Dr. Naushad Forbes
President, CII &
Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall
Ms. Shobana Kamineni
President - Designate, CII &
Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL)
Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal
Vice President, CII &
Vice-Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General, CII
Over the years, leaders at the helm of CII have proved themselves to be visionary industrialists. They have been able to anticipate changes in the economic environment, identify emerging challenges and evolve action-solutions for development. A unique feature of CII has been a constant reinvention of itself into an institution that today is not only leading industry, but working for the progress of the nation as a whole.
At critical turning points in the country's economic history, CII's leaders have demonstrated the courage to lead Indian industry into uncharted territories and engineer change. CII leaders have consistently promoted a policy of partnership and cooperation with all stakeholders, and particularly with the Government. This intrinsic partnership approach has played a major role in the evolution of Indian industry over the years, as it transformed from a frail entity insulated from the global economy into a strong and vibrant sector that is driving India's economic growth today.
The key positions of leadership in CII are President, President-Designate, and Vice President. For 2016-17, Dr. Naushad Forbes, Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall, is the CII President, Ms Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL), is the President-Designate, CII, and Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, is the Vice President, CII.
The strategic and organizational decisions are made by a Council of Past Presidents of CII, which charts its long term vision and adapts it to the emerging eco-system. In addition, CII has a number of dedicated national councils, committees and task-forces, headed by CEOs who frame policy suggestions and action agendas on specific sectors and issues. Regional Offices are headed by Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen, while state and zonal offices have their own Chairmen and Vice Chairmen.
The CII Secretariat, staffed by highly skilled professionals, is headed by the Director General. The Director-General oversees the implementation of action agendas as evolved by the members, provides exemplary services, and leads the day-to-day management and operation of the vast organisation. Mr Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director General of CII from May 1, 2008.