Mr. Sandeep Shah is the Managing Director of Mumbai based HBS Realtors, a leading real
estate development company which is a fusion of residential, commercial and infrastructure development with solid regeneration expertise. The group also has presence in sectors such as education, IT, power, real estate development, entertainment, sports, fashion clothing etc.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Shah said, “I am honoured and glad to accept this accreditation. It is really a great opportunity to bring India and Ivory Coast closer in mutual cooperation and trade relations. Both India and Ivory Coast are the developing economies and there is substantial scope to increase both trade and tourism from both sides in the coming months”. Mr. Shah, known for his motivational management skills with a proven history of nurturing, guiding and retaining high performance teams to develop and implement strategies for accelerated growth, is a natural choice for the coveted post of honorary consul by République de Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) for Maharashtra.
Mr. Shah was conferred as an honorary consul by his Excellency Mr. Sainy Tiemele, Ambassador of République de Côte d'Ivoire to India in the presence of Chief Guest Mr. Sumit Mullick, Additional Chief Secretary and Chief protocol, Government of Maharashtra.
The distinguished guests from République de Côte d'Ivoire present on the occasion at the ceremony included Mr. Gnanzou Koutoua, Counsellor in-charge of consular affairs, Mrs. Dogbo Marie Paule, Counsellor in-charge of eco and commercial affairs.
Mr. Shah will be the representative of the Republic of Ivory Coast for Maharashtra to encourage trade & tourism, represent their Government at Maharashtra state government functions and other trade bodies. He will also look after the interests of the nationals of Ivory Coast in Maharashtra and Indian citizens who may want to visit Ivory Coast.
République de Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is a republic with a strong executive power invested in the president. The country is the largest producer of coffee (cocoa). Ivorian economy is largely market based and relies heavily on agriculture. Currently the country’s economy ison a take-off mode and has become a favorable nation for trade & tourism development between India and West Africa.