The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation playing a proactive role in India's development process, has announced new office-bearers for the year 2019-20.
Vikram Kirloskar, chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Systems, and vice-chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has assumed office as the president of CII for 2019-20. He takes over from Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman, Bharti Enterprises.
Mr Kirloskar has been associated with CII for three decades and has been chairman of the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) Board since its inception in 2012-13. He has chaired several National Committees and Councils of CII in the areas of Manufacturing, R&D, Design, Innovation, Technology and CSR. Mr Kirloskar was chairman, CII Southern Region during 2017-18 and president of Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers (SIAM) during 2013-15.
Mr Kirloskar is a fourth-generation member of the Kirloskar Group started in 1888 and is a graduate in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Mr Kirloskar had been elected as a member of the National Council of CII several times since 2004.
Founded in 1895, CII which is India's premier business association has around 9,000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from around 276 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
Uday Kotak, founder and MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, is the president designate of CII for 2019-20. T V Narendran takes over as CII vice-president for 2019-20. Mr Narendran is the CEO and managing director of Tata Steel Limited. Mr T V Narendran has been engaged with CII for many years at the State, Regional and National level. Mr Narendran was the Chairman of CII Eastern Region during 2016-17 and had led CII National Committees on Leadership and Human Resources besides being chairman of CII Jharkand.