The Who’s who of business coming to India with Cameron

July 26th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron London, July 26 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is leading the biggest delegation of ministers and business executives on his maiden visit to India.
He has had to charter an aircraft to accommodate seven cabinet colleagues and over 50 top honchos of the banking, industrial, services and education sectors.

The heavyweights of the British finance and industry arriving with Cameron includes Richard Lambert, Director General, Confederation of British Industry, Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange, Miles Cowdry, Director of Global Corporate Development, Rolls Royce and Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered.

A top-heavy financial services team is accompanying the Prime Minister, including John Griffith-Jones, Chairman, KPMG, Michael Queen, Chief Executive, 3i, Andrew Moss, Group Chief Executive, Aviva, John Varley, Chief Executive, Barclays, and Gerry Grimstone, Chairman, Standard Life.

The business services team includes Bob Wigley, Chairman, Yell, Britain’s international business directories company, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP, and David Andrews, Chief Executive, Xchanging, a business processing company.

They are followed by a team of infrastructure leaders including Ian Tyler, Chief Executive, Balfour Beatty, Philip Dilley, Global Chairman, Arup, Sir Anthony Bamford, Chairman, JCB, Sir John Banham, Chairman, Johnson Matthey, Sir Bill Gammell, Chief Executive, Cairn Energy, and Jeremy Leggett, Chairman, Solar Century.

Representing the retailers’ interests is Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive, Kingfisher, Europe’s leading home improvement retailer. Stuart Popham, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance, a global law firm, represents the legal services team. The education sector is represented by John Makinson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Penguin Books and Graham Howe, Chairman, Promethean, interactice education solutions company.

The communications team includes Vittoria Colao, CEO, Vodafone, Jim Marsh, Chief Executive, Cable and Wireless, and Daniel Ek, Founder, Spotify, a digital music service.

The defence team has Richard L. Olver, Chairman, BAE Systems, Graham Cole, Managing Director, Augusta Westland and Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director, Smiths Detection, a security sensor equipment manufacturer.

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