Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Chandru Iyer as Head of Business Development for its South Asia Group.
Chandru brings in close to 20 years international business development experience and has worked with clients across India, Australia, Scandinavia and the UK. He previously led the international business development function at Kingston Smith for 11 years where he was instrumental in facilitating a significant number of cross border transactions and inward investment projects between India and the UK across a wide range of sectors.
Chandru has worked closely with the Department of International Trade, London & Partners and other similar organisations to attract foreign direct investment into the UK for many years. He was also included in the “Top 100 Influential People in India UK business relations”.
Commenting on his appointment, Chandru said: “I am delighted to be joining Grant Thornton’s South Asia Group and look forward to working with the team and its impressive client base in this space. I am committed to promoting the firm’s leading expertise and supporting its strategic growth plans in the South Asia region.”
Grant Thornton’s Head of South Asia Group, Anuj Chande added: “I am delighted to welcome Chandru to Grant Thornton. I look forward to working closely with him to grow and consolidate our presence in the India-UK business corridor. The South Asia market, and India in particular, is a core focus of the firm’s strategic growth plans. Chandru’s appointment will allow us to effectively promote our leading expertise in this area including inward investment, corporate finance, cyber-security, forensics and business consulting.”