Sudhir Mehta of Pinnacle Industries Ltd elected Chairman CII Western Region and Ninad Karpe of Aptech Ltd. elected Deputy Chairman CII Western Region for 2016-17

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Mr Sudhir Mehta has been elected as the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western Region for 2016-17. Mr Mehta is the Chairman & Managing Director of Pinnacle Industries Ltd, India’s largest commercial vehicle seating and Interiors Company. He takes over from Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman & Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.

Mr Mehta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Economics – Depauw University, USA and MBA in Finance & International Business – University of Chicago, USA.

Mr Mehta is a serial entrepreneur who has started and successfully led several manufacturing ventures. He holds various positions including Director, Force Motors Ltd, Director, Rivulis Irrigation Ltd, Chairman, Kider India Pvt. Ltd, Vice Chairman, Indaux India, Director, Emesa Elevator Components and Managing Director, Man Force Trucks.

Mr Ninad Karpe has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of the CII Western Region for 2016-17. Mr Karpe is the MD & CEO of Aptech Ltd., a global education company, which has trained more than 7 million students over the last 28 years and now operates 1,300 plus centres in India and China, as well as 40 emerging countries. Since joining the company in February 2009, Karpe has been aggressively pursuing a strategy to position Aptech Ltd on the world stage as a truly global provider of learning solutions.

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