Role and Responsibility of the members of National Advisory Board

◉   To provide advice to organise various activities (virtual or ground events) for the empowerment of SME sector.
◉  To share views, new ideas & concepts for the benefit of SME sector
◉  To give suggestions and recommendations for policy change and implementations, new schemes, incentives, plans & unique strategies for the strengthening SMEs for global competitiveness
◉  To participate in various events, expert committee meetings and round table discussions with SMEs, Union Ministers, Government Officials, Heads of Agencies and Regulatory Bodies
◉  To associate & contribute in various projects or assignments taken up by the Chamber from Private sector or Government departments for the advantages of SME sector as per their expertise & interest.
◉  To guide and mentor SMEs, Start-Ups, Women and Young Entrepreneurs for business growth and transformation of SMEs into emerging enterprise
◉  To represent the Chamber at private, public and government platforms
◉  To review various issues related to SMEs and present to appropriate Government departments
◉  To advise & encourage SMEs To become member of the Chamber to avail various support services for business growth and expansion
◉  To be the member of various expert committees or task force of the Chamber and Government Authorities
◉  To recommend Corporate, MNCs, companies or institutions for collaborations, association, sponsorship and membership
◉  To share articles for SMEConnect Magazine on various topics
◉  To suggest the member to be nominated as the member on various Government committees
◉  To recommend successful SMEs or Enterprises for India SME Excellence Awards
◉  To share views on various TV Channels, media and member of the panel discussion
◉  The Chamber or members of the board will not be responsible for any personal or business issues or legal complications or personal issues or legal cases of any member of the Board.
◉  Views, statements and opinions shared by any member in media or any other platform or event, will be their personal Understandings. In this regard the chamber or board members will not be responsible or accountable for any legal complications.
◉  Members will not be responsible for any financial or legal complications arising from the activities of the Chamber or its office bearers or members

Views and compliments or Complaints can be shared on secretariat@smechamber.com

Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe
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Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe has commerce background with intensive experience in Business Management. He is the Founder and Chairman & Managing Director of Macro Group of Companies established in 1991 at Mumbai. The group is involved in Manufacturing of Packaging Machinery, Equipment and Industrial products. The Group is also involved in Exports, Marketing, Distributorship and Franchising as well as importing Capital Goods, New Technology, Innovative and Industrial Products.

Macro Group of companies

◉   Salunkhe Packaging Pvt. Ltd.

◉   Geoptech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

◉   Salunkhe Exports Pvt. Ltd.

◉   Macro Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.

◉   Macro Engineering Corporation

◉   Bricks Marketing and Promotion Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Salunkhe has also founded the following organisations to integrate Small and Medium entrepreneurs from manufacturing and service sectors. The objectives of these organisations are to support and assist entrepreneurs from various fields for business growth and expansion. He constantly puts efforts to resolve the issues and problems of the Industry and SME Sector.

ORGANISATIONS:

◉   SME Chamber of India

◉   India International Trade Centre (Trade and Investment Promotion Organisation)

◉   World SME Trade Centre

◉   Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI)

◉   Maharashtra Industrial and Economic Development Association (MIEDA)

◉   SME Business Forum

◉   India SME Leadership Council

◉   Start-Ups Council of India

◉   India – Japan SME Business Council

◉   SME Business Management Institute

◉   SME Export Promotion Council

◉   NRI Business Support Centre

◉   Women Entrepreneurs Development Council

◉   SME Technology Development Council

◉   SME Connect - Portal and Magazine

Under his leadership, the above organisations have been organising various national and international level activities for the promotion of Industries and SMEs, Investment, International Cooperation and providing interactive and networking platform for identifying new business opportunities as well as imparting knowledge and education.

Mr. Salunkhe has been speaker at various international Conferences and Seminars namely, G-20 Conference on SME, SME Assembly by European Commission, SME and Industry Conference by Malaysian Government, Government of Turkey, CCPIT-China, UK, Canadian and USA Organisations and presented papers on SME Sector, Manufacturing, Finance, International Trade, Packaging Industry and Young Entrepreneurs / Start-ups.

Mr. Salunkhe has also initiated various Bi-lateral Trade Promotion Divisions for enhancing connectivity between Indian and overseas entrepreneurs and SMEs, investors, Government Agencies, Multinational companies and other industries from UK, USA, Europe, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, Gulf Countries, Turkey and African Countries.

Mr. Salunkhe frequently travels to USA, Canada, UK, Israel, various European Countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Singapore, Bahrain, UAE, South Africa, Oman, Mauritius, Qatar, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia for development of business, connectivity with heads of Organisations, Government Agencies and to address and attend various conferences as well as to participate in Exhibitions and Trade Fairs.

Mr. Salunkhe has represented various Government Committees, Study Groups, Sub-Committees and Panels to give inputs on Industry, Finance and SME Sector.

Representations:

◉   Governor’s Pre-Monetary Policy Review Committee of Reserve Bank of India

◉   Industry and Task Force, Maharashtra, under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister

◉   Member, RBI Empowered Committee for SMEs and State Level Inter-Institutional Committee (SLIC)

◉   Member of National Advisory Board of MSME (2011-2013)

◉   Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels Ltd. (2002 – 2004)

Mr. Salunkhe can be contacted on : president@smechamber.com


National Advisory Board

August 2020 - July 2023


Chairman of National Advisory Board

Members of Board



Viren Joshi
Mr. Viren Joshi

CEO & President, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation, India (Pune & Jaipur) & USA and Chairman, SME Technology Development Centre

Prakash Patel
Mr. Prakash Patel

Managing Director, Bhumi World Industrial Park and Vice President, SME Chamber of India (Industrial Parks & SEZs)

Makarand Lele
CS Makarand Lele

Founder, Bizfirst Professionals, Past President, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Vice President & Head – Pune Division of SME Chamber of India

Shrikant Badve
Mr. Shrikant Badve

Chairman & Managing Director
Badve Engineering Group
and
Chairman of the Task Force of Manufacturing Industry and SMEs

Kishor Kharat
Mr. Kishor Kharat

Former MD & CEO, Indian Bank and IDBI Bank and Chairman, SME Banking and Finance Council, SME Chamber of India

Mr. Sudarshan Sen
Mr. Sudarshan Sen

Former Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India

Robin Banerjee
Mr. Robin Banerjee

Managing Director, Caprihans India Ltd.

Virendra Jhamb
Mr. Virendra Jhamb

Founder & MD
Clean Earth Energy Solution India Pvt. Ltd.

Sunil Goyal
Mr. Sunil Goyal

Founder and Managing Partner, Kreston SGCO Advisors LLP and Founder and Managing Director, Ladderup Group

Rajendra Jagdale
Dr. Rajendra Jagdale

Director General and CEO
Science and Technology Park (An Institute Promoted by Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of India)

Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti
Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti

Non-Executive Director, YES Bank, Impact Advisor and Former MD, RGP India

A. K. Garg
Mr. A. K. Garg

Former Executive Director
Bank of Baroda


Alessandro Giuliani
Mr. Alessandro Giuliani

Managing Director
SDA Bocconi Asia Centre (India and Italy)

Sayalee Gankar
Prof. Dr. Sayalee Gankar

Vice-Chancellor
D. Y. Patil University, Pune

Vandana Sonwaney
Dr. Vandana Sonwaney

Director
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik

Seema Saini
Prof. Seema Saini

CEO
N. L. Dalmia Educational Society

Varadhan T. R
Mr. Varadhan T. R.

Director
Mascot Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Pratapsingh Nathani
Mr. Pratapsingh Nathani

Founder
Beacon Trusteeship Ltd. and Vermillion Finalytics Pvt. Ltd.

Amit Bhingurde
Dr. Amit Bhingurde

CEO
BRABO Robotics and Automation Ltd.

Ms. Leena Pishe Thomas
Ms. Leena Pishe Thomas

Director
Global Business Inroads (GBI)

Jamal Mecklai
Mr. Jamal Mecklai

CEO
Mecklai Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav
Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav

Managing Partner
Cornerstone LLP and Executive Chairman, Start-Ups Council of India

Rajendra Sinha
Dr. Rajendra K Sinha

MSME Financing Guru and Professor & Chairperson, Centre of Excellence in Banking, IFIM Business School

Hiru Bijlani
Dr. Hiru Bijlani

Management Consultant
LMI India

Mr. Ajay Mehta
Mr. Ajay Mehta

Managing Director
SMI Coated Products Pvt. Ltd.

Kedar Chaudhari
Mr. Kedar Chaudhari

Founder and CEO
Reva Process Technologies

Rajesh Bhagat
Mr. Rajesh Bhagat

Managing Director
Worldex India Exhibition & Promotion Pvt. Ltd.

Ravindra Kumar
Mr. Ravindra Kumar

Former Director, Standard Bank (South Africa) and Consultant, Finance & Investment)

Ajit Shah
Mr. Ajit Shah

CEO
Universal Connections (Consultancy on International Trade & Training)

Overseas Board Members


Pramod Goyal
Mr. Pramod Goyal

President and Board Chair, Indo - Canada Chamber of Commerce, Toronto, Canada, Vice President, India- Canada SME Business Council (Initiated by SME Chamber of India) and President & CEO, Canadawide Financial Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Vijay Goel
Mr. Vijay Goel

Senior Partner
Singhania & Co.
London, United Kingdom



Mr. Amit Lath
Mr. Amit Lath

CEO & Managing Partner
Sharda Group of Companies, Poland

Mr. Ajay Jha
Mr. Ajay Jha

CEO
INNOP Global Incubator / Accelerator Denver, Colorado, USA



Mr. Radion Popov
Mr. Radion Popov

Director, Europe – India SME Business Council and Former State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria

Mr. Ankit Joshi
Mr. Ankit Joshi

Director
AyGem, Inc. Ankara, Turkey

Mr. Miten Mehta
Mr. Miten Mehta

Global Business Leader, Xoogler, Google Cloud (GCP), Chief Alliance Officer, CleverTap and Director of Start-Ups Council of India for USA (Initiated by SME Chamber of India)

Mr. Sailesh Nathan
Mr. Sailesh Nathan

Chairman & MD, Buy–Do-Buy Advertising LLC, Dubai and Regional Director, SME Chamber of India (GCC Countries)


Mr. Sanjay Desai
Mr. Sanjay Desai

Managing Director, Business Transformation Consulting Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Mr. Kartik Desai
Mr. Kartik Desai

President, Indo Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board, SIA, BALTOVENTS. Ventspils, Latvia

Datuk Abdul Malik Abdullah
Datuk Abdul Malik Abdullah

Group Chairman, D'Tandoor International Group of Companies, Malaysia

Dr. Mrs. Sinora Avraham
Dr. Mrs. Sinora Avraham

Strategic Consultancy Group
Israel


Management Team


Mr. S. Maheshkumar
Mr. S. Maheshkumar

Director & General Secretary
SME Chamber of India

Ms. Saakshi Kulkarni
Ms. Saakshi Kulkarni

Director
SME Chamber of India

Ravi Bharti
Mr. Ravi Bharti

Director
Endeavor HR Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. S. Hemant
Mr. S. Hemant

Director
Geoptech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.



SME Technology Development Centre

Chairman

Mr. Viren Joshi

CEO & President
Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation, USA and India (Pune & Jaipur)

Members

Mr. Prakash Patel

Managing Director
Bhumi World Industrial Park and Vice President, SME Chamber of India (Industrial Parks & SEZs)

Dr. Rajendra Jagdale

Director General and CEO
Science and Technology Park (An Institute Promoted by Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of India)

Mr. Virendra Jhamb

Founder & MD
Clean Earth Energy Solution India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Amit Bhingurde

CEO
BRABO Robotics and Automation Ltd.

Ms. Leena Pishe Thomas

Director
Global Business Inroads (GBI)

Ms. Saakshi Kulkarni

Director
SME Chamber of India

SME Banking and Finance Council

Chairman

Mr. Kishor Kharat

Former MD & CEO
Indian Bank and IDBI Bank

Members

Mr. Sunil Goyal

Founder and Managing Partner
Kreston SGCO Advisors LLP and Founder and Managing Director, Ladderup Group

Mr. A. K. Garg

Former Executive Director
Bank of Baroda

Mr. Robin Banerjee

Managing Director
Caprihans India Ltd.

Mr. Pratapsingh Nathani

Founder
Beacon Trusteeship Ltd. and Vermillion Finalytics Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ravindra Kumar

Former South Asia Head Standard Bank and Advisor SME / International Financing

Mr. S. Maheshkumar

Director & General Secretary
SME Chamber of India

Task force on Manufacturing Industry and SME Sector

Chairman

Mr. Shrikant Badve

Chairman & Managing Director
Badve Engineering Group

Members

Mr. Prakash Patel

Managing Director
Bhumi World Industrial Park and Vice President, SME Chamber of India (Industrial Parks & SEZs)

Dr. Vandana Sonwaney

Director
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management

Mr. Robin Banerjee

Managing Director
Caprihans India Ltd.

Dr. Amit Bhingurde

CEO
BRABO Robotics and Automation Ltd.

Mr. Varadhan T. R.

Director
Mascot Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. S. Maheshkumar

Director & General Secretary
SME Chamber of India

International Trade and Collaborations

Members

Mr. Ajit Shah

CEO
Universal Connections (Consultancy on International Trade & Training)

Mr. Mahesh Kadaba

President
Bhumi World Industrial Park (Industrial Parks & SEZs)

Mr. Kedar Chaudhari

Founder and CEO
Reva Process Technologies

Mr. Rajesh Bhagat

Managing Director
Worldex India Exhibition & Promotion Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Saakshi Kulkarni

Director
SME Chamber of India

SME Training and Executive Educational Programs

Members

Prof. Dr. Sayalee Gankar

Vice-Chancellor
D. Y. Patil University, Pune

Mr. Alessandro Giuliani

Managing Director
SDA Bocconi Asia Centre (India and Italy)

Prof. Seema Saini

CEO
N. L. Dalmia Educational Society

Dr. Vandana Sonwaney

Director
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management

CS Makarand Lele

Founder
Bizfirst Professionals, Past President, Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Mr. Robin Banerjee

Managing Director
Caprihans India Ltd.

Dr. Hiru Bijlani

Management Consultant
LMI India

Mr. Ajit Shah

CEO
Universal Connections (Consultancy on International Trade & Training)

Women Entrepreneurs Development council

National Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Sayalee Gankar

Vice-Chancellor
D. Y. Patil University, Pune

Chairperson – Mumbai Region

Adv. (Mrs.) Rubina Rizvi

Director, Rizvi Builders and Rizvi Education Society
Founder, Help Yourself Foundation

Ms. Saakshi Kulkarni

Executive Director, Women Entrepreneurs Development Council
Director, SME Chamber of India
Director, Start-Ups Council of India

Members

Ms. Arati Shalak

CEO, School of Light Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Prashalee Gaikwad

Founder, Point of Hue Ventures LLP

Ms. Seema Singh Bhadoria

CEO, Gyanbatao (Learning Hub)

Ms. Madhuri Khanwalkar

Deputy General Secretary, SME Chamber of India

Start-ups Council of India

Founder and President – Start-Ups Council of India

Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe

Founder & President, SME Chamber of India and Federation of Indian SME Associations

Executive Chairman - Start-Ups Council of India

Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav

Managing Partner
Cornerstone LLP

Members

Dr. Rajendra Jagdale

Director General and CEO
Science and Technology Park (An Institute Promoted by Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of India)

Mr. Miten Mehta

Global Business Leader, Xoogler, Google Cloud (GCP), Chief Alliance Officer at CleverTap and Director of Start-ups Council of India for USA

Mr. Ravi Bharti

Director
Endeavor HR Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. S. Hemant

Director
Geoptech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Saakshi Kulkarni

Director
SME Chamber of India

Ms. Jayanthi Devarajan

Regional Director (Southern Region of India)
SME Chamber of India

Indian – Canada SME Business council

Chairman (Canada)

Mr. Pramod Goyal

President & CEO
Canadawide Financial Corporation Ltd, Toronto, Canada

Compliance & Governance for SME Sector

Chairman

CS Makarand Lele

Founder, Bizfirst Professionals and Past President, Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Government services

Members

Mr. S. Maheshkumar

Director & General Secretary
SME Chamber of India

Ms. Saakshi Kulkarni

Director
SME Chamber of India