Patrons

Hon Alex Hawke
(Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs)

Alex Hawke is currently the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs. Alex was elected to Federal Parliament on 24 November 2007 as the Member for Mitchell, an electorate centred in the Hills Shire in Northwest Sydney. Prior to his current role, Alex has served as Assistant Defence Minister and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Special Minister of State, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, and the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer.

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HON DAVID ELLIOTT
(MINISTER FOR POLICE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES)

The Honorable David Elliott MP was born in Bankstown in 1970 and was educated at Christian Community High School, Regents Park before completing a Bachelor of Arts in History and Asian Studies. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and Master of Arts (Communication).

A keen interest in politics lead David to join the Liberal Party on his 16th birthday and research roles on the personal staff of then Senator Bronwyn Bishop in her Parramatta office before spending four years on the personal staff of the Hon John Howard OM AC.

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Sunil Lal
(CHAIRMAN OF BARKER HENLEY.)

For over two decades, Sunil has assisted with joint ventures relating to outbound and inbound investment in the Indian sub-continent (and other regional markets in Asia and the Middle East) in sectors as diverse as education, health, mining, banking & finance, aviation, technology and insurance.

As a current Board Member of the Chamber of Australia-India Trade and Investment, Sunil is instrumental in developing and promoting business between Australia and India, including advice on financial, organisational and strategic matters.

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NITISH JAIN
(PRESIDENT – S P JAIN SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT)

Nitish Jain is an educationist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, technology enthusiast and President of Australian-accredited business school S P Jain School of Global Management. With state-of-the-art campuses in Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney, S P Jain has established a strong foothold for itself in the Asia Pacific.

In the last fifteen years as President of the School, Nitish has spearheaded a visionary goal – to create a school that is recognised all over the world for its innovative and disruptive style of education.

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BIPEN SHARMA
(PIONEER IN THE INDIAN DAIRY PRODUCTS INDUSTRY)

AIBTF is proud to have one of the most successful Indian Australians - Bipen Sharma - as one of our patrons. Every one from the Indian sub continent is familiar with the brand Sharma's Kitchen - a pioneer in the Indian dairy products industry. Bipen Sharma's journey as an entrepreneur is closely linked to his brand Sharma's Kitchen.

There was a time when you couldn’t find any Indian dairy products such as Yoghurt, Paneer on the shelves in Australia. Indians would crave for the home made taste of such products. Old timers would remember buying Greek yoghurt and even trying out Feta cheese. All that was changed by one man's vision.

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RK SINHA

From Rs 250 to Rs 2,700 crore, R K Sinha's SIS is the first Indian MNC in the security industry.

Mr Ravindra Kishore Sinha, popularly known as RK Sinha, is a first- generation entrepreneur who successfully started Security & Intelligence Services (India) Limited (SIS) in 1974, which is the leading security and business support service provider in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Sinha is also an Indian politician, representing BJP in the Rajya Sabha as an MP from 2014-2020. In addition to this, Mr. Sinha is a popular columnist, social activist & thinker.

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ANDREW PERRY
(CIO AP CAPITAL, BOARD MEMBER SENDFX)

Andrew is a Financial Markets executive, with 30 years of experience domestically and internationally. Andrew worked for some of the largest banks and hedge funds globally, managing teams across Macro trading and investment portfolios, including Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Nomura Securities in Singapore, New York, and Tudor Investment Corporation, one of the largest Hedge Funds globally.

Andrew is currently advising across Macro investment portfolios, the CIO of AP Capital, and is a Board member of SendFX, a Gold Coast international payments business.

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