The firm has signed up to the UK India Business Council Launchpad scheme and through them have appointed Benz Thomas to drive the expansion of the Indian market.
The UK India Business Council supports UK businesses with the insights, networks, policy advocacy, services and facilities needed to succeed in India.
Thomas was previously manager of food services at certification body SGS, responsible for targeted growth and business development for the food testing, inspection, certification and audits business.
He has sales and marketing experience in the food safety industry at SGS, and prior experience in marketing at Mahindra Satyam, and at the Steel Authority of India.
Based in Delhi / NCR region, Thomas will build on this growing market for BRC Global Standards working with local retailers, manufacturers and other stakeholders.
Mark Proctor, CEO at BRC Global Standards, said India is one of the fastest growing countries for it.
“We are delighted to have signed up to the UK India Business Council’s Launchpad scheme which is a low risk way of increasing our presence in India and having someone on the ground to drive our growth.
“Benz’s experience and expertise will no doubt have a great impact in this emerging market, continuing to grow the number of sites in India who are implementing our standards, and maintaining certification.”