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H. E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski
(Ambassador, European Union to India)

Tomasz Kozlowski is the Ambassador of the European Union to India and Bhutan (non-resident). Prior to his posting in New Delhi, he served as the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea (2011 - 2015).

During his tenure, he played a crucial role in the implementation of the EU-Korea free trade agreement (FTA).

Before joining the EU, he was a member of the Polish Diplomatic Service. He was posted at the Polish Embassies in Indonesia and Malaysia. He served as the Ambassador of Poland to Pakistan (concurrently accredited to Afghanistan) in 2001 – 2003 and as Director General for Asia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw in 2003 – 2004.

He also worked for the United Nations in Cambodia (1993) and South Africa (1994). His publications include articles and book chapters on development cooperation, security issues and EU-Asia relations.

Mr. Ameet Nivsarkar
(President, The Council of European Union Chambers in India)

Ameet Nivsarkar is the President of the Council of European Union Chambers Of Commerce in India and also leads the Corporate Affairs function at TCS wherein he is responsible for Public Policy and related stakeholder engagements globally. Prior to this, Mr. Nivsarkar was a part of the leadership team at NASSCOM, the apex body of the Indian IT and ITES/BPO industry, where he led NASSCOM’s international practice – the Global Trade Development Programme and security initiatives.

He has extensive experience in the information technology and business process outsourcing space and over the past 20 years has worked in various positions across the globe, ranging from hands-on operations to strategic planning and policy. He has successfully demonstrated an ability to deliver in familiar and unfamiliar circumstances and is comfortable with building and managing teams.

Dr. Renu Shome
(Director, The Council of European Union Chambers in India)

Dr. Renu Shome is the Director at The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India and is responsible for the overall, internal as well as external activities of the Organization. She plays a major role in managing the day-to-day business operations in co-ordination with internal and external departments for smooth functioning of the organization. Dr. Shome has been associated with the Council of EU Chambers since 2010.

Dr. Shome is a doctorate in Economics from Jabalpur University with over 2 decades of experience in Business Operations. Dr. Shome is a keen sports lover and is currently based in Mumbai.

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan

The European Union along with EU Chambers felicitated veteran actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan with a Citation and honored him for immense contribution in the world of cinema and innumerable social causes over the years at the occasion of “Europe Day” on 18th May, 2018 held at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Mr. Bachchan took to his blog on Friday night to share a few photographs from the Europe Day celebration in Mumbai.

"A decoration again. From the EU, the European Union on Europe Day celebration, to felicitate me with a Citation. Humbling and gratified,"Mr. Bachchan wrote. "Such is the nature of these events that are most humbling and filled with gratitude. It makes me want to run away from it all, but certain obligations need to be accepted. And so I did," he added.

"Far too much attention is given and I find it difficult to digest or accept what is written and said. I am least deserving, and most unworthy of such, but they insist and I comply. But EU is a robust institution and when they decorate they do so after much consideration... I am most obliged and thankful," he added. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was joined by his daughter Mrs. Shweta Nanda at the event.

The EU Ambassador to India, Tomasz Kozlowski, also took to twitter to thank Mr. Amitabh for gracing the event. "Thank you shri Amitabh Bachchan for being Guest of Honour at Europe Day in Mumbai! It was occasion to facilitate Mr. Bachchan for his artistic achievements and extraordinary contribution to building cultural bridges between Europe and India," he tweeted.