Chandrajit Banerjee

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Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).[1] Mr Banerjee has been with the CII for over 25 years and has been the Director General of CII since May 2008.[2]


Mr Banerjee is a Post-Graduate (MA) in Economics with specialisation in Economics of Planning and Econometrics from the University of Calcutta. Earlier, he did his schooling from the Calcutta Boys' School and then his Graduation from St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) in Economics (Hons).[3]


As Director General, he is responsible for overall operations of CII. Prior to his appointment as Director General, he held several senior positions in CII.

Mr Banerjee has been responsible for important areas of work including the Sectoral Verticals - Manufacturing, Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences Sectors and the SMEs. He has led key policy work of CII in the areas of Economic Policy, Financial Services and Corporate Governance. He was also the First Executive Director of the National Foundation of Corporate Governance (NFCG), an organization set up by the Ministry of Company Affairs, Government of India. He continues to be in the Board of Trustees of NFCG as a Founder Trustee.[4]

Over the years Mr. Banerjee has worked out of the CII-Headquarters in New Delhi for several years. He has served as Head of CII’s regional operations in the Northern, Southern and Western Regions. He was also in Bangalore to initiate the Centre of Excellence of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), which is a state-of-the-art centre for training, conventions and trade fairs.

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Mr Banerjee is in various advisory committees of the Government of India. He is the Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Chapter of UFI,[5] The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. He is the Co-chairman of the Governing Council, Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a not for profit public private initiative of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) and CII, established in 2007.[6] He is a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on India.[7] Mr Banerjee is also a Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi.[8]


Mr Banerjee has been honored with the China-India Friendship Award by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for his contributions towards the development of bilateral ties between India and China.[9]


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