Niranjan Joseph (Nirj) DEVA

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1948-05-11
Education St Joseph's Coll Colombo, Loughborough Univ
Publications N/A
Recreations tennis, riding, reading
Clubs Carlton, Hownslow Conservative
Style Nirj Joseph Deva, Esq, DL, FRSA, MEP
Career company dir and scientific advsr, memb Cncl RCS 1977-79, chm Bow Gp 1981 (sec Foreign Affrs Ctee 1985-87), former advsr to Viscount Whitelaw and Rt Hon David Howell, MP, memb Nat Consumer Cncl 1985-88, chm DTI/NCC Ctee on deregulation of Euro air tport 1985-87; MP (Cons) Brentford and Isleworth 1992-97 (first Asian Cons MP elected this century, Parly candidate (Cons) Hammersmith 1987); memb: Euro Standing Ctee B 1992-97, All-Pty Mfrg Gp 1993-97; memb Standing Ctee on: Immigration Bill 1992-97, Parly Admin (Ombudsman) 1993-97; jt sec Cons Pty Aviation Ctee 1992-97; PPS Scottish Office 1996-97, Select Ctee on Educn 1994-96; MEP (Cons) South East England 1999-; Euro Parl: front bench spokesman Devpt and Co-operation Ctee 1999-, memb Environment Ctee 1999-, memb UK Cons Delgn, delg EU-ACP Jt Parly Assembly 1999-, rapporteur Trade, WTO and Devpt 2000-, delg to Asean countries 2002-, memb Regnl Economy Tport and Tourism Ctee 2002-, delg to UN Gen Assembly 2003, delg to SAARC countries 2004-, coordinator EPP-ED Gp Devpt Cmmn 2004-, first vice-chm S Asia Delgn 2004-09, rapporteur on Financial Perspectives 2005-, memb Foreign Affrs Ctee 2005, chm delgn to World Summit UN Gen Assembly 2005, rapporteur EU Devpt Budget 2006, chm Working Gp A Devpt Ctee 2007-, chm Right Approach Gp, vice-pres Working Gp on Human Dignity, fndr Friends of Sri Lanka, chm von Mises Circle; nominated as candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as Sec Gen of the UN 2006, runner up as Speaker of the European Parliament 2012; Cons Pty special advsr on ethnic affrs 2001-03; currently DG Policy Research Centre for Business; hon life pres EU India Chamber of Commerce; chm: EU-China Friendship Gp, EU Indonesia Gp, EUAfghanistan Gp; memb Int Cmmn on Human Dignity; hon ambass at large Govt of Sri Lanka 2003-, hon advsr to PM of Sri Lanka 2003-; candidate for UN Sec Gen 2006, candidate and runner-up for pres European Parl 2012; chm Symphony Plastics Ltd; dir: Erabodagama Estates Ltd 1990-, Waulngalle Distilleries Ltd 1990-, Distilleries Co of Sri Lanka Ltd 2004-, Aitken Spence Ltd Sri Lanka 2005, Deva Hldgs Sri Lanka (Pvt) L:td 2008-; patron CHASE (Childrens Hospice Service); author of various articles and pamphlets on Chile, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, enterprise zones, air tport, deregulation; FRSA; Vishwa Kirthi Sri Lanka Abhimani 2006, Knight Cdr Constantinian Mil Order of St George 2008
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Food and drink etiquette

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Debrett's notebooks

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