Harish Rao, Global Head – Business Development, Sundaram Business Services Limited (www.sundarambizserv.com)
Harish holds a number of degrees in HSC, BCommerce, BScience, Grad Dip Asian Business, MBA (Finance)
He holds various prestigious positions, to mention a few Patron Australian World Orchestra, Board Member Friends of Asha Australia & formerly was the AIBC National Chairman (2010), President AIBC (Vic) 2005 – 2009 inclusive, President Australia India Chamber of Commerce (2003-2005)
Harish was Born in Chennai, migrated to Australia in 1968, attended Melbourne Grammar School, Australian National University & Monash University. Married to Monica with one son, Devrath. Enjoys, golf, tennis and travel
VISION : Australia and India have many opportunities for collaboration. The relationship has not developed to the extent of its potential and much of this is to do with taking each other for granted and not taking the time to understand each other. Building the relationship is a marathon, a long term play at whatever level the interaction is. Because of our shared Commonwealth heritage, we have taken each other for granted and not taken the time to appreciated our cultural & social differences, not only focussing on the similarities. Its not too late, and the AIBC can still play a leading role in bridging this gap provided the right people work towards a common goal.