Investment specialists, India


Stuart Rees - Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner - South Asia

Tel: +91 22 6116 7117

Stuart Rees is Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Austrade, South Asia. He heads the Australian government’s Investment, Agribusiness and Food, Defence and Advanced Technology teams across South Asia.

Stuart was appointed to India in August 2019 and managed the Australia India Business Exchange program which was delivered in February 2020. He was previously Trade Commissioner to Thailand and has undertaken short term postings in India and Papua New Guinea. Prior to that Stuart was State Director Victoria and Tasmania. He has led several trade and investment development missions throughout Asia, the USA and EU and considered an expert with deep ASEAN experience in supporting the growth of multinational and SME exporters across a diverse range of sectors.

Stuart joined Austrade in 2005 after an earlier professional career in finance and agribusiness. He was raised in rural Victoria, Australia. In his early youth spent some time as a Jackaroo and is a graduate of Marcus Oldham College – Australia’s leading agricultural tertiary institution.

Adil Mohamed - Senior Investment Manager

Tel: +91 44 4391 3214

Adil joined Austrade in 2005 and is responsible for leading industry strategy for digital technologies and defence, advanced manufacturing and space (DAMS) across South Asia.

He is an experienced professional, with over 23 years of experience (both Government and private sector) in international trade, economic development and industry promotion. He has been the India representative for Australian Government’s Automotive Market Access Program. Prior to Austrade, he was a Regional Manager at the auto components division of Ford Motor Company in India and was instrumental in developing and winning non-Ford business and managed global customer accounts of various American, European and Asian car manufacturers.

He is a proud recipient of 2019 Australia Day Achievement Medallion. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola Institute of Business Administration and Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from Madras University, Chennai. He is also a certified e-business professional from IBM.

Tim White - Trade and Investment Commissioner, New Delhi

Tel: +91 11 4575 6211

Tim manages Austrade’s flagship trade and investment promotion program in India the Australia-India Business Exchange (AIBX).  AIBX is a digital-first and partner-driven program that aims to build two-way business literacy and driver commercial outcomes in priority sectors, including agrifood, mining & resources, infrastructure and education.

Tim also leads Austrade’s Marketing and Mining & Resources teams in South Asia and manages Austrade’s New Delhi and Kolkata, and Dhaka posts.

Previously Tim served with Austrade in Greater China where he led Austrade’s Healthcare team and managed the agency’s West China presence.

Tim also worked for more than 10 years with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade across roles in China and Canberra.

He holds degrees in Law (with Honours) and Asian Studies from the Australian National University.

Sarah Hariz - Trade and Investment Commissioner, New Delhi

Tel: +97 1 450 87104

Sarah is currently the Trade and Investment Commissioner for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in New Delhi. She is currently focussed on the Australian government’s Education and Healthcare sectors across South Asia.

Sarah has over ten years of experience with the Australian Government, holding key roles in Australia and internationally, including in the Middle East and Europe. These roles focused on healthcare commercialisation, international trade and investment, and business strategy.

In her most recent role as the Health Sector Lead, Sarah established the Middle East and Africa health team. She developed and successfully delivered the sector strategy across the region. She has been successful in promoting Australia’s capability across sectors and in supporting Australian businesses throughout their export journeys.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is also completing an Executive MBA through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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