Mr Chandrajit Banerjee

Mr Chandrajit Banerjee

Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry India

Mr Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). CII is India’s apex industry organisation, proactively enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian industry.

Mr Banerjee has been with the CII for 32 years and has served as its Director General since 2008. In this post, he is responsible for the overall operations of CII.

Prior to his appointment as Director General, Mr Banerjee held several senior positions in CII in key areas including sectoral verticals of Manufacturing, Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as the SME sector. He has also led CII’s policy work relating to macroeconomic policy, financial services and corporate governance.

He was the first Executive Director of the National Foundation of Corporate Governance (NFCG), an organisation set up by the Government of India and continues to be Member of its Board of Trustees and Governing Council.

He also initiated the Centre of Excellence of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) in Bengaluru, a state-of-the-art centre for training, conventions and trade fairs.

He holds / has held Trusteeship and Board Member posts in many institutions:

  • CII Foundation

  • India@75 Foundation

  • Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)

  • Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA)

  • Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST)

  • Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM)

  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council of India

  • Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC)

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

  • Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific Chapter of UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

He is a Member of the Managing Committee of SPORTSCOM and Governing Council Member of Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC). He is a Director on the Board at the “Invest India” set up by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Mr Banerjee is also a Director in the Singapore India Partnership Foundation (SIPF).

He is also the secretary for bilateral CEOs Forums constituted by the Government of India with Australia, France, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Japan, Sweden, and South Africa, among others.

He has been honoured with the China-India Friendship Award by the Chinese Premier for his contributions towards the development of bilateral ties between India and China.

Mr Banerjee has been conferred with the decoration of “Knight Commander” by His Majesty the King of Spain in recognition of his meritorious achievements and exceptional contributions towards promoting relations between India and Spain.

Mr Banerjee is a Post-Graduate (MS) in Economics with specialisation in Economics of Planning and Econometrics from the University of Calcutta. Earlier, he did his Graduation from the St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) in Economics (Hons).

With 68 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organisations in 133 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

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