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 Bioeconomy sectors. These sectors have shown to be at the forefront of tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and the pace of innovation and development over the last 18 months has been staggering, and he is immensely proud to be supporting these sectors. He and his team will do everything in their power to help UK companies and institutions achieve even greater success, both within the UK and abroad.
Harjinder is also the Vice Chair of Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and a member of the Council of the University of Birmingham.