Harjinder Kang

Harjinder joined the Civil Service following a private-sector career of over 30 years within the global pharmaceutical industry, primarily with AstraZeneca PLC, where he held numerous senior roles.

As of mid-2019, Harjinder was delighted to be given the opportunity of joining the Department for International Trade to lead the Healthcare, Life Sciences and Bio-economy sectors. In October 2021, he became Chief Negotiator for the UK-India Free Trade Agreement. Harjinder is also the Vice-Chair of Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and a member of the Council of the University of Birmingham.

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi