At the 110th Annual General Meeting of the Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) held online at 4.45pm on Aug 24, 2020, Mr. Ar Rm Arun was unanimously elected as President of the Chamber. Mr. Arun is the Chairman of the Valingro Group, that he founded in 1998. With a Team strength of 650 and each company led by well-experienced Professionals, the Group's presence spans across India, USA, Singapore, Kuwait & Malaysia. Mr. Arun is also the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Chennai, with the consular jurisdiction for the State of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ar Rm Arun said, "While Covid has caused significant hardships worldwide, we have to be able to collect ourselves and ensure progress with the available resources at hand. Within SICCI, we have started the planning and a good amount of our way forward has been identified." He further added, "We firmly believe that our Chamber will be contributing to growth, be a significant bridge between industry & government and deliver value by making tangible contributions; all this, in spite of these challenging times."
Mr. V. N. Shiva Sankar, a qualified Lawyer, Company Secretary & Cost Accountant and the founder of VNS Legal was elected as Vice President of the Chamber. Mr. Vinod Solomon has returned back to SICCI earlier this month as Secretary after having had stints with Industry. Mr. Solomon will be ably supported by the existing Secretariat Members along with new appointments to be made early next month.
Established in 1909, SICCI , is one of the oldest, largest and prestigious institutions of its kind in India. SICCI was established under the inspiration of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi who initiated the Swadeshi Movement in his quest for political & social freedom for India. SICCI has served Indian business by protecting & promoting their interests at the Regional, National & International levels. SICCI is a Founder Member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)