IoD CHIEF ECONOMIST TO SPEAK AT NORTH EAST LUNCH
The chief economist at one of Britain’s most influential lobbying organisations is to address business leaders in the North East.
Tej Parikh of the Institute of Directors (IoD) will be at Wynyard Hall Hotel in September to speak with leaders representing a range of sectors in the region.
Before joining the IoD, Tej worked as an economic analyst at the Bank of England in roles across monetary and financial policy.
Subsequently, he moved to Cambodia where he was a journalist focusing on economic and private sector development for a national newspaper. He has since been a freelance political risk consultant and journalist, covering Europe and Asia in particular.
Ahead of the lunch, Tej will join IoD members on a behind the scenes tour of the South Tees Development Corporation (STDC). The STDC was established to promote economic growth and commercial development of the Tees Valley.
The STDC area covers approximately 4,500 acres of land to the south of the River Tees, in the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland, and includes the former SSI steelworks site as well as other industrial assets. The area benefits from river access and includes the deep-water port of Teesport, England’s largest exporting port.
Karl Pemberton, chair of the IoD North East (South), said: “Tej will be joining us at an interesting time, just a month ahead of the end of October deadline for the UK leaving the EU. We look forward to hearing his views on Brexit as well as other domestic matters affecting businesses, particularly those in the North East.”
The business leaders lunch takes place at Wynyard Hall Hotel, Stockton on Tees on 20 September, 12 noon-2pm. To book your place here or email firstname.lastname@example.org