Ex-Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce Subhash V Thakrar joins advisory board at JPIN VCATS’
Ex-Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce Subhash V Thakrar has joined the advisory board at JPIN VCATS’, the investment network and venture capital fund for Indian and British cross-investment.
A key tenet of the work will be to drive investment and growth for firms across the regions of the UK outside the capital, as well as aiding the ‘golden triangle’ of technology between London, Oxford, and Cambridge.
Subhash V Thakrar started as a qualified chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, after which he became the first Asian partner with Blackstone Franks in 1983.
He then founded the Asian Business Association (ABA), which was a pioneering initiative to help London’s Asian businesses get into the mainstream.
Before joining JPIN VCATS, Subhash also worked extensively in joint ventures and investment funds in India and Africa. From here, he provided advice for those wanting to scale in emerging markets and expand into Britain.
Commenting on the appointment, Subhash V Thakrar had this to say: “Britain is still the financial capital of the world, and will always be a priority market for companies, and what is happening in the Indian startup ecosystem is truly exciting.
“These two facts make what JPIN VCATS is doing in terms of cross-investment and collaboration very interesting, and I can’t wait to get involved.”
Nayan Gala, founder of JPIN VCATS, comments: “Subhash is an inspirational and influential figure, and his experience working in emerging markets, and helping their expansion into the UK, provides a directly transferable set of skills that will be very useful. We are very excited to welcome him on board”.