Dr Anish Shah takes over as FICCI President for 2023-24 

Anant Goenka joins FICCI leadership as Vice President

Dr Anish Shah, Group CEO of Mahindra Group, has taken over as FICCI President for 2023-2024, from Subhrakant Panda, at the apex Chamber's 96th Annual Convention held in New Delhi

FinTech BizNews Service   

Mumbai, December 11, 2023: Dr Anish Shah, Group CEO of Mahindra Group and Managing Director, M&M yesterday took over as FICCI President for 2023-2024, from Mr Subhrakant Panda, at the apex Chamber's 96th Annual Convention held in New Delhi. 

Mr Harsha Vardhan Agarwal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Emami Limited has been elevated as Senior Vice President, FICCI. Mr Anant Goenka, Vice Chairman, RPG Group has joined FICCI leadership as Vice President.  

President, FICCI:

Dr Anish Shah is the Group CEO of Mahindra Group and the Managing Director of M&M, the parent company of the Group. His primary focus is on nurturing a purpose-driven organization, establishing tech leadership in each industry, and enabling value creation across businesses. 

In addition to being a FICCI National Executive Committee office-bearer, Dr Shah is also a member of the UK Investment Council, Chair of the Automotive Governors Council (World Economic Forum), co-Chair of the India Alliance of CEOs for Climate Change (World Economic Forum) and co-Chair of the India-Australia CEO Council. 

Senior Vice President, FICCI: Mr Harsha V Agarwal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Emami, is one of the youngest and most promising second-generation leaders of the ~ Rs. 35,000 cr. Emami Group and a key member of the strategic think-tank committee. He is the younger son of Mr Radhe Shyam Agarwal, Founder of Emami Group. He takes personal interest in functions such as Merger & Acquisition, Strategy, Human Resources, Information Technology, Health Care business and Marketing functions of Emami Ltd and spearheads the digital initiatives of the organization. 

An enterprising person and a quintessential businessman with a penchant for details and depth, Harsha has tremendous application of mind and a feisty dedication to work. He is steady and calm with focused leadership, coupled with a steely resolve. He passionately steers the organization with a futuristic outlook, while continuing to strengthen its core values. 

His in-depth knowledge of different businesses is a great asset to the organization, and it helps in identifying opportunities for growth and charting out the future roadmap for the company. Being very farsighted and strategic, Harsha orchestrated the acquisition of Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd in 2008, one of the biggest acquisitions in the history of Indian FMCG industry which also became a case study in many business schools. He went on to add Kesh King to Emami’s portfolio in 2015, being another major acquisition in the FMCG space. In recent times, as part of his long-term vision, Harsha led the Company to make a strategic investment in new-age start-ups like Helios Lifestyle Pvt Ltd for their premium men’s grooming brand ‘The Man Company’ and Brillare Science for its premium salon products, thereby giving the company an immediate foothold in the online male grooming space and salon business.  

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