Viren Joshi, CEO and President, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Pvt Ltd is the new Chairman for CII Pune

CII Pune organized its 18th Annual Day on Tuesday, 27th February 2018 at Hotel Hyatt Regency in Pune. Following the Annual Session, the Council announced Mr Viren Joshi, Chief Executive Officer & President, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Pvt Ltd as the Chairman of CII Pune Zonal Council for the year 2018-19. He has taken over the Chairmanship from Mr Nitin Chalke, Managing Director – India, Eaton.

Mr Viren Joshi is the Chief Executive Officer & President, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Pvt Ltd. Mr Joshi has over 35 years’ experience in leading large engineering MNCs in India, Asia, MEA and Europe. He set up Parker Hannifin operations in India and South Asia; and over 15 years led it to a leadership position in the fluid power market.

He has wide experience in growing new businesses from startup and managing rapid growth and performance at large engineering MNCs. He has wide experience in M&A and is a keen practitioner of Lean Enterprise, Profitable Growth Strategy, Policy deployment,   Balance Score Card and Talent Development.

He has received a National Award from The President of India, for a paper on Alternate Sources of Energy. He has attended global programs on Leadership, Change Management, Balanced Score-card, Talent Development and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr Shrikant Bapat,Managing Director - Johnson Controls (India) Pvt Ltd and General Manager - Building Technologies & Solutions, Indiahas been nominated as the Vice Chairman of CII Pune Zonal Council for the year 2018-19.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Mr Bapat was with Emerson Climate Technologies India as Managing Director responsible for the company’s overall business strategies in India.

Mr Bapat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering and a Master’s in Management Studies from the University of Mumbai.