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Gurjit on Radio 4

Gurjit meets James NaughtieOur man Gurjit Singh Lalli has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Voter’s Voice from the Edinburgh Festival.  The programme was chaired by BBC heavyweight James Naughtie and proved to be a fascinating discussion about Scotland’s future. If you missed it, you can listen to it on the BBC iPlayer. Gurjit, Executive…

Hugh Young – Reflections of a fund manager

One of the most respected and experienced managers of funds in Asia takes us through the highs and lows of his eventful career Hugh YoungHugh Young is one of those lucky souls: a man who clearly loves his job and is good at what he does.  After three decades managing funds in Asia – 22 of…

Business Advisory Council

Stewart Langdon The Asia Scotland Institute today announced the formation of a new Business Advisory Council to expand the Institute’s engagement with the business community in Scotland and internationally. “The Business Advisory Council will play an important role in the next phase of our growth in reaching a new generation of business leaders and our…

Vikram Singh Mehta joins International Advisory Council

Vikram Singh MehtaWe are delighted to announce that Vikram Singh Mehta – one of India’s most distinguished businessmen – has joined our International Advisory Council.  A former Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India, Vikram currently serves as Executive Chairman of Brookings India in New Delhi. He is on the boards of Mahindra & Mahindra,…

Volunteer call out House of Asia

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support the House of Asia at the North Rotunda in Glasgow over the Commonwealth Games period. The main work will involve ushering guests and supporting the staff at the Rotunda and in return you can enjoy the entertainment, food and soft drinks. The House of Asia will be…

Vikram Singh Mehta

Vikram Singh Mehta, Executive Chairman of Brookings India, offers a fascinating insight into India’s dramatic general election and gives us his thoughts on what it means for business and investors Vikram Singh Mehta It’s a big question. A complicated question. And a question of vital importance for anyone in the business community who is considering investing…

Malcolm Roughhead

Malcolm Roughead OBEAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Malcolm Roughead OBE, the latest notable member of our International Advisory Council. Malcolm is Chief Executive of VisitScotland, the national tourism board.  An expert in marketing, Malcolm previously held senior positions at Guinness and Guinness World Records, part of the global drinks company Diageo. He…

Vietnam new opportunities for Scotland

  “So far all the other major countries have sent their leaders to Vietnam, including the United States, twice already. But the UK prime minister? Not yet!” – Bui Thanh Son, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam ASI Chairman Roddy Gow and Mr Bui Thanh Son exchange giftsMr Bui Thanh Son won himself a…

Afghan relief

Rory Stewart MP backs a new Asia Scotland Institute relief effort to help victims of the deadly landslide in Afghanistan It is one of the worst natural disasters in Afghanistan’s history.  Hundreds of homes were buried when a landslide engulfed a remote village in the northeast of the country earlier this month.  The death toll remains…