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UK Government appoints Indro Mukerjee as new CEO of Innovate UK

27th May 2021 | News

The UK Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has appointed Indro Mukerjee as the new CEO of Innovate UK, an organisation seeking to help develop the UK innovation and drive investment in research and development.  The Business Secretary said:

“I want innovation to be at the heart of our efforts to build back better, and to achieve this we need strong leadership from experienced innovators, with business know-how, who can help unleash the UK’s vast scientific and technological potential.”

TechWorks members will recall that Indro was a co-founder of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation. The experienced technology executive and business leader will take up the post immediately.

“Throughout my career, I have had a strong personal passion for the journey from scientific discovery through to innovation and ultimately commercialisation of technology,” said Mukerjee. “I have seen that journey at first hand across many settings, industries, countries and types of business. I will use this experience as I lead Innovate UK and work with the Secretary of State to deliver the government’s innovation strategy.”

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