Following the AGM at its National Council Meeting, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) elected its new office-bearers for the year 2021-22. T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel Ltd., has assumed office as the President of CII for 2021-22. He takes over from Uday Kotak, Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
T V Narendran has been engaged with CII for many years at the State, Regional and National level. He was the Chairman of CII Eastern Region during 2016-17 and has led CII National Committees on Leadership and Human Resources besides being Chairman of CII Jharkhand. He was also the President Designate of CII for 2020-21. Narendran is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and NIT Trichy. He is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Awards from NIT Trichy and IIM Calcutta. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI Jamshedpur and the Vice President of the Indian Institute of Metals. He was a member on the Board of the World Steel Association and is a member of its Executive Committee. He was the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2018.
Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director of Bajaj Finserv Ltd., is now the President Designate of CII for 2021-22. He has been engaged with CII for many years at the Regional and National level. Sanjiv was the Chairman of CII Western Region during 2019-20 and has led CII National Committees on Insurance & Pensions and CII Taskforce on Fintech. He has several awards to his credit including AIMA’s Managing India Awards – Entrepreneur of the year 2019, ET’s Business Leader of the year 2018, Financial Express Best Banker of the year 2017-18 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2017. Sanjiv is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA, and a Member of the Board of Indian School of Business, Member of International Technology Advisory Panel of Monetary Authority of Singapore and Regional Stewardship Board for India and South Asia 2019-2020 of World Economic Forum.
Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., takes over as CII Vice President for 2021-22. He has been closely associated with CII for almost 30 years. He has been the Chairman of CII Northern Region during 1996-97 and has led several CII National Committees including on Sports, Environment and Technology & Innovation. Under his leadership, Hero MotoCorp became the world’s No.1 two-wheeler company in 2001 and has successfully retained this position to date – for 20 consecutive years. Pawan is also a sports enthusiast. Due to his own personal commitment and passion, Hero MotoCorp is one of the largest corporate promoters of multiple sporting disciplines around the globe, including Golf, Cricket, Field Hockey, Motorsports, and Football. He has several awards to his credit including Hockey India, FIH President’s Award 2021, CNB Visioneer of the Year 2021 and Business Leader of the Year at the Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2021.