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SSCBS Alumnus Ankur Shiv Bhandari becomes the first Indian origin Mayor of a key region in Berkshire United Kingdom (1998 Batch)

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Dated: 19th May 2022

Ankur Shiv Bhandari becomes the first person of Indian – origin to be elected Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Berkshire, United Kingdom

A warm welcome was given to Cllr Ankur Shiv Bhandari as he became the new Mayor of Bracknell Forest at the annual meeting of the council on Wednesday, 18 May. Cllr Bhandari is the first person of Indian-origin and also the first person of colour to have taken this position.

Cllr Bhandari, who has represented Binfield with Warfield ward since 2019, was elected during the Mayor-making part of the meeting. He will now take over as first citizen of Bracknell Forest from Cllr Ash Merry, who has been Mayor since May 2020.

Ankur was born in Faridabad, Haryana, India where he did his initial schooling from St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Sector-9, Faridabad and subsequently from DAV Public School, Sector 14, Faridabad. Ankur did his graduation in Business Studies from College of Business Studies (Now Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies), Delhi University. Ankur moved to United Kingdom in 2001 to pursue his MBA at Leicester Business School, DeMontfort University. Ankur manages his business and charity interests through his presence in both United Kingdom and India.

Ankur, his wife and two children have considered Bracknell home for 17 years. Ankur is an Entrepreneur running businesses in the fields of Shopper Marketing and Digital led Training. Previously Ankur has held senior positions with corporates such as Procter & Gamble, Accenture and WPP. Ankur is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors in London. Ankur has worked around the world in more than 50 countries and holds an MBA, a post graduate teaching qualification and is about to complete his Masters degree in law.

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