Confederation of Indian Industry organized Annual Meeting 2021-22 of CII Visakhapatnam Zone through virtual mode.
On this occasion, Mr D Tirupathi Raju, Chairman, CII Andhra Pradesh announced new office-bearers of CII Visakhapatnam Zone for the year 2022-23. Mr Ragam Kishore, CEO & Director, Vizag Seaport Private Ltd is nominated as Chairman, CII Visakhapatnam Zone. Earlier, he was the Vice Chairman of Visakhapatnam Zone.
Mr Ragam Kishore is serving as CEO & Director of Vizag Seaport Private Limited. Mr Ragam Kishore holds MSC from Andhra University and was Chief Regional Manager at Southern Region, Steel Authority of India Limited. He served for the PSU – SAIL for a period of 21 Years in Home Sales Division and Transport & Shipping Division at various levels, before he took up the current assignment as CEO & Managing Director of Vizag Seaport Private Limited. Earlier, he worked for SAIL in various locations including Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Vizag.
Dr P P Lal Krishna, Managing Director, Ramky Pharma City (India) Limited will be Vice Chairman for CII Visakhapatnam Zone for the year 2022-23. Dr P P Lal Krishna is serving as Managing Director to Ramky Pharma City (India) Limited in which he bought many international companies to the Pharmacity, which gives an international exposure to Visakhapatnam. Mr Lal Krishna is a Doctorate in Chemistry from University of Madras having 35 of years of experience in various process Industries like Bulk Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Distilleries, Pulp & Paper, Environmental Consultancy etc. He is a Certified Assessor for Business Excellency & Environmental Excellency.
Coinciding the CII Visakhapatnam Zone Annual Meeting, MSME Conclave 2022 with theme focusing on India@75: Transformation through Competitiveness, Technology, Finance and Sustainability – Accelerating Growth for MSMEs was organized. Delivering Special Address at Inaugural Session of MEME conclave, Ms Rama Gummalla, Chief General Manager – Materials, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd Visakh Refinery briefed on opportunities in Refinery for accelerated Growth for MSMEs. She mentioned that MSMEs sector is a major contributor to the economic development of the country and has gained significant importance due to its contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. She mentioned that HPCL supports Government initiatives such as Atmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India and gives priority to MSMEs and had set an goal of sourcing a minimum procurement of 25% of its total requirements from MSMEs. HPCL has also been fully abiding by various government directives and policies to provide relief to MSMEs and promote indigenization of products and services said Ms Rama Gummalla.