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NEW OFFICE BEARERS ELECTED FOR CII SOUTHERN REGION 2013-14
Mar 25, 2013

MR B SANTHANAM, CHAIRMAN
MR NAVAS MEERAN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Hyderabad, March 23, 2013. Mr B Santhanam, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd, Chennai  has been elected as the Chairman of    CII – Southern Region for the year 2013 -14. His name was announced at the first meeting of the reconstituted Southern Regional Council held in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Mr B Santhanam has been closely associated with the CII and was the Deputy Chairman of CII – Southern Region for the year 2012 -13.  He is a member of  the CII National Council and  was the Chairman of CII National Committee on Skills and Human Resources during the period 2006-2010.  He was the Chairman of Skills & Employability Sub-Committee of CII Southern Region during 2011-12.

Mr Santhanam has also been closely involved in CII initiatives in the areas of Human Resource Development, Skill Development and Manufacturing.
 
As the  Founder Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Glass India, Mr Santhanam enabled the company to achieve, in a short time, quality, technical and market leadership position. 
 
In 2008, Mr Santhanam was selected as “CEO of the Year”, a bi-annual award by National Human Resource Development Network (NHRDN).    In 2005, he was awarded “Les Arches de la Croissance” (Arches of Growth), a global recognition from Saint Gobain Group, for innovation and growth.
 
Mr Santhanam obtained his B.Tech from IIT, Madras and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. 
 
Mr Navas Meeran, Chairman, Eastern Treads Ltd
, Ernakulam has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year 2013-14.
 
Mr Navas Meeran  is an active member of CII and was the Chairman of CII Kerala State Council during the year 2006-07.  He is a member of CII Southern Region Council.
 
He is also a member of  the Regional Advisory Committee (SSI Sector) of the Collectorate of Central Excise & Customs, Kerala and Member, Young Presidents’ Organisation, Kerala Chapter.
 

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