Association of Indian Forging Industry appoints Ashwani Jotshi as Secretary General

Jotshi will broaden AIFI's membership base to include a wider range of stakeholders, increase the number of educational and knowledge-sharing sessions, and form strategic partnerships.

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Association of Indian Forging Industry appoints Ashwani Jotshi as Secretary General

The Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI), the General Body of the Indian Forging Industry in India has appointed of Ashwani Jotshi as its new Secretary General. 

Vikas Bajaj Managing Director and CEO, Bajaj Motors and President of AIFI said, "We are delighted to welcome Ashwani Jotshi as the Secretary General of AIFI. We look forward to his strategic insights and initiatives that will further strengthen our industry."

Ashwani Jotshi noted the importance of the Indian forging industry, with its presence across sectors such as automotive, off-highway aerospace etc. "However, it faces challenges such as a shortage of skilled manpower, rising energy prices, low-cost imports, increasing raw material costs, and inadequate support for micro and small units. I am eager to work alongside the AIFI team to address these challenges and propel the Indian Forging industry towards greater success and global competitiveness."

During his tenure at ACMA, Jotshi facilitated OEM customer visits, organised tech shows, and conducted B2B meetings, buyers-sellers meets, and exhibitions. He engaged with state governments on industry issues, conducted sessions on laws and regulations like GST, and initiated numerous training programs, workshops, and competitions.

Jotshi was also responsible for expanding ACMA Western Region across Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh, establishing new offices in Pune, Ahmedabad, and Indore.

As the new Secretary General of AIFI, Jotshi plans to focus on several immediate initiatives to enhance the association's impact and reach. He intends to broaden AIFI's membership base to include a wider range of stakeholders, increase the number of educational and knowledge-sharing sessions, and form strategic partnerships to benefit the association and its members.

Additionally, Jotshi will also initiate forums for young business leaders and digital innovators and conduct comprehensive industry surveys to gather insights and drive development. His appointment marks a significant step forward for AIFI as it continues to advocate for the forging industry and address its critical challenges.

 

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