|Type||Chamber of commerce|
|Tax ID No.||N/A|
|Founder(s)||G D Birla, Purushottam das Thakurdas|
|Key people||Naina Lal Kidwai
(Senior Vice President)
A Didar Singh
|Service(s)||Business promotion, networking, policy reforms|
|Mission||To enhance efficiency and global competitiveness of Indian industry
To expand business opportunities for Indian corporates in domestic and foreign markets
|Method(s)||Industry Government Policy Dialogue, Media attention, Events, Research|
|Employees||less than 500|
|Members||over 250000 companies|
|Motto||Industry's Voice for Policy Change|
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is an association of business organizations in India. Established in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by GD Birla and Purushottam Das Thakurdas, it is the largest, oldest and the apex business organisation in India. It is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation. FICCI draws its membership from the corporate sector, both private and public, including SMEs and MNCs. The chamber has an indirect membership of over 2,50,000 companies from various regional chambers of commerce. It is involved in sector specific business policy consensus building, and business promotion and networking. It is headquartered in the national capital New Delhi and has presence in 11 states in India and 8 countries across the world.
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- 3 Allied Organisations
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- 5 Notable Alumni
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Naina Lal Kidwai is the President, FICCI. She is a chartered accountant by profession and is currently the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India. Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School. Besides, FICCI and HSBC, her other professional engagements include, Non-executive Director on the Board of Nestle SA, Global Advisor for Harvard Business School and Chairman, India Advisory Board, Trustee of the Board of the ASPEN Institute, India, Chairman City of London’s Advisory Council for India; and Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change among others. She also participates on the Advisory Council IIT Mumbai and Governing Board of National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). She replaced Mr R V Kanoria, who was the President of FICCI during 2012.
Senior Vice President
Sidharth Birla is the Senior Vice President of FICCI. He is Chairman of Xpro India Limited and Digjam Limited. He has been a Director on various corporate bodies since 1977. He is an alumnus of International Institute for Management Development  He has served as a Non Executive Director of Heidelberg Cement India Ltd until 2008 and is a member of WPO (a US-based international organization of Chief Executives) and member of the 21st Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Dr Jyotsna Suri is Vice President, FICCI. She is the Chairperson & Managing Director of Bharat Hotels that runs the luxury hotels chain The LaLiT Hotels, Palaces and Resorts under The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. She is also a member on the International Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Executive Member, Hotel Association of India
Dr Alwyn Didar Singh is the Secretary General, FICCI. He is a retired civil servant who until recently served as the Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. Previously, he was Member (Finance), National Highways Authority of India, Department of Road Transport and Highways at New Delhi and has also served as Joint Secretary with the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Ministry of Commerce (Foreign Trade)He is an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and also holds a management degree from University of Birmingham 
Dr Arbind Prasad is the Director General, FICCI. Prior to FICCI, he was Senior Adviser (Power & Energy) and State Adviser for Orissa and West Bengal in Planning Commission (India). He was also on the Board of Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), and Bhartiya Vidyut Nigam (Bhavini). He is a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Masters and Ph.D. in Management from Yale University
ATA Carnet is an international customs document that expedites temporary import of equipment into foreign countries with relief from duties and taxes. FICCI is India’s sole national issuing & guaranteeing association for ATA Carnets ATA Carnets are used by TV / Film crews, journalists, engineers, musicians and industry for temporary moving equipment across borders. FICCI issues and endorses carnets, guarantees the payment of duties and taxes to customs (both domestic and foreign) authorities
Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry
Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry (CIFTI) caters to Indian food Industry. It deals with policies, trade affairs and capacity building. CIFTI provides institutional support and partners with the Government and the Indian private sector in promotion and development of Indian food processing industry. CIFTI was established by FICCI in 1985 
FICCI Arbitration and Conciliation Tribunal
FICCI Arbitration and Conciliation Tribunal (FACT) provides arbitration services for settling commercial disputes. FACT was established in 1952 and aims at settling business disputes outside the traditional framework offered by courts of law through arbitration and conciliation, as the case may be.
FICCI Alliance for Consumer Care
FICCI Alliance for Consumer Care (FACC) is a dedicated centre set up by FICCI along with Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India to enhance consumer care practices and facilitate stakeholder interaction. It facilitates prompt redressal of consumer grievances, a dialogue between the business and consumers and promotion of responsible business practices.
FICCI Ladies Organisation
FICCI Ladies Organisation was established in 1983 to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence among women in India.
FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence
Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence is a joint initiative of FICCI and the Aditya Birla Group. The center aims at development of inclusive and holistic CSR practices. This center also organizes the Businessworld FICCI CSR Award, an annual award aimed at identifying & recognizing remarkable CSR initiatives.
FICCI's Millennium alliance aims at supporting and scaling-up low-cost, innovative solutions. It is a joint initiative of FICCI, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the United States Agency for International Development. It was launched during July 2012 as an inclusive platform for social impact funds, venture capitalists, corporate foundations, early investors, and donors to support and scale innovative solutions for base of the pyramid populations in India and around the world.
Invest India is a public-private partnership between Government and FICCI. A joint venture between FICCI (51% equity), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (India) (34%) and State Governments of India (0.5% equity each), Invest India was given a clearance by the Indian cabinet during September 2009 to set up under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. The initiative aims at speedy implementation of foreign investment projects in India and improving the climate for domestic investments.
DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme
India Innovation Growth Programme is a joint initiative by the Department of Science and Technology (India), Lockheed Martin Corporation, Indo-US Science & Technology Forum, IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Stanford Graduate School of Business and FICCI. The program aims at accelerating innovative Indian technologies into the global markets. This program was launched in March 2007 by Lockheed Martin, FICCI, and the University of Texas, IC2 Institute. Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum partnered November 2008 onwards The program is open to Indian nationals who have developed innovative technologies across a variety of sectors. The program received 819 applications in 2012
Some prominent business leaders from India that led FICCI as President include Krishna Kumar Birla (1974–75) Hari Shankar Singhania (1979–80) R. P. Goenka (1986–87) Chirayu Amin (200-01) A C Muthiah (2002–03) Habil Khorakiwala (2006–07) Rajeev Chandrasekhar (2007–08) Rajan Mittal (2009–10)
Amit Mitra, noted economist and the current Finance Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal was Secretary General, FICCI during 1994 - 2011. Dr Rajiv Kumar replaced him during 2011. He relinquished his position on October 23, 2012 making way for Dr A Didar Singh, who took charge in November 2012.
- About FICCI
- FICCI Profile on LinkedIn
- Office Locations and Contact details
- Naina Lal Kidwai - Profile at FICCI Blog
- Naina Lal Kidwai - Contributing to India's Progress | Harvard Business School, Alumni Bulletin
- R V Kanoria - Profile at FICCI Blog
- Sidharth Birla Profile at FICCI Blog
- Bloomberg Businessweek Profile of Sidharth Birla
- Jyotsna Suri Profile at FICCI website
- Didar Singh's Profile on FICCI Blog
- About Didar Singh
- About Director General, FICCI
- ATA Carnet – How to temporarily import into foreign countries, yet save duties & taxes
- Nirankar Saxena, Director FICCI on ATA Carnet
- About ATA Carnet
- Administration of the ATA Carnet System
- Confederation of Indian Food Trade and Industry
- About CIFTI
- FACT Overview, FICCI
- FICCI Arbitration and Conciliation Tribunal
- FACC Overview
- Consumer Complaints Redressal
- FICCI Ladies Organisation
- Allied Organisations:FICCI
- SRF Ltd bags the 12th Businessworld FICCI CSR Award 2011-12
- Millennium Alliance
- Millennium Alliance
- USAID-FICCI Millennium Alliance launched to fund innovators
- Invest India
- Invest India on frontfoot to attract more FDI
- Ficci eyes FDI with Invest India
- About India Innovation Growth Program
- DST - Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme has 30 winners
- Compendium of Selected Technologies: DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme (2007-12)
- KK Birla a noted public figure: PM
- Hari Shankar Singhania, leading industrialist, passes away at 79
- RP Goenka, the country's 'takeover specialist'
- FICCI wants flexible labour laws
- Muthiah takes over as Ficci president
- Ficci appoints Habil Khorakiwala as new President
- Rajeev Chandrasekhar sworn in as Ficci president
- Rajan Bharti Mittal is new FICCI president
- "Mitra says goodbye to Ficci". The Telegraph, Calcutta, India. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
- Rajiv Kumar quits Ficci
- Rajiv Kumar – Secretary General