Manoj Ladwa, Founder of India Inc. Group – the UK-headquartered media organisation behind iGlobal, has been conferred as Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University (BCU).
The new role is in recognition of his expertise spanning the media, business, charity and political spectrum in both the UK and India. The position will see Professor Ladwa lead masterclasses for the university’s students and use his expertise in media and journalism to develop new ideas, practices and collaborations with the BCU’s academics.
“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the excellent work being done by BIME [Birmingham Institute of Media and English] and Birmingham City University in media and communications and in its efforts to build strong ties with India and Indian enterprise,” said Prof. Ladwa.
“This role brings me back to my childhood roots in Birmingham, a vibrant city which has so much to offer through its industry, multiculturalism, and increasing focus on cutting edge green growth technology and innovation. I very much look forward to working closely with BCU’s world class faculty, students and wider networks in the coming years,” he said.
Prof. Ladwa, who was born and raised in Birmingham, was formally named the recipient of the role at a special ceremony in London last week, attended by leaders from the university and from key sectors in both the UK and India.
Professor Alison Honour, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, who conferred the honour said: “Manoj Ladwa’s experience and expertise has seen him found and develop the India Inc. Group, which has become a major resource in both journalism and policy.
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“While the university already enjoys very fruitful links in India, including via our STEAMhouse project, this appointment will help us take these partnerships even further.
“We are delighted to have been able to secure his expertise as a Visiting Professor at the University and we know that he will bring with him years of experience and be a real asset for our staff and students alike.”
Prof. Ladwa is known for his passion for joining up key collaborations between India, the country of his origin, and the UK, the country of his birth. And, his India Inc. Group has made a mark with high-profile events such as India Global Forum and flagship publications such as ‘India Global Business’.
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