Industry body CII has elected chairman and senior MD of DCM Shriram Limited Ajay Shriram as its president.
Shriram succeeds Infosys executive vice chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan as the new president. Shriram obtained a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai. He has attended various training & management development programmes in India and overseas, including the Programme for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, USA.
He is the chairman of the governing body of Shri Ram College of Commerce and a Trustee of SOS Children Villages of India. DCM Shriram group has a turnover of around Rs 5,700 crore. The group is into agricultural, chloro vinyl and value added businesses. Vice chairman & MD of TIL Sumit Mazumder has been appointed the president designate of CII for 2014-15. A graduate from St Xavier's College Kolkata, Mazumder has an MBA from Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA.