Vikram Kirloskar, vice-chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has been elected as chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Southern Region for the year 2017-18. Mr Kirloskar has been closely associated with the CII and was the deputy chairman of CII Southern Region during 2016-17.
He is a member of the CII National Council since 2012 and also the chairman of the Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA). He also serves on the government of India Development Council for Automobiles and the National Council for Electric Mobility. Mr Kirloskar is also a past president of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
R Dinesh, joint managing director, T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons, Madurai has been elected as the deputy chairman of CII Southern Region for 2017-18.
Mr Dinesh is an active member of CII and is the chairman of CII Institute of Logistics Advisory Council and Chairman of Logistics Sector Skill Council. He is a member of the CII National Council and chairman of CII National Committee on Logistics. In 2012-13, Mr Dinesh was the chairman of the CII Tamil Nadu State Council.