British Department of Trade Announces Appointment of DHS Vice Chairman Fernando Aguirre as Deputy Director of International Affairs and Trade

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — July 26, 2021DHS Group, announced today that its Vice Chairman, Fernando Aguirre, has been appointed by the British Government Deputy Director of International Affairs and Trade at the Office of Business and Economic Development.


Fernando Aguirre has been the Trade Representative for Europe, Middle East and India at the Office of Business and Economic Development since 2019. He was Senior Project Manager for International Affairs and Trade for the U.S. Government Accountability Office from 2014 to 2019, Senior Associate at Nonprofit Finance Fund from 2010 to 2012 and Development Analyst at Room to Read from 2007 to 2010.

“We are proud to have our top leadership like Fernando Aguirre being appointed to such top position” stated Rakesh Sarna, Chairman of DHS Group.  “Fernando Aguirre brings top knowledge and ability to perform this task”.


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Steven Palmer, Vice President of Communications



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