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AMBS advisory board member Vikas Shah appointed to main board of BEIS

Vikas Shah MBE has been appointed by Secretary of State Kwasi Kwarteng as a non-executive board member at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

He will help to steer the Department’s board as BEIS tackles key issues facing the UK, including the economic recovery from coronavirus, efforts to combat climate change, and the promotion of science, research and innovation.

Vikas is Managing Director of Swiscot Group, a Manchester-based textiles and commodities trading firm, and also President of the North West Region chapter of TiE, the world’s largest entrepreneurs’ network.

He said: “I am delighted to accept this important role to help BEIS deliver on its key priorities, including supporting businesses as we build back from the pandemic, and unleashing a new generation of entrepreneurs across the UK.”

As well as a member of the School advisory board, Vikas is also an Honorary Professor of Business at AMBS.