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  Mr. K. R. Podar  
     
 

Mr. Kantikumar Podar was the President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industries with its headquarters in Pakistan as the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) between 1992 - 93, (the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industries).

He has held many important positions in the Indian industrial scene � president, Economic and Scientific Research Foundation, chairman, Indian Cotton Mills Association (parent body of textile mills in India), Indian Council of Arbitration, president, Indian Merchants Chamber, chairman, Mill owners' Association, All India Organization of Employers, All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association, Employers' Association of Rajasthan, Chairman of Bombay Textile Research Association, just to name a few. He was also the chairperson of the Indo-Netherland and Indo-Polish joint business councils.

Mr Podar has been the youngest sheriff of Mumbai and has been on the board of top companies such as Bajaj Auto Limited, (the second largest manufacturer of scooters in the world with a turnover of Rs 50 billion), Ceat Limited and Sutleg Cotton Ltd.

He has keen interest in the welfare of the poor and has worked for their upliftment for years as the chairman of Children's Aid Society, the largest Child Welfare Agency in Asia, a post he held for 10 years. He actively looks after the various trusts and social activities of the Group.

 
     
     
  Col. S. P. Wahi  
     
 

Col. Wahi has extensive experience since 1949 in the Indian Army as he has managed various entities like Armament manufacture (Tanks). He was the chairman of Oil and Natural Gas Commission between 1981-89. During his tenure, the profits rose from $24 million to $700 million, without any increase in the price.

He was also associated for 4.5 years with the planning and construction of the largest integrated steel plant (Bokaro), built in collaboration with the former USSR.

As the executive director of Bharat Heavy Electricals (Hardware), he was responsible for the production and design of 235 MW and 500 MW thermal sets, Hydro sets, AC/DC motors, control Equipment, casting and forging, collaborating with KWU Germany, former USSR and Creusot Loire of France. He set up the Foundry Forge Plant (a Unit of BHEL) in a record time.

He also turned around the fortunes of Cement Corporation of India during his tenure as chairman and managing director. After training with Vickers Armstrong, Leyland Motors and David Brown (UK), he was associated with the planning, construction and production of Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi for 5.5 years.

Col. Wahi has been on the board of enterprises like Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd., Mishra Dhatu Nigam (Super Alloy Project), Malabar Cement Ltd, U P Cement and was chairman, Bharat Opthalamic Glass Ltd.
At present, he is chairman, S P Wahi Management and Technology Consultants Private Ltd and on board of various private sector companies. He was honored with Padma Bhushan � one of India�s top national honor in 1988.

 
     
     

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