Ben is responsible for the CBI’s work on trade and investment, managing our offices in China, India and the United States and our relationships with the Department for International Trade (DIT), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for International Development (DfID), international business organisations and foreign governments.
Prior to this role Ben worked for 3 years as our Deputy Director, International and spent 3 years before that as a senior relationship manager in our Commercial Division. He joined the CBI in 2008 after starting his career at the political consultancy DeHavilland.
Ben represents the CBI on the Group Board of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and is a member of the patient advisory committee of Kidney Research UK. He has degrees from the London School of Economics & Political Science and Durham University and is currently studying for the Certificate in Global Management at INSEAD Business School.