R Dinesh, Executive Vice-Chairman of TVS Supply Chain Solutions, has assumed office as the president of CII for 2023-24. He takes over from Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Limited.
Dinesh started TVS Supply Chain Solutions (erstwhile known as TVS Logistics) in 1995. He is a fourth-generation TVS family member. Sanjiv Puri took over as President-Designate of CII for the year 2023-24. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Limited.
In an associated development, Rajiv Memani has been appointed as Vice President of CII for the current fiscal. He is Chairman of the India region of EY (Ernst & Young), a leading global professional services organization. He is also a member of EY’s global management body as the Chair of its Global Emerging Markets Committee.
A CII statement said Dinesh has won many awards including ‘Icon of the Year’ from ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu for the year 2018, Entrepreneur of the Year Award for ‘Services’ category by Ernst & Young in 2017. He is also the recipient of TiECON’s “Next Gen Entrepreneur of the Year 2014” award and ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ award by CII in 2010.
The statement also said that Puri has driven an extensive strategy reset to define new vectors of growth for each business with greater focus on consumer-centricity, agility, resilience and innovation to build an even more competitive, future-ready, climate positive and inclusive enterprise.