FICCI Announces Shailesh Pathak As New Secretary General


Shailesh Pathak has been named Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). FICCI President Uday Shankar made the news at the chamber’s 94th annual general meeting. Pathak will take over as FICCI Secretary General on April 1, 2022, after Dilip Chenoy, who has held the position since 2019.

On March 1, he will take over as leader. Throughout the course of a 37-year career, Pathak has led both sizable private firms and the government as an IAS official. After graduating, he earned an MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1986. He has an LLB and a Diploma in Ornithology under his belt. He has vast trekking experience and has climbed a Himalayan peak of 6831 metres.

The largest and first premier business organisation in India, FICCI was founded in 1927. Its history is intricately entwined with India’s fight for independence, industrialisation, and ascent to one of the world economies with the fastest growth rates. Shailesh Pathak has been named the Secretary-General of the FICCI.

Pathak’s appointment is likely to revitalise FICCI’s lobbying activities, and his extensive understanding of the Indian corporate sector will be a valuable asset in this respect. Under his leadership, FICCI is anticipated to continue to play a significant role in defining Indian economic policy and promoting the Indian economy’s growth and development.

FICCI is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that represents business and industry in India. FICCI expresses the opinions and concerns of business through interacting with policy makers, influencing policy, fostering discussion, and engaging with civil society.

With the help of several regional chambers of commerce and industry from various states, it serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors as well as global corporations, reaching out to over 2,50,000 businesses. FICCI is the first stop for Indian business, policymakers, and the global business community, and it offers a venue for networking and consensus building inside and across sectors.


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