The Australia India Business Council (AIBC), Victoria launched a new business initiative, Cleantech Chapter on 29October 2011 announcing Manoj Kumar, International Business Manager at Ecotech as President.
The AIBC was set up in 1986 following recognition of the enormous trade potential between Australia and India by thePrime Ministers of the day, Bob Hawke of Australia and Rajiv Gandhi of India.
The AIBC, which has representatives and members across all states and territories, is positioned so members can benefitfrom the continuing upward trend in two-way trade in goods and services between the two countries.
Members of the Cleantech Chapter will have access to professional opportunities including trade forums, businessdevelopment initiatives, policy development sessions and a large network of people in the manufacturing and servicesectors.
As the new President of the Cleantech Chapter, Manoj will be promoting clean technology businesses through multilateralengagement between leading Australian and Indian manufacturers, researchers, service and technology providers andcustomers.
“I am excited and proud about this new opportunity. The cleantech sector in Victoria includes over 300 companiesemploying more than 19,000 people with annual revenues of more than $3.5 billion, so I am looking forward to workingwith members and companies to help create a cleaner future,” he said.
Manoj is currently an AIBC Management Committee member and International Business Manager at Ecotech, creating business opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
With more than 15 years experience in clean technology and scientific instrumentation, he worked on the Delhi PollutionControl Committee setting up air quality monitoring systems during the Commonwealth Games in 2011.
Manoj has contributed several articles on clean technology and also been published in the magazine, InternationalEnvironmental Technology.