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UKTNCC - Board


Mr.Virendra Sharma MP

Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall, UK

Patron - UKTNCC 



Bharat Joshi

British Deputy High Commissioner Chennai 

Patron - UKTNCC


Paul Sabapathy CVO CBE
Former Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands(2007-15)
Patron - UKTNCC

Dr Paul Sabapathy CVO CBE was born in Chennai in India, in 1942  and completed his schooling at the famous public school , Lawrence School Lovedale www.thelawrenceschool.org 

He then did his first degree at one of India's oldest and leading College Madras Christian College www.mcc.edu.in

He moved to the UK in 1964.  He completed a Masters Degree from Aston University and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, becoming a British citizen in 1984. 

He joined IMI plc in 1968 as its first non white Management Trainee and after 6 years was the youngest  Finance Director at the age of 31 at one of the largest  subsidiaries IMI Refiners .

After a 28-year career in industry holding senior positions with IMI plc, and retiring as Assistant Managing Director of IMI Titanium in 1996, one of IMI plc largest companies he became the Chief Executive of North Birmingham Community NHS Trust, serving until 2000.

During his time at IMI plc he became the first non white President of a Chamber of Commerce, when he became President of Walsall Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1988. He was also Chairman of the West Midlands Industrial Advisory Board  for the Government. 

He also served on the Boards of National Blood Authority and Standards Board for England ,Chairing their Finance Committees.

He was Chairman of Birmingham East and North NHS  Primary Care Trust for 8 years.The PCT wss judged one of the best in the country.

.He served on the Boards of both Black Country and Birmingham Heartlands Development Corporations.

 He is a Governor of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a Trustee of the world famous Bournville Village Trust.
He has received Honorary Doctorates from Aston University, where he studied, Birmingham City University  where he was Chairman  and Birmingham University. 

He was awarded the OBE for services to urban regeneration in 1995. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE for services to business and education in the West Midlands.

Paul was appointed as the first non-white Lord- Lieutenant in 2007 and held this post until September 2015.

In 2017 in recognition of his outstanding services as Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands  Her Majesty the Queen bestowed her personal  recognition by bestowing on  him the prestigious and rare Commander of the Royal Victorisn Order  

Paul is married and lives in Sutton Coldfield and is a passionate Brummie. 

He has two grown  up children John who is a Medieval Historian at UCL and Hannah who is a Textile Designer and did her Masters from Royal College of Art.


Advisory Board


Dr. R Seetharaman

Group Chief Executive Officer

Doha Bank, Qatar


Dr. R.Seetharaman, Group Chief Executive Officer of Doha Bank, is a prominent personality in the banking industry throughout the Middle East, an economic expert who has achieved remarkable success for his contributions to Banking, Trade, Investment, Economics, Environment, Social responsibility, Philanthropy and Charity. He is recipient of multiple doctorates from leading universities of the world, including PhD in Global Governance 2013 by European University. He was endowed with the honorary degree, Doctorate of Laws by Washington College in May 2012 for his unique and valuable contribution to society in the field of banking, knowledge management, corporate social responsibility and governance. He was also awarded with title Doctorate of Honoris Causa from European University in June 2012 for his unique and valuable contribution to global governance and social responsibility. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds certificate in IT systems and Corporate Management, whilst being a Gold medalist in his graduation Bachelor of Commerce.


A leading top-tier Bank CEO, he has transformed Doha Bank as one of the best performing Banks in the Middle East region. He is a high profile economist and is invited on a regular basis by international media such as BBC, CNN, FOX, CNBC, Sky News, ABC and Bloomberg to share his views.  He is also an active promoter of economic cooperation and cross border investment opportunities between the GCC and the rest of the world. An influential environmentalist on the Global stage, he has proactively created awareness on Global Warming across the globe through a host of seminars and other initiatives. He is a benevolent philanthropist, who has proactively contributed towards the underprivileged sections of society. For his enormous contribution towards both, business and society he has received many awards and accolades such as “Best CEO in Middle East”, “World Leader Business Person”, “The Gullands Excellence Award as a Phenomenal Banker” to name a few.


 Mrs Kamala Sekar

Trade and Infrastructure Consultancy UK Ltd


Kamala is the founder of Trade and Infrastructure Consultancy UK Ltd. in January 2014 to support new business entering into various markets.

Kamala has over 25 years of experience in the promotion of international trade and made significant contribution to the growth in bilateral trade. She started her international trade promotional work as a project underwriter at Export Finance (formerly known as Export Credits Guarantee Department). Working with international banks and government agencies, she facilitated the availability of export finance for several projects both in civil and defence sectors to engine projects off the ground.

As head of Export Finance at UK Trade and Investment, she worked closely with SMEs, raised their awareness to export finance facilities available in the UK and assisted them to take advantage of opportunities in overseas markets.  After becoming the head of Financial and Professional Services sector for South Asia, Africa and the Middle East in 2004, she contributed to the sector’s growth and as Head of PPP (global) worked with several overseas governments, visited their countries and helped them understand the concept of PPP as a key mechanism for the development of Infrastructure. 



UKTNCC - Founder Members


Jacob Ravibalan

World Tamil Organisation, London

Mr.Jacob Ravibalan is the force behind World Tamil Organisation (UK). He founded the organisation with the aim to promote the welfare of Tamil community in several aspects especially in arts and culture. He is also the founder of UK Tamil Nadu Business Forum, the Federation of Tamil Sangam in United Kingdom which has 43 Indian Tamil cultural associations in United Kingdom and Republic Ireland, Vice Chairman of British South India Council of Commerce, Managing partner of Odour Club Resorts in ECR-Chennai and has more than 25 years of customer service experience in several regions around the world, particularly in Asia, Middle east and Europe.





Sundar Subbiah

Sastha Global



Over the last few years, Sasthaglobal has transformed itself to different dimensions while continuously adapting to the changing dynamics of the business world. Sasthaglobal limited has established itself as a business specialized in providing optimization solutions in the United Kingdom and India.  Our diverse range of services extends to bespoke IT solutions, business requirements management, waste management and educational infrastructure management.


We operate by working closely with our clients and offering individualized solution packages to meet their requirements, ranging from a concise consultation report to a Build, Transfer and Operate (BTO) solution. Our solutions are not only targeted towards start-ups but also to established businesses that could benefit from an independent optimization review on their current business processes.


We pride ourselves in using the best of the consultants in the business where possible on a case by case basis and also close association with the institutions of standards has yielded positive results. The solution strategies include complex business process re engineering (BPR) recommendations, analytic or simple process induction and evaluation models.


Our representatives in India and the UK would be more than happy to assist you with your queries and business needs.


Sasthaglobal has always believed on the essence of building an international platform for trade, based on mutual growth. Our association with UKTNCC as one of their domain partners does emphasize this fact. Looking forward to working with you on a more professional note.


Sundar Subbiah, Director Operations, Sastha Global Limited, London


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | web: www.sasthaglobal.com Phone:+44  778 637 6506




Ramesh Kumar Balakrishnan

Future Renewables Limited ,  London


A Management Consultant by profession focusing in Energy sector. Started career within ICT Industry, after working across geographies, decided to move towards Business Process Re-engineering & Organisational restructuring.


Combining Strategic Initiatives with Sustainable investments is his speciality area, where Renewables' like Solar & wind are mostly concentrated. He is interested in helping Investors to reap benefits from investments into sustainable technologies, predominantly in Tamilnadu, as well across India. As the Renewable Purchase Obligations are getting implemented seriously, there is a tremendous potential and need for such projects in Tamilnadu. Let us work together in offsetting the Carbon Foot prints of India. 


Founder Director, Future Renewables Limited - www.futurenewables.com

Founder Director, Paragon Info Systems UK Ltd - www.paragon-info.co.uk

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Mob: +44 7581 425292



Siv Matchendran

IIT Software Limited


Sivanesan (Siv) is the Director of IIT Software Limited, a Computer Software Development Company registered in England and Wales. IIT Software specialises in the delivery of tailored and bespoke online web solutions for organisations from various industrial sectors within the UK and all over the world. IIT Software Limited services includes Software Application Development, E-Commerce, Travel software application and SEO Services. He has a keen interest in media and runs a online media website www.BritishSouthIndians.co.uk. Sivanesan is also the news correspondent for an Indian Tamil TV channel (Puthiya Thalaimurai - 24x7 News in Tamil).

Siv is also an active member of Rotary Club is the President of Romford Rotary Club 2015-16, District 1240. He is responsible for any advice regarding investments in IT & media sector both in U.K. and India for UKTNCC Limited.


What we can do?

With over 25 years of collective experience in the IT industry, our experts are amongst the most highly qualified and trained consultants available. For organisations that rely on and work with IT, IIT Software can provide highly skilled consultants and engineers to design and develop and implement an economical and efficient infrastructure. We have helped many types of businesses ranging from single person operations to large companies employing more than 100 staff members. Our goal is to ensure that IT works for you and more importantly, works reliably and fast without disruption.

How we can help?

Whether you are looking for support for your existing websites or to build a brand new website or a mobile phone application or a software application development, we will ensure that you are always looked after and support is at hand when you need it. We have worked with several companies to help build their website and support their websites. You can leave us to fully manage your IT infrastructure & websites while you can concentrate on your business.

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Web:www.iitsoftware.co.uk | Work:+44 20 3372 4303 | Mob: +44 7786 92 5656


Lawrence Fredrick

Chola Intermediaries Ltd



Chola Intermediaries Ltd (CIL) is a registered company in the UK for the past 5 years. The company specialises in facilitating business services between the UK and companies from South India. The Company has strong associated links in the State of Tamilnadu and the city of Bangalore, India. It has been hand-holding companies from India to establish in the UK and vice-versa. CIL experience has been in various fields including Higher education, Restaurant franchising, Accounting BPO, Specialised engineering products sourcing and trading.

CIL promoters are professionally qualified and have long experience in various business cycles from initial conceptualisation to designing strategy to project management including interim management. Their specialisation can be extended to auditing on resources used to studies related to the effectiveness of the resources.

To bring value addition to the clients for better project planning and execution, CIL  associates itself on project basis or on retainership basis and can design its association to the needs of its clients by associating itself with Solicitors, Practicing accountants and tax advisors in both individual and business hemisphere to help companies plan and grow to suit its objectives. With its focus on meticulous planning and delivery, CIL would be a part of any business which would like to expand in an organic manner in either countries - UK and India. To simply say, the virtue of the CIL is ‘Professionalism in outlook and focus on delivery’. Our Services include


India (Tamilnadu . Bangalore)

Company incorporation and secretarial service

Company incorporation and secretarial service

Business planning

Business planning

Budgeting and  project execution

Budgeting and  project execution

Post project – Administration and accounting support

Post project – Administration and accounting support

Undertaking economic feasibility and sustainability of projects

Undertaking economic feasibility and sustainability of projects

Liaising with government authorities for permissions and other legal requirements

Liaising with government authorities for permissions and other legal requirements

Representation services

Representation services and due diligence

Vetting  business feasibility

Getting  licenses from Reserve bank of India


Getting government licenses from local state administration


Helping in opening bank accounts


Identifying appropriate local manpower


Identification of estates and establishing of infrastructure.


Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website:www.globalchola.com Phone: +44 78714 11124



Karthik Durgaprasad




Karthik Durgaprasad


Enterprise & International Business Development Support


Karthik Durgaprasad is one of the founder members of UKTNCC and as a volunteer, he leads and supports the Enterprise and International Business Development initiatives of UKTNCC 

He works as the Senior International Development Officer at Basildon Borough Council, Essex. Karthik, supports the international expansion of growth potential companies through the Basildon International Consortium, which has special focus on Smart City opportunities in India.

To advise clients on strategic growth he uses his cross-country experiences derived from being of Franco-Indian origins, studying as an undergraduate in India and coupled with consultancy and business development experience in the UK.  He fully understands the local and international business support system in the UK through his employment, involvement with the local authorities, UKTI, UKIBC and EU funded projects. Over the past 16 years, he has assisted numerous businesses and organisation to achieve their commercial objectives by developing their business and marketing plans, strategic advice, introductions and raising finance.   

At UKTNCC, as part of core team he has been instrumental in the delivery of various international business awareness & opportunity briefings, engaging with trade missions from India, networking events, training sessions in partnership with organisations such as British South India Chamber of Commerce, UKTI, UKBIC, British Business Group (Chennai), Ministry of Commerce (India). All these events are aimed at promoting bilateral trade between UK and India.

Karthik, firmly believes economies across the globe can prosper through the growth of the SME community. He is passionate to support them in that journey through his experience and contacts. He also handles business inquiry emails of UKTNCC and offers free business advice for UK businesses considering to expand their business in India or the vice versa.  He can be contacted via
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 
+44 7900 563 687 





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