Commonwealth Games England today announced that entrepreneur Bhanu Choudhrie is to Chair the Business Advisory Board for Commonwealth Games England.
Ahead of the much anticipated 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi this October, Bhanu will be working with a group of eminent and respected sports minded individuals, to rally support and secure funds to support England’s participation in Delhi.
Born in Delhi, Bhanu has been the Executive Director of C&C Alpha Group Ltd since 2001 where the group has a vast portfolio of investments, ranging from award-winning spa hotels in India and Mauritius to a portfolio of hospitals and care homes in the UK. Bhanu has recently diversified into Bollywood, launching a company in India involved in filming and distribution.
His involvement follows on from last month’s announcement that CGE has raised over £100,000 through signing up SME’s to become an ‘Official Friend of the England Team’ for Delhi 2010.
Bhanu Choudhrie commented, “I am really excited to come in as Chair of the Business Advisory Board and am fully focused on the success of Commonwealth Games England. The Team have over 400 of England’s top athletes heading to Delhi and we want to make sure they have everything in place to help make the Games a huge success”.
Joanna Robinson, Development Director for Commonwealth Games England said: "It’s great to have Bhanu on board. He is a hugely successful businessman whose experience and contacts, both in this country and in India will be invaluable to the success of the team. We are very focussed on impeccable preparations in order to deliver one of England’s finest performances at the Games in Delhi this year”.
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With competition between 8000+ athletes from 71 nations, who together represent 25% of the world’s population, the Delhi Games promise to deliver a feast of top-class sport. For more details and to become an ‘Official Friend’ of the England Team please visit www.weareengland.org to download the full list of benefits and an application form or email or call the Commercial team on 020 8676 3543 or [email protected]