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Canada Wood Group Hires Second Representative in India

Paul Newman

By Paul Newman

Executive Director - Market Access and Trade, COFI Vancouver

July 19, 2016

Canada Wood Group (CWG) announces the hiring of Mr. Raj Singh as Business Development Manager to be located in New Delhi, India.   Mr. Singh is the second industry representative attached to Canada Wood to be assigned to the BC Forestry Innovation Investment (BC FII) Indian initiative.   Mr. Sanjay Gupta was hired on June 23, 2014 to work on behalf of CFPA members in the Mumbai office.   This second CW position will be shared jointly by CFPA and COFI.

As part of the expansion of Canadian efforts in India, new officers are being placed in strategic geographic locations closer to key consuming regions.   In the 2016 BC Budget Minister Mike de Jong, BC’s Finance Minister, announced a $5 million increase over the next three years earmarked towards development of the Indian market.   Incremental funding will go towards augmenting field personnel, expanding product trials with users and launching new market campaigns.

Mr. Singh comes with extensive background in Indian manufacturing and retail operations related to wood, and has a Masters’ degree in ‘Wood Science & Technology’ from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.   He has worked in quality control, procurement and business development capacities.

He commences with Canada Wood in August 2016.    We would like to welcome him to the team.