Uday Kotak Takes Over As CII President
Uday Kotak, chairman of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., looks on during an interview. (Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Uday Kotak Takes Over As CII President

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Veteran banker Uday Kotak has assumed office as the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry for 2020-21, the chamber said on Wednesday.

Kotak, managing director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., takes over from Vikram Kirloskar, chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

TV Narendran, CEO and managing director of Tata Steel Ltd., is now the president designate of CII for 2020-21, it said.

Sanjiv Bajaj takes over as CII vice president for 2020-21. He is the chairman and managing director of Bajaj Finserv Ltd.

Kotak has been associated with CII for over two decades and has served in many capacities in the chamber.

He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Kotak was appointed as non-executive chairman of the new IL&FS board to steer the company out of its financial crisis. He was also chairman of the SEBI panel on corporate governance.

Narendran is an alumni of IIM Calcutta and NIT Trichy. He was the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum.

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