Tampa Hillsborough EDC hires new VP, International Business Development

October 2, 2017


Ajay Sujanani, VP, International Business Development

TAMPA, Fla. / The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation announced today that Ajay Sujanani will be joining the team as vice president, international business development on October 2, 2017. Sujanani brings extensive international business experience, having managed business development initiatives in over 60 international markets across six continents.

“Ajay’s experience in international business and work in Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe make him the perfect candidate to lead our international business development efforts,” said Craig J. Richard, CEcD, FM, president and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough EDC. “His skillset will be invaluable in helping us achieve the goals we set in our most recent strategic plan.”

Sujanani will lead international business development efforts for the EDC, including leading sales and FDI missions to foreign markets, conducting export counseling, and connecting local companies to the resources necessary to expand internationally. He will also work with Pinellas County Economic Development and Pasco Economic Development Council to further the success of Tampa Bay Export Alliance.

“I am excited about this opportunity with the Tampa Hillsborough EDC,” said Sujanani. “International business development has been my passion, and the team at the EDC, as well as the Tampa Bay Export Alliance, accomplish truly outstanding work.”

Previously, Sujanani was the managing director of international investment for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, where he managed a portfolio of projects worth $10 billion and 15,000 jobs and was responsible for various missions to Australia, Mexico, Middle East, Canada, Israel, and India. He received his MBA from the London Business School and BS in Management Information Systems from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.


About the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors.
For more information, visit Tampaedc.com.