Dr Pawan Goenka, Executive
Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., was appointed Honorary Ambassador of
Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea at a special ceremony which was held in
Mumbai. He was conferred with this title in the presence of several senior
dignitaries and officials. As Honorary Ambassador, Dr Goenka will promote
economic ties between India and Korea and advise corporate India on potential
investment opportunities in South Korea, said a press release issued by the
The appointment comes on the
back of the just concluded Korea – India CEO Forum in Seoul which was attended
by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Korean President, Ms. Park Geun-hye.
Dr. Goenka represented Mahindra as well as the South Korean auto company,
SsangYong Motor Co. Ltd. where he is the Chairman of the Board. The Korea –
India CEO Forum was co-hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy,
Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion
Agency and Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
Commenting on his appointment,
Dr. Goneka said, “It is an honour for me to be appointed the Honorary
Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea. Both countries have a
remarkable history of ties and a strong bilateral trade relationship which
contributes significantly to the economy of the two countries. I hope to
utilise this platform to encourage closer economic ties between our two nations
and promote Indian investment in South Korea.”.
Mr Y.C. Kim, Director General
of KOTRA Mumbai said, “Dr Pawan Goenka is quite knowledgeable about Korea and
we are confident that Indian investment to Korea will see a quantum jump during
his tenure as the Honorary Ambassador”.
Mahindra & Mahindra