FKCCI's new office bearers

FKCCI's new office bearers

Chamber to focus on crucial manufacturing sector & MSMEs

J R Bangera has been appointed President. He is currently member of the Regional Advisory Committee of Customs and Public Grievance Committee and Managing Director of Premier Starch Products Pvt. Ltd.

Talking to Deccan Herald Bangera said as the new president he will focus mainly on the efforts to rejuvenate the manufacturing sector in the State. “We will focus on enterprise development so that there is a process of transformation from micro units  to small, small to medium and medium to large.”

According to Bangera, medium and small enterprises in the State need lots of help from the government in terms of technology upgradation, infrastructure de-bottlenecking, connectivity improvements and meeting the power shortfall. The chamber will work closely with government departments to facilitate all these, he said.

K Shiva Shanmugam has been elected Senior Vice-President who hails from a business family and is a successful industrialist with variety of interests, FKCCI said. His Company Sivasakthi Engineering Co., manufactures MS Barrels.

He has been actively involved in the advisory committee of Karnataka  StateTourism Development Corporation. He was also one of the speakers in the Global Investors Meet organised by the Government of Karnataka on Tourism. Under his leadership, FKCCI is bringing out South India Tourism Directory. R Shiva Kumar has been elected Vice-President.

He has been the Managing Committee Member of FKCCI and during 2010-11 Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee. He is the Executive Committee Member of Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

He owns quarrying and granite polishing companies and is an active member of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Capexil  Export Promotion Council Public Relations Council of India (Bangalore Chapter) and Bangalore Management Association to name a few.

Another agenda on FKCCI’s plate is to try and improve the employability of graduating students.  To this effect, it will collaborate with five universities in the State to organise seminars on the topic ‘Blueprint for Success’ to make students aware about the gap that exists between the academic learning and the requirements of the corporate sector in the job market.

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