Chennai, 27th December, 2016 : After years building and promoting international business collaborations, Indian entrepreneur, Dr G.S.K. Velu, Chairman and & Managing Director, Trivitron Group of Companies has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Chennai. As Honorary Consul, Dr.G.S.K. Velu will work towards strengthening relations for a sustainable growth and development between India and Estonia – promoting business, culture, tourism, education and developing strategic business collaborations.
The appointment of Dr.G.S.K. Velu will enhance bilateral trade between the two countries with focus on biotechnology, cyber security healthcare, tele-medicine and education. The office of the Honorary Consul jurisdiction states also includes Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Dr.G.S.K. Velu has been selected for this prestigious honour based on his distinguishing reputation in the Indian healthcare industry and his business acumen in bringing the latest innovations and path breaking technology to provide advanced healthcare at an affordable cost.
Estonia is a global leader in the areas of ICT, e-governance, e-health, e-schools, cyber-security and many more areas. In fact, Estonia is the first country in the world to have ‘e-voting’ and ‘digital signatures’ also because of which it currently advises the entire European Union on its digital strategy. The country also signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Indian Government in February 2014, to implement a similar e-governance system across India.
A small powerhouse with 1.3 million people, Estonia is strategically located in Northern Europe with easy access to Finland, Sweden and Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. A number of innovative SMEs have also entered the Indian market from Estonia and some big Indian companies will soon be announcing their investment in Estonia, considering it is ranked 2ND after Switzerland in terms of economic freedom in Europe.
On receiving the honour, Dr. G.S.K. Velu, Chairman & Managing Director, Trivitron Group of Companies said, “Estonia is one of India’s most important trading partners in the European Union. The country needs to be appreciated for its progressive initiatives like ‘e-residency’, which enable entrepreneurs in India and around the world to establish a real company in the country, online, in less than 15 minutes including a bank account, etc., which allows them to engage in business operations by signing documents digitally from India and trading across Europe. I feel honored and privileged to work towards strengthening the bilateral ties between both the countries in the areas of business, education, tourism”.
Estonia, renowned the world over as the birthplace of Skype, is a country known as the leader in Information Technology besides sectors like clean technologies, renewable energy solutions and others.