Gagan Arora, the Founder of Vertex Group, has been appointed as the Trade Commissioner of India-Africa Trade Council Incharge of Nigeria Division at the India-Nigeria Trade Conference held in Delhi a few days ago.
Marking a significant step forward in the in the bilateral trade relations between India and Nigeria.
Gagan Arora extends his gratitude to the Industry known top dignitaries present during this prestigious event; H.E. Ahmed Sule - High Commissioner of Nigeria to India, Asif Iqbal - President of the Indian Economic Trade Organization, Debmalya Banerjee - Regional Director of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and many more.
The Ambassador H.E. Ahmed Sule, expressed great interest in supporting the trade relations between the 2 countries and invited the trade community to explore all the available choices for investors.
As the Trade Commissioner of India-Africa Trade Council, Arora is responsible for promoting international trade agreements and export trade programmes, aiding exporters in acquiring more value from partner markets, and increasing the implementation of sustainable development obligations.
He has been recently recognized as the Changemaker in the Industry by a leading International Publication. He is the Chairman of the Foreign Investors Council's Delhi Chapter, serves as Director of Global Education for the Asian Arab Chamber of Commerce, operates as the Senator for the World Business Angel Investment Forum, and also serves as the Delegate of the Global Chamber of Business Leaders - India.
He has developed a global presence of Vertex Group in 7 countries in just 5 years, which has been acknowledged by the industry and earned him many accolades including 'World's Greatest Leaders Award 2021-22' by Asia One in collaboration with CNBC, Asia's Greatest Leaders Award 2020-21, Best CEO of the year 7 times in a row and he has topped the GMI and Forbes list of the Top 100 Influencers in India 2 times in a row.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as IATC Trade Commissioner for Nigeria. We already have a strong relationship with the region, and I'm looking forward to building on it. My key focus in my new position will be on increasing job opportunities in the Nigerian region by providing online education through Vertex Digital Academy and establishing local BPO's that will create extended job opportunities for the localities aiding in recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic. I want to connect firms for business in Nigeria, as well as uncover other chances for the country's infrastructure needs in the field of setting up business execution. As the trade commissioner, my goal is to strengthen bilateral ties and help India and Nigeria reach new heights," stated Gagan Arora.
"Such collaborations will put these 2 countries closer together than they have ever been before, bolstering bilateral business ties. Nigeria is already a 480 billion dollar market that is considered to be one of the most promising markets to invest in. The Nigerian government has also laid out different programs for foreign companies looking to grow their operations in the country. The Indian delegation will search for opportunities for partnership in the manufacturing, education, medical, and mining sectors, as well as other methods to improve the infrastructure required for ease of doing business," said Asif Iqbal.
The transition to clean energy is expected to generate 10.3 Million net new jobs globally by 2030. Most of the anticipated job gains are likely to be in electrical efficiency, power generation and the automotive sector. Vertex Group would act as a catalyst in supporting this energy transition with Arora's vision to create up to 840,000 jobs in Nigeria within this sector itself while the technology is now in full deployment in states like Lagos, which is fully covered with IoT networks, Ogun, Rivers, and the FCT.