MUMBAI: Ninad Karpe, director of global education company Aptech has been elected as the chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) western region for the year 2017-18 while Piruz Khambatta, chairman and MD, Rasna has been elected the deputy chairman.
The announcement was made at the first meeting of the reconstituted western region council.
Karpe joined Aptech in 2009 and has since been at the helm of positioning it on the global stage as a provider of learning solutions. Earlier in his career, the Aptech director has worked as a consultant advising companies that wanted to invest in India and has also written books on taxation and foreign investment in India.
Khambatta, on the other hand has been a Rasna loyalist for the last twenty years and has steered Rasna, a household name in India for soft drinks concentrates, as chairman and MD since 1997.
During the next financial year, CII western region aims at focusing on membership engagement, job creation, creating business linkages, startups and entrepreneurship, ease of doing business and promoting innovative ecosystem conducive for growth and development.
CII is a non-government and non-profit organisation, led and managed by industry experts that aims at playing a proactive role in developing a conducive business environment in India.