Mr. R. Dinesh, Joint Managing Director, T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons Private Ltd., Chennai, has been elected as Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year 2018-19.

Mr. Dinesh is closely associated with the CII and is the Chairman of CII Institute of Logistics Advisory Council and Chairman of Logistics Sector Skill Council. He is also a member of CII National Council. He was the Deputy Chairman of CII Southern Region during 2017-18.

Currently, the companies under his management have a turnover of around US$2 billion and employ more than 25,000 people. Mr. Dinesh has been instrumental in expanding his companies’ operations globally. He won many awards including, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award for ‘Services’ category by Ernst & Young in February 2017. He was also the recipient of TiECON’s ‘Next Gen Entrepreneur of the year 2014’ Award and ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ Award by CII in 2010.

Mr. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman and Managing Director, Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd. (LMW), Coimbatore, has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year 2018-19.

Mr. Jayavarthanavelu is an active member of CII and is a Member of CII Southern Regional Council. He was the Chairman of CII Tamil Nadu State Council during the year 2006-07 and was the Chairman of Textiles Sub-Committee, CII Southern Region for the period 2002-2004.

LMW is one of the three leading Textile Machinery Manufacturers in the world, manufacturing the complete range of textile spinning machinery.