Chandrajit Banerjee

Director-General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Mr Banerjee has been with the CII for about 3 decades and has been the Director General, CII since May 2008. Mr Banerjee is a Post-Graduate (MS) in Economics with specialisation on Economics of Planning and Econometrics from the University of Calcutta. Earlier, he did his Graduation from St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) in Economics (Hons). As Director General, he is responsible for overall operations of CII. Prior to his appointment as Director General, he held several senior positions in CII. Mr Banerjee has been responsible for important areas of work including the Sectoral Verticals - Manufacturing, Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences Sectors and the SMEs. He has led key policy work of CII in the areas of Economic Policy, Financial Services and Corporate Governance (he was also the First Executive Director of the National Foundation of Corporate Governance -NFCG, an organization set up by the Ministry of Company Affairs, Government of India). He continues to be in the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of NFCG as a Member. Earlier Mr Banerjee has served as Head of CII’s regional operations in the Northern, Southern and Western Regions. Over the years, Mr Banerjee has worked out of the CII-Headquarters in New Delhi for several years and has also been based at Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. He was also in Bangalore to initiate the Centre of Excellence of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), which is a state-of-the-art centre for training, conventions and trade fairs. He is an advisory Board Member of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and Member of Board of the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA). Mr Banerjee is a Director in the Singapore India Partnership Foundation (SIPF), the Managing Trustee of the National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) and a Director at the Invest India. Mr Banerjee has been honored with the China-India Friendship Award by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for his contributions towards the development of bilateral ties between India and China. Mr Banerjee has also been conferred with the decoration of Knight Commander of the Order of Queen Isabella by His Majesty the King of Spain in recognition of his most meritorious achievements and exceptional contributions towards promoting relations between India and Spain. Mr Banerjee is also the Secretariat for several bilateral CEOs Forums constituted by the Government of India. These include Forums with Australia, France, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Japan, Sweden, South Africa among others. With 65 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 10 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.