Welcome to Sandeep Sesodia of Future Williams & Glyn, The Royal Bank of Scotland who has taken over as the new Chairman of the Southampton Business Board at Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
Peter Robertson said: “After almost five years as Vice Chair and Chair of the Southampton Business Board I am delighted to welcome Sandeep as our new Chair. I have known Sandeep for many years and believe he will continue the great work of our Southampton Business Board and has the ambition and drive to further the many areas we support locally.”
Sandeep is a banking professional with over 30 years’ experience in working in the banking and finance industry. Currently working in the Corporate Banking Division of the Future Williams & Glyn, The Royal Bank of Scotland. For the last eight years he has covered the Southampton and South Hampshire area.
He is passionate about helping businesses to start, grow, develop and to maximise their potential.
Sandeep said: “I sincerely adhere to my mantra that if anyone asks you to think outside the box, ask them, why does it have to be a box?.
“In helping the business community, of central importance has been to actively work with and network among the business community. Strategic business partnerships have been developed with key professionals and organisations. Central to this has been working with Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
“I am honoured to have been chosen as the Chairman of the Southampton Business Board of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and I am very excited by the opportunity. I have shared my aims and aspirations with the Board and
key to this is to draw upon the skills and experience of my fellow Board members, to harness their energies
and expertise and to deliver a world beating business support service throughout our area.
“My vision is that the Chamber represents all business sectors and that it addresses their businesses needs. Feedback and ideas are a must. The Chamber’s open door policy and its desire to be transparent means that collaboration is critical. We must embrace, be inclusive, as well as engender and foster good working relationships wherever, whatever and whenever we are involved. In addition, we must offer continuity and consistency. More than this we must be dynamic, differentiate ourselves, raise our profile and visibility, set and lead by example. The city and the business communities (and their dynamics) are ever changing and we must keep pace with them.
“Having worked with the Chamber for many years I have been involved in helping to set up the Hampshire Chamber Asian Network and many events have been arranged. Through efforts of Board members partnerships with the Chinese community have been developed and trade delegations to China have taken place. We are looking to work with other business communities that have a strong representation in the city.
“Achieving all of my aims will be a challenge that I will relish. I look forward to bringing the business
communities together and working with them to get the best out of them for them.”