Kolkata/UNI: Vineet Agarwal, Managing Director of logistics major Transport Corporation of India Limited (TCIL) has taken over as the new President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
He replaces Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hiranandani Group of Companies who has completed his distinguished tenure at the chamber, during its centenary year, an official release said.
Agarwal, is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He also did an ‘Owner President Management Programme’ from the prestigious Harvard Business School.
“I am honoured to be heading ASSOCHAM which has such a rich heritage and lineage of leadership. These are not ordinary times, as the world is grappling with an unprecedented health crisis. India has navigated the Covid-19 challenge with courage, conviction and sound leadership. The post-pandemic period would be full of challenges and opportunities; I would work with all the stakeholders - industry, government, academic, civil society and the ASSOCHAM employees to leverage the unfolding opportunities,” said Agarwal.
Apart from being the first head of a logistics company and one of the youngest industry captains to be appointed as the President of an apex chambers of commerce in India, Agarwal is also the founding National President of the Young Leaders Council at the All India Management Association (AIMA).
He has also been involved with various note-worthy NGOs as part of TCI Foundation.
Renowned industrialist, Mr Sumant Sinha, Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of ReNew Power, India's leading clean energy company is the new Senior Vice-President of ASSOCHAM.