Published On: Fri, Apr 4th, 2014

Curacao Indian Business Association

1 - CIBA Board, Ambassador, First SecretaryWILLEMSTAD - The board of the newly formed Curacao Indian Business Association was pleased to organize its first social event of the year by hosting the Ambassador of India in Caracas, Mrs. Smita Purushottam, and First Embassy Secretary, Mr. Anjani Kumar, on their official visit to Curacao. The event took place on March 22nd, 2014 at Fusions restaurant in Salinja Galleries and was attended by the Honorary Consul of India in the Dutch Caribbean, Mr. Ram Boolchand, along with the majority of the association’s members and their spouses. The event gave the Indian business community an opportunity to come together in a social setting, discuss the current business environment, share ideas for the future, and make the Ambassador aware of what has already been accomplished on our Dushi Curacao as well as help her understand where her support may be needed as we look ahead.

2 - CIBA BoardThe Curacao Indian Business Association was formed as a post-2010 re-organization of the former Indian Merchants’ Association of the Netherlands Antilles (IMANA). The new association intends to widen its membership beyond merchants to also include Indian professionals, and to provide a forum in which the Indian community can come together to share ideas, resolve differences and find a common voice as we look to the future. The Curacao Indian Business Association hopes to work closely with other commercial associations in Curacao as well as the local government to build a better, more inclusive Curacao for us all.

The board of the Curacao Indian Business Association is comprised of the following members: Mr. Vinod Daswani (President), Mr. Bharat Bhojwani (Vice President), Mr. Jai Nandwani (Secretary), Mr. Jagdish Mirpuri (Treasurer), Mr. Ashok Thani, Mr. Mahesh Balani, Mr. Sunil Vasandani, Mr. Divyakumar Sawilani and Mr. Kunal Mirchandani.

Picture 1 (L to R): Mr. Ram Boolchand (Honorary Consul of India in the Dutch Caribbean), Mr. Jai Nandwani, Mr. Vinod Daswani, Mr. Bharat Bhojwani, Mrs. Smita Purushottam (Ambassador of India in Caracas), Mr. Ashok Thani, Mr. Jagdish Mirpuri, Mr. Sunil Vasandani, Mr. Diyakumar Sawilani, Mr. Kunal Mirchandani, Mr. Anjani Kumar (First Embassy Secretary)

Picture 2 (L to R): Board of the Curacao Indian Business Association - Mr. Jai Nandwani (Secretary), Mr. Vinod Daswani (President), Mr. Bharat Bhojwani (Vice President), Mr. Sunil Vasandani, Mr. Jagdish Mirpuri (Treasurer), Mr. Ashok Thani, Mr. Diyakumar Sawilani, Mr. Kunal Mirchandani

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