Two new Trade and Financial investment Envoys have been appointed to endorse Scotland’s business interests to American markets.
Creating on the successes of the community, Suneil Mishra and Andy MacMillan sign up for Scotland’s worldwide staff of envoys who enable to detect opportunities in new intercontinental markets.
They will also support export passions extra typically by way of trade-relevant visits and functions, this sort of as Tartan 7 days and Startup Grind, which provides jointly business people from about the environment.
Suneil Mishra is President of Mishra Consulting LLC and has labored in new and emerging technologies for above 25 many years as an investor, specialist and entrepreneur.
Andy Macmillan is an professional tech and enterprise software firm govt.
The new California-primarily based appointments follow the current announcement of the first US T&I Envoy Stephen Leonard, and two London-based mostly Money Expense Envoys, Garry Bernstein and Paul Taylor.
Trade Minister Ivan McKee said: “Our development export approach A Buying and selling Nation fully commited to growing the volunteer Envoy community to up to 12, and it is excellent to have Suneil and Andy on board, taking our numbers up to 11.
“The community has presently had excellent achievements in opening doors, and determining strategic possibilities to guidance our export, cash financial commitment and International Immediate Financial investment efforts.
“Our Usa-based mostly Envoys can supply further insights, intelligence, introductions and advocacy centered on setting up trade, as very well as inward and cash trader relations, with a specific target on large expansion marketplaces in know-how.”
He included: “One of the critical ambitions in our Nationwide Technique for Economic Transformation is to harness trade to assistance our broader financial, social and environmental aims, by opening new marketplaces and making a fairer and far more equivalent culture.”
Mishra stated: “Andy and I are enthusiastic to elevate the profile of Scotland in the most technologically highly developed and premier financial state in the entire world.
“We will not only be selling Scotland as a supply for modern answers in this aggressive sector but also as a spot for growing the international footprint of US corporations.”
The US is Scotland’s leading worldwide export sector, accounting for 17% of overall exports, and continues to be Scotland’s range one particular inward trader. There are 660 United States-owned companies in Scotland, employing 112,740 men and women with a turnover of £31 billion.
Find out additional about the Trade and Investment Envoy network here.