Pankaj Patel was elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.
He will take over after incumbent Ambuja Neotia Group Chairman Harshavardhan Neotia completes his term in December 2016.
At present Pankaj Patel is Chief Managing Director of Zydus Cadila. He is actively involved in various educational institutions and is on advisory committees and academic councils of several educational institutions such as IISER (Kolkata), IIM Ahmedabad etc.
He is also the Vice President, Executive Chairman and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, one of the largest of its kind regional Cancer Centre in India.
About Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
- FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India. It is a non-governmental and non-profit organization.
- Establish: 1927
- Headquarters: New Delhi.
- Mission: To enhance efficiency and global competitiveness of Indian industry.
- To expand business opportunities both in domestic and foreign markets through a range of specialized services and global linkages.