A NEW man will be tackling business issues in Swindon.

Heydar Faramarzi, managing director of Emnico Technologies, has been elected the new President/Lead Ambassador for Swindon Chamber of Commerce by members of the group.

Heydar has worked for GEC Marconi in London as a software engineer, AT&T in New Jersey as a senior technical manager and Alcatel-Lucent in Swindon as an R&D director leading the development of large scale IT and software systems.

He is currently the managing director at Emnico Technologies in Swindon, providing managed IT services and software development support.

After the appointment, he said: “Having been a Swindon Chamber member for the past few years benefiting from its services, I will make every endeavour to further promote the Chamber’s vision and focus to help and support the business growth in Swindon.

“I intend to work with the local business community to grow the Chamber’s presence and role as the hub for all sizes of business from sole traders to multi-nationals.”

Speaking last year as the vice chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, Mr Faramarzi said that a lot of work needed to be done in Swindon to ensure people stay in the town.

He said: “We need to make sure people stay in Swindon, and we need to attract people to Swindon.

“Our youngsters leave Swindon for various reasons – because of jobs, because there’s no university.”

The next Swindon Chamber of Commerce business breakfast meeting will be held on Friday, when networkers will hear from Geoff Harding, South West agent for the Bank of England.