MENA and India

The Dubai office, covering the Middle East and North Africa, as well as India, is headed up by Sidharth Mehta, Regional Director for MENA and India.

The central location of Dubai is fundamental to increasing South Australia’s international trade, supporting exporters to access markets across the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as India.

There are huge opportunities for South Australian businesses looking to enter or expand within the market.


The MENA and India region presents unlimited opportunities for South Australian companies exporting agricultural produce, agri-processed products, education services, medical and healthcare and advanced technology driven industries.

With one of the world’s fastest growing economies, the largest democracy in the world and a rapidly growing population of 1.3 billion, India stands as one of the most opportune markets for South Australia. Opportunities for South Australian exporters lie in the food and agri-business sector, energy and mining, defence, health and medical industries, hi-tech and international education.

We provide an array of services to South Australian exporters which include in-market intelligence, introduction to key importers and distributors, facilitating trade through online digital platforms as well as trade exhibitions and B2B meetings.

Sector opportunities

With an open trade policy, the food, wine and agribusiness sector is highly competitive, but for South Australian exporters, opportunities do exist in most food categories. 

With tourism and emerging affluence, there has been a shift in food habits, with openings in ready-to-eat food, processed food and soft drinks.

With a growing demand for high-quality education and skills training in India, there are opportunities for South Australian international education providers, vocational education trainers and researchers to tap into.

Across MENA and India, opportunities exist for exporters within medtech, research and development and training and skills development within the health and medical industries sector.

About our team

Kamran Khan

Senior Director, India

With a career spanning across the Indian private sector and within the Australian Government, Kamran possess an in-depth knowledge of factors for South Australian companies looking to engage with the India market. Kamran has strong expertise in the infrastructure sector having led the development of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s industry engagement strategy for this sector across South Asia.


+91 755 008 8678

Australian Consulate General 9th Floor, Express Chambers Express Avenue Mall No.49-50L, Whites Road Royapettah, Chennai

Priya Pankaj

Director, India

Priya has extensive experience working across international markets in the fields of banking, finance and technology. Priya previously worked for the British Government where she helped to developed the account management strategy for the United Kingdom Trade Economics and Prosperity team in India.


+91 920 560 0269

Australian Consulate General, Crezenzo Building District, 10th Floor, A Wing, G Block, C38 & 39 Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Sidharth Mehta

Sidharth Mehta

Regional Director - MENA and India

With more than 12 years of international trade and investment promotion experience, Sidharth has worked across government to government and business to business trade and investment portfolios. He has produced B2B intelligence and networking platforms in the Middle East and Asia for various sectors of growth.


+971 56 501 3684

Australian Consulate-General, Burjuman Business Tower, Level 25, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road - Bur Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates.