With Dr. A. Didar Singh nearing completion of five years as Secretary General of FICCI after joining FICCI post his retirement as Secretary to Government, he has been for some time been looking for a relatively lighter role within the organization and in view of this, the FICCI Committee has decided to appoint the renowned economist and journalist Dr. Sanjaya Baru at the helm of FICCI as its Secretary General. Dr. Baru will assume charge from September 1, 2017.

“FICCI has completed 90 years of its glorious existence growing from strength to strength. With Dr. Singh’s personal efforts, FICCI has shaped up extremely well during the last five years and has been extremely resilient in dealing with domestic and global challenges as well as supporting Indian industry in capitalizing on new emerging opportunities,” said Mr. Pankaj R. Patel, FICCI President.

Mr. Patel further informed: “FICCI recognizes the tremendous contribution of Dr. Singh and would continue to benefit from his vast experience as he would be now be holding the position of the Principal Advisor to FICCI President from September 1.”