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Dr Arup Basu elected as New Chairman of CII Maharashtra

Mumbai:  Dr Arup Basu, President and CTO, – New Businesses & Innovation Centre, Tata Chemicals Limited has been elected as the Chairman of CII Maharashtra State Council.  Mr Sunil Khanna, President & Managing Director, Emerson Network Power (India) has been elected as the Vice Chairman of CII Maharashtra State Council. Their names were announced at the first meeting of the reconstituted State Council held in Mumbai. Dr Arup Basu New Chairman CII Maharshtra Dr Basu said “CII Maharashtra is committed to fulfilling the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis vision to make Maharashtra the preferred investment destination and thereby transform the state into a competitive manufacturing hub. Our key area of focus would be engaging with the State government to bring in higher ease of doing business.” The way ahead for CII Maharashtra State Council: This year, CII Maharashtra has taken up the theme "Accelerating Growth in Maharashtra: Focus on Manufacturing, Innovation, Skill, Entrepreneurship (MISE)" for 2015-16. Following the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s clarion call to Make in India and Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Devendra  Fadnavis' thrust on enhancing ease of business, the spotlight is now on manufacturing in the state. CII Maharashtra wants to work towards transforming the state into a global manufacturing hub with special focus on ease of doing business, innovation, skills and entrepreneurship. About Dr Arup Basu: Dr Arup Basu is President and CTO – New Businesses & Innovation Centre at Tata Chemicals Limited, responsible for New Businesses, Technology and Innovation.  His earlier roles have included Head of Corporate Strategy, Member of the BoD of Tata Chemicals Magadi in Kenya, Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Chemicals Business and Unit Head at Haldia Works, West Bengal where Tata Chemicals manufactures its Phosphatic Chemicals and Fertilizers. Arup holds a PhD in Composite Materials from UMIST, Manchester and a B.Eng. in Materials Science & Engineering from Imperial College, London. About Mr. Sunil Khanna: Mr. Sunil Khanna is currently the President & Managing Director of Emerson Network Power (India) a wholly owned subsidiary of US Based Emerson Electric Co., a 24.5 billion US $ Fortune 500 corporation. Emerson Network Power is A Global Leader in Protecting and Optimizing Critical Infrastructure involved in design and manufacture of devices like AC Power System (UPS), DC Power Systems, Thermal Management, Power Switching & Control, Industrial Power, Enclosure Systems and Infrastructure Management & Monitoring. Mr. Sunil Khanna holds a Master of Technology (M. Tech) in Electrical Engg from IIT Kanpur and Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology BHU. He is also a graduate of Emerson Leadership Program.

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