Mangaluru: The 82nd Annual General Meeting of all Members of Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry, held at the Registered Office of the Chamber at 4. p. m. on Monday, Sept. 26 elected the new President, other Office-bearers and Directors of the Board for the year 2022-23 as under:
Shri M. Ganesh Kamath President
CA Ananthesh V. Prabhu Vice-President
CA Abdur Rahman Musba Hon. Treasurer
Shri B. A. Nazeer and Shri Divakar Pai Kochikar Hon. Secretaries,
and the following Directors of the Board:
Shri Nissar Fakeer Mohammed Shri Nitte Yathiraj Shetty Shri Amith Ramachandra Shri Aditya Padmanabha Pai Shri P. B. Ahmed Mudassar Ms. Athmika Amin Shri Anand G. Pai Shri Jeethan Allen Sequeira CA Nandagopal Shenoy Shri Ashith B. Hegde Shri Vincent Cutinha Shri Ashwin Pai Maroor.
The incoming President, Shri M. Ganesh Kamath is the Managing Partner of M/S. G.K.Pharma, a firm engaged in the business of Pharmaceutical Distribution with a standing of over 40 years. A Commerce graduate from the prestigious St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, he had his early education in the same institution. Actively involved in various associations and organizations, he is the Past Secretary of The South Kanara District Chemist & Druggist Association. A member of the Rotary Club of Mangalore since 30 years, he has served as the Assistant Governor of Rotary International Dist. 3180 Managing committee. He is member of Karnataka Chemists & Druggists Association, Bangalore and Past Honorary Secretary of Mangalore Club. Married to Neetha, he is blessed with a son Aditya. His interests include travelling and reading.
About KCCI: Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), founded in 1940, is recognised as one of the respected Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Karnataka. We promote and protect the interests of anyone engaged in trade, commerce, manufacturing and allied activities, specifically in the region of Dakshina Kannada & India in general. We are the apex body in the region and along with our members are working towards making the region of Dakshina Kannada congenial for sustained economic activities by entrepreneurs, business houses and corporates, leading to better employment, better utilization of resources and balanced inclusive growth of this region. In 2019, the Members of the Board identified the need for setting up an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre at KCCI. A sub-committee was formed & assigned the task of formulating the guidelines & setting up the ADR Centre.
The KCCI ADR Centre (KAC) commenced its operations in March 2020. KAC has handled 18 cases under Chapter V of the MSMED Act, 2006 & has brought about settlement/awards to the tune of Rs. 6.86 crores. We will also continue working on establishing better connectivity to Bengaluru, Bharatmala Pariyojana Projects, shifting of CRZ office to Mangaluru, establishing a Maritime Board for the state, promoting Industry Academia Interconnect, Focus on Family Business and its growth, establishing an IT Park in Mangaluru, facilitating an Ecosystem for Startups, bringing more domestic and international flights to Mangaluru and regularly representing with Southern Railways for better facilities and infrastructure.