Conservative Friends of India (CF India),

A group affiliated to the Conservative Party has announced the appointment of Dr Rami Ranger CBE and Mr Zac Goldsmith MP as the organisations new Co-Chairmen.

The Conservative Friends of India appointed Dr Ranger and Mr Goldsmith, who will bring a wealth of experience to the roles. Dr Ranger CBE is a founding member of the Hindu Forum of Britain, chairman of the Pakistan, India & UK Friendship Forum and the British Sikh Association. His company, Sun Mark Ltd, is the only company in the UK to have been awarded 5 consecutive Queens Awards for enterprise.

As a key supporter of youth and skills development, Rami is a member of the government's Apprenticeship Delivery Board and an Ambassador for the Food and Drinks Industry in the development of apprenticeships and job creation throughout the UK. In 2005 he was made a Member of the British Empire and in 2016 the Commander of British Empire for his services to British Business and the Asian Community.

Theresa May said: “The UK would not be the vibrant country that it is today without the enormous contribution of successive generations of British Indians. Conservative Friends of India plays an important role in strengthening the links between our Party and the British Indian community, and in supporting the flourishing friendship between the UK and India. I know that under Rami Ranger and Zac Goldsmith’s leadership, CF India will go from strength and strength as a valued part of our Conservative family.”

Dr Ranger said: “I am deeply honoured to be appointed as Co-Chairman of Conservative Friends of India along with Zac Goldsmith MP. As Co-Chairman of the Conservative Friends of India, I will work to further enhance the involvement of the British Indian community in the political life of our great country which will bring about a positive change to the UK through their participation within the Conservative Party and political service in UK."

Zac Goldsmith MP said: “It is a real honour to be Co-Chairman of Conservative Friends of India, and to be able to work alongside Dr Rami Ranger CBE. The British Indian Community is such an important part of what makes our country successful and the relationship between Britain and India is not only a deep and lasting, it is becoming ever more important.”