Thursday, July 13, 2006

A day ago Pankajbhai Patel, Chairman of Zydus Cadilla Group, took over his position as the President of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry. This sure calls in for a corporate make over of GCCI as the Paras Pharmaceutical Chairman Girish Patel becomes the vice President and Paru Jaikrishna joins in as the Senior Vice President. What is more noteworthy is the Corporate leaders from Adani Group (Mr. Gautam Adani), Torrent Group (Mr. Sudhir Mehta), and Nirma Group (Mr. Hiren Patel) have been elected Executive Committee members for this year 2006-07.

An aggressive person as he is, Pankajbhai brings in hope for reforms to the many issues. In his speech, he made clear of his intent to explore innovative solutions to the long standing issues like VAT, basic and social infrastructure, land reforms and octroi, etc. He aims to form a strategy to make Gujarat globally competitive.

Pankajbhai, as far as I know him, has always turned challenges into opportunities and these opportunies to reach target goals. Dream Big and You Can Do It! This mantra seems to work great for many Corporates and no exception is - Pankajbhai. I do believe in his strengths and his Corporate team will take Gujarat on a higher map. Not only him, all these CMDs who joined the GCCI team, will definately encourage the upcoming new generation Management Youth! It is only to be seen how far the vision is envisaged.

Here is my post on Pankajbhai earlier. Being in the GCCI Business Women's wing as an Executive committee member myself, it is a pleasure for me to be in the circle of Think Tanks who may inspire and encourage to follow the management path to progressive highways.

- ilaxi

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