Councillor Sunil Chopra was elected as the first Asian Mayor in the Southwark Council for the year 2014-2015. Before this Mr. Chopra served as the Deputy Mayor at Southwark Council. He was the NSUI President in India in the year 1975 and is also the General Secretary, Overseas Friends of Congress India. Mr. Chopra has keen interest in promoting businesses and charities in UK connected with the Asian Diaspora. Mr. Chopra came to UK in 1979 and set up two successful businesses in London and then selling them to his own employees as a goodwill gesture.