The announcement appointing Sabapathy, CBE, as Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for the County of the West Midlands was made
by the Queen over the weekend, a release said. He will be the Queen's personal representative to the county. The 64-year-old Sabapathy was also the first non-white chairman of a British University. Born in Chennai, Sabapathy moved to the UK in 1964 and had a 28-year career in the industry.