Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP and Chairman, CEO of Jupiter Capital, has been elected the new FICCI President at the conclusion of the 80th Annual General Meeting of FICCI, which was held on February 16. Harsh Pati Singhania, Managing Director, JK Paper Ltd, has been elected as Senior Vice-President of FICCI, while Rajan Bharti Mittal, Managing Director of Bharti Enterprises, has been elected as Vice-President of FICCI.
Chandrasekhar had founded BPL Mobile in 1994 and was one of the earliest investors to spot the Indian telecom opportunity and invest in it. He is also a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) representing Bangalore. His flagship company, Jupiter Capital, evaluates investments in the untapped infrastructure space in areas like transportation, utilities, electricity transmission and aviation, where new opportunities for private capital are emerging.
Singhania is the Senior Committee Member of FICCI and is heading the Manufacturing Committee of FICCI. He is a fourth-generation industrialist belonging to one of the largest industrial groups in India – JK Organisation. The Group’s activities include manufacture of paper and boards, cement, tyres and tubes, V-belts, oil seals, hybrid seeds, sugar, dairy products, hospitals, clinical research, etc.
Mittal is also Chairman of FICCI’s Retail Committee. Bharti Enterprises is one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri-business, insurance and retail. Bharti Airtel Ltd, a group company, is one of India’s leading private sector providers of telecommunications service with an aggregate of 60 million customers.