Kanoria is new FICCI president

January 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) R.V. Kanoria, chairman and managing director of Kanoria Chemicals and Industries, has taken over as president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

He takes over from Marico chairman Harsh Mariwala.

“We will turn the spotlight on state level activities and track state policies with a view to garnering consensus on issues that have pan-India implications. Towards this end, the Empowering India project launched yesterday at our AGM will be pursued to its logical conclusion,” Kanoria said Thursday at his maiden press conference as FICCI president.

“This will require us to identify important measures to improve the business environment at the ground level so that India becomes the hotspot for domestic and foreign investors,” he added.

An MBA from IMD, Switzerland, and advanced management programme from Wharton, US, Kanoria has over three decades of experience in the chemicals, textiles and jute industries.

Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head HSBC India, has been elected senior vice president of FICCI, while Sidharth Birla, chairman, Xpro India Ltd, has been elected vice president of the forum.

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