The Indian High Commission, Wellington, New Zealand today announced the appointment of Bhav Dhillon, an Auckland businessman as the new Honorary Consul in Auckland.
Dhillon would be based in Auckland and his jurisdiction will cover the regions of Auckland, Northland and Waikato.
“Dhillon’s appointment will strengthen the High Commission’s outreach in these three regions…(and) add strength to activities relating to the welfare of the Indian community including Indian students and in the promotion of commercial and cultural links between India and New Zealand,” the Indian High Commission said in a press release today.
Bhav Dhillon has been in New Zealand for the last 15 years and is a qualified and experienced management graduate. He is currently the Managing Director of a local company, CEMIX that he took over in November 2008 where he was previously the GM since 2003. Before that, he was based in Singapore and was handpicked by the then management of CEMIX to come from Singapore to New Zealand and setup Australasia’s most advanced manufacturing plant in construction products.
Dhillon is also Director of four other companies having varied interests in media, publishing and property. He is the Publisher and MD of weekly newspaper, ‘Indian Weekender’ and ‘Ticket Bazaar’ – an online one stop shop for event ticketing.
He is also the Chair of ‘There’s a Better Way Foundation’, a non-profit Trust that works alongside NZ Police, Auckland Council and other organisations for creating pathways for positive change among kiwi youth at risk of gang culture and drugs.