The AIBC elects at the end of its National Elections.
An MBA in Marketing & Finance, Sheba Nandkeolyar has been a longstanding AIBC member for more than 15 years. She has played a vital role formerly as the State President of AIBC NSW, then as AIBC National Vice Chair. Now as a National Chair, Sheba will continue to play an active role in facilitating bilateral trade relations. She will also continue to strengthen business links between Australia and India through her Industry and varied board positions including one as the board member of the Australia-India Council.
The National Vice Chair Jim Varghese AM is the Chairman and owner of the Leadership Company Qld Pty Ltd and Director of the Springfield Land Corporation (SLC). Jim has over 30 years’ of experience as a Chief Executive in leading government agencies covering Transport, Main Roads, Education, Training, Employment and Primary Industries in both the Victorian and Queensland public sector. Jim Varghese has played a key role in commercialising forestry, water, road construction and aviation. Jim was also at the forefront of promoting and implementing public/private partnerships in Education and Training and was Chairman of Aviation Australia Ltd.
In a joint statement issued, Sheba Nandkeolyar and Jim Verghese said, “AIBC is in its 30th year and at a crucial stage in its history. Interest in India has increased, but there needs to a substantial increase in this bi-lateral trade relationship to truly blossom. CECA discussions are active, and AIBC will engage actively with stakeholders to contribute to the finalization of CECA. CECA will open up further business and trade opportunities for the Australia-India bilateral trade relationship. AIBC is Australia’s peak business council, and we would like to build further on this reputation and take AIBC to new heights.”
The INDIAN TELEGRAPH congratulates Sheba Nandkeolyar, National Chair and Jim Varghese, National Vice Chair of AIBC and looks forward to their leadership through which AIBC will achieve many significant outcomes in trade and business between Australia and India in the years to come.