Crispin Simon took over as the new British Deputy High Commissioner for western India on November 2. Simon, who took over from Kumar Iyer, will also hold the post of the Director General for Trade, Economics and Commercial Diplomacy.
Based out of Mumbai, Simon will have responsibility of all aspects of diplomatic engagement in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa.
After working with N M Rothschild, Mc Kinsey, Bowater and Smith and Nephew, Simon spent 20 years as the Chief Executive of medical technology companies operating in the fields of cardiology, cancer and neurological rehabilitation.
“I’m eager to utilise my experience in the corporate world and with the British government’s trade department, to take the India-UK business relationship to the highest possible level,” Simon said.