadership team, he advises on strategic plans for London & Partners, participates in the evaluation of projects, and monitoring budgets and financial affairs, keeping in mind the mission, values, and policies of the organisation.
Bharucha is also responsible for delivering against set targets for trade and investment activities in India. This entails encouraging Indian companies to expand their business into London as well as support London-based companies to enter the Indian market and identify suitable partners in India for them to tie up with.
As London’s senior-most government representative in India, he also maintains strategic relationships with key stakeholders in India and London such as senior business leaders, central and state government heads and cabinet ministers, top bureaucrats, Mayor of London’s office, Greater London Authority, UK’s Department of International trade and heads of major trade bodies across India and London.
He is often called upon to present to the Board of London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s office and London Greater Authority (GLA).
Under Hemin’s leadership, India now ranks amongst the top three countries that invest in London for business, students and visitors. In FY 2019-2020, India was the second-largest investor in the UK. In FY 2020-2021, despite the lockdown, India continued to be the fastest-growing market for London and saw 16 new companies being set up in the city, the statement said.
London & Partners is a not-for-profit public-private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and its network of commercial partners.