Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin arrived in Mumbai from Hyderabad for a series of meetings with regulators and business leaders beginning with a breakfast meeting with Tata Group Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran.
Estlin, the global ambassador for the UK's financial and professional services, is on a five-day tour to India to hold talks with the government and business leaders in Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Speaking about his visit to India, Estlin said, “My mission is to work as an ambassador to help the UK companies to step up their presence in India and Indian companies to grow in the UK.”
“There is huge potential for collaboration in new and emerging areas of fintech, cyber security, Green finance and digitalisation,” the Lord Mayor added.
Estlin has years of experience as a trained chartered accountant and a financial expert as he had worked as partner for Coopers & Lybrand, as CFO of Solomon Brothers Asia and as CFO of Citi Group’s Investment and Corporate Banking divisions.
In Hyderabad, he visited the Telangana government's initiative for startups T-Hub and later the Indian School of Business (ISB), engaging in talks with startups and management students.
“The UK and London have been major financial hubs making investments and attracting inbound investments and also serving as a base for a number of companies. We now look forward to take it to the next level by engaging startups, especially in the areas of fintech, cyber security and digitalisation,” Estlin said.