Dr. Lalit Kanodia Vice-President for 2016-17
They will take over at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Chamber to be held sometime in June 2016 when the President, Mr. Dilip Piramal, will step down from office after completing his distinguished one-year term.
*Mr. Deepak Premnarayen is the board member of the First Rand Bank (FRB) South Africa. He is also the Chairman of First Rand Bank India Advisory Board. First Rand was voted globally as the ‘Most Innovative Bank’ in 2013. He is actively associated with FRB and is a member of FirstRand’s Directors’ Affairs and Governance Committee.
Mr. Premnarayen has had a diverse, illustrious career spanning four decades across the Indian corporate sector. He is the founder of the ICS Group, focusing on real estate, asset management, financial services and hospitality. He is the Convenor of the India-South Africa CEOs forum, Co-Chair of CII National Committee on GCC and MENA countries and member of CII India – Qatar CEOs Business Forum. He has led CII’s business delegations to Libya, Norway and Sweden in 2014 and to South Africa in 2015. His other Directorships include Triangle Real Estate India Fund LLC, a FDI compliant fund for India raised in conjunction with Old Mutual Property in South Africa (listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange).
On the philanthropic front, Mr. Premnarayen is closely associated with Miraclefeet, an NGO based out of New York, USA, working towards eradicating disability as a result of children being born with clubfoot. Miraclefeet works across the 14 countries in the developing world. Miraclefeet is supported by Google, Bajaj Foundation and the Oak Foundation amongst others. There is also the Premnarayen Education Trust, which has been created to help underprivileged children have easy access to education. He is also on the India advisory board of Perkins School for the blind.
Mr. Premnarayen has recently been conferred the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ award by Horasis Global India Business Meet in June 2014 at Liverpool, UK.
He has been an active sportsman and has played National level badminton and University level cricket. He is a keen golfer.
Dr. Kanodia is a Ford Foundation Fellow. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT, Mumbai. He is one of the 10 persons included in the Hall of Fame, published by Dataquest alongwith our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and late Bharat Ratna Mr. JRD Tata.
While in the US, he was Consultant to the Ford Motor Company and Arthur D. Little. He has also taught at Jamnalal Bajaj and MIT.
Dr. Kanodia is the Founder CEO of TCS.
He is the National President of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber and Chairman of its IT Committee. He has served at the Past President of the Management Consultants’ Association of India and Chairman of the Electronic & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (Western Region). He has been a Member of the Executive Committee of Nasscom.
Dr. Kanodia is currently on the Executive Board of MIT (Europe, Asia and Africa).ends