Guest Info

Ash Verma is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in British government policy, public-private partnerships, and community development. Over his 35-year career, he held leadership positions and spearheaded initiatives in inner city regeneration, economic development, education, international trade, and healthcare. 

Ash is recognised as an influential figure in Asian matters and has actively promoted responsible business practices. He has affiliations with prestigious organisations and was involved in significant projects such as the Heathrow City Partnership and the West London Task Force. Ash’s expertise includes managing large-scale public funds for economic and social regeneration programs.

About the Show

Join Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran in this enlightening episode of the Global Indian Podcast as he sits down with Ash Verma, our Global Indian Ambassador for International Trade and Social Development and former senior civil servant. Together, they delve into the dramatic changes unfolding in the UK political scene with the upcoming elections.

Their conversation explores the unspoken “elephant in the room” surrounding the Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak contest and its impact on the national identity of Britishness. They also delve into the concept of the diaspora dividend, discussing what the next Prime Minister should consider to lead a modern, globally-oriented Britain.

Ash Verma reflects on how Britishness has evolved, drawing from his childhood experiences of mingling with kids from diverse races and ethnicities. This melting pot of cultures has fostered unity, humanity, and increased immigration, making Britishness synonymous with multiculturalism. The discussion highlights the growing realisation of gender equality and the emphasis on embracing diversity.

Tune in to this positive and insightful podcast that explores the essence of British identity and the values of integrity and honesty that underpin it. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking conversation!

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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