Ian Felton, new UK Deputy High Commissioner in India's Silicon City

Ian Felton is the new British Deputy High Commissioner, Bangalore, which means that he will be at hand to guide UK’s Science and Innovation network, headquartered in the city.

He succeeds Richard Hyde who left after a four-year tenure in Bangalore. 

“Bangalore is one of India’s most important business hubs. As such, there are numerous British companies invested here and several Indian companies from Bangalore have a base in the UK. British investment and expertise can be seen across sectors in Bangalore and Karnataka, including in IT, telecom, biotech, automotive, aerospace, financial services and retail” says Felton.

He adds: “Our Science and Innovation Network in Bangalore works with the British Council and the Research Councils UK Office in India to build mutually beneficial partnerships in science, research, education and training that cut across sectors in Karnataka. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Bangalore also operates as the representative office for UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). I am thrilled to be taking up this post in Bangalore and excited about taking forward our partnership agenda in Karnataka.”

Felton arrives in Bangalore after serving as the British ambassador in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa and previous postings in Cambodia, New York and Brussels. His experience includes work at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York and in the Foreign  and Commonwealth Office's United Nations Department in London. Sep 15 2011