New Delhi: The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), the apex national chamber of textile industry, elected its new leadership team led by Naishadh Parikh as the chairman.
The new leadership team was elected at the CITI Board meeting held on October 10 at Mumbai.
Mukund Choudhary and J. Thulasidharan will continue as the deputy chairman and vice chairman respectively.
Parikh takes charge at a critical time, when the textile sector is going through a challenging time for the domestic as well as for the global industry. Parikh brings with him more than 35 years of experience in diverse industries including textiles. He is also a successful serial entrepreneur, who has been spearheading industry bodies in different roles at the National level.
Over the last 25 years, Parikh has played a significant role at Arvind, in its growth and expansion. Parikh is also a member of Board of Governors of Ahmedabad University and CEPT University.
The CITI will be hosting two international events in India along with the Textile Ministry. Two of the major events will have plenary meet of the International Cotton Advisory Committee ( ICAC) in December this year and International Textile Manufacturers Federation ( ITMF) Conference in November 2016.
Binoy Job takes over from D K Nair, who is retiring after 16 years of service, as secretary general of CITI.