John Madew is the Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner & General Manager South Asia for Austrade. Based in New Delhi John leads the Australian Government’s trade, investment and education promotion activities across India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh with 60 staff spread over 12 locations.
John has close to three years’ experience in India initially as Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner based in Mumbai where he led the Australian Government investment attraction activities across South Asia.
Prior to this John was responsible for the Australian Government’s trade, investment and education promotion activities in sub-Saharan Africa overseeing offices in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius. In his role in sub-Saharan Africa John worked with Australian resources companies on projects in 40+ African states. John has also worked with organisations in the ICT, resources, infrastructure, and education sectors.
John’s been with the Australian Trade & Investment Commission for fifteen years including roles in the UK and Canada. Prior to his current roles with the Australian Government, John has worked in senior consulting roles for software companies, beginning his career as an analyst in credit insurance and trade finance. John holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) and is a qualified accountant.