International trade expert Hari Rai, who has been chosen as vice chair by the Forum, that provides strategic advice to Advantage West Midlands and other partners, will support him.
Mohammad Nazir, is an international Business Consultant with experience working in the UK and Middle East, and has a background in Information Technology, Training and Marketing.
He has served on the West Midlands Minority Ethnic Forum for six years and has been chair for the past five.
Mohammad Nazir holds a number of directorships and is a Board member of the West Midlands Business Council and Regional Enterprise Board as well as being a champion for disadvantaged businesses with UK Trade and Investment.
His work with deprived communities includes being a non-executive director of the Walsall regeneration Company.
Mohammad Nazir is also one of a team of business leaders who advise Ian Austin MP, Minister for the West Midlands.
“The work of the Forum is more important than it has ever been in this time of recession,” said Mohammad Nazir.
The new vice chair of the Forum Hari Rai is an international consultant specialising in overseas trade. He is an expert on joint venture collaborations, works as an adviser with UKTI, the Coventry University Intatrade initiative and the Wolverhampton India project.
Hari is a member of the Board of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and the Black Country Asian Business Association.
“The rich ethnic diversity of the West Midlands is a major asset as we seek to win success in oversees markets,” added Hari Rai.