Mr. Kantikumar R. Podar

Mr. Kantikumar R. Podar Back

Born in 1935, Mr. Podar graduated in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay.

Mr. Podar has been the President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Islamabad. SAARC Chamber is the apex Trade Organisation of SAARC. Mr. Podar is the Past President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Apex Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India. Mr. Podar is also the Chairman of Podar Knitex Ltd., and Podar Texchem Ltd., and is closely associated with many Industrial Establishments as Director, viz., Bajaj Auto Ltd., Ceat Ltd., Hindustan Composites Ltd., Piramal Spg. & Wvg. Mills Ltd., Sutlej Industries Ltd. Etc.

Mr. Podar is also associated in various capacities with numerous Educational, Medical and Cultural Organisations. A Special Executive Magistrate in Bombay, Mr. Podar was the youngest Sheriff of Bombay in 1974 and was a member of Senate of University of Bombay for six years.

Mr. Podar has been Chaiman/President of 16 important bodies some of which are the Economic & Scientific Research Foundation, New Delhi for three years, The Indian Cotton Mills Federation (ICMF) for two years, Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC), in the Platinum Jubilee Year, All India Organisation of Employers (AIOE) for two years, Indian Council of Arbitration for one year, All india Plastics Manufacturers' Association for three years, Millowners' Association, Bombay, for three years, Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) for two years and more.

Mr. Podar has been connected from time to time with almost 100 bodies such as Board of Trade, Central Advisory Council for Industry, Cotton Advisory Board, Advisory Committee on Capital Issues Control, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, Indian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce, National Integration Council, Small Scale Industries Board etc. Mr. Podar was Director of Union Bank of India and All India General Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr. Podar has been taking keen interest in the various social and cultural organizations. As part of his social commitment, he devoted considerable time and energy in the upliftment of downtrodden children and developed to great heights, the children's Aid Society, Bombay, whose Chairman he was for over twelve years. The Society provides lodging, Boarding, Schooling and Vocational Training facilities to over 2,000 children.