Former Chairman

About

Mr. R Seshasayee Vice President, Confederation of Indian Industry and Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Limited Born on June 1, 1948, Mr R Seshasayee is a Chartered Accountant, who started his career with Hindustan Lever Limited in 1971. Mr Seshasayee joined Ashok Leyland in 1976. Appointed as Executive Director in 1983, he was elevated as Deputy Managing Director in 1993 and has been the Managing Director since 1.4.1998.

On the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for over fifteen years, Mr. Seshasayee has been Chairman of several national committees of CII including on Eighth Plan, Economic Affairs, Defence, Surface Transport and International Trade & WTO. He was a member of the Government of India delegation to Doha Ministerial Round of WTO in 2001. He was also past Chairman of the CII - Southern Region. For the year 2004-05, he was Chairman of the National Committee on Economic Affairs. Currently, he is Vice President of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

He was the President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (till 3 rd Sept. 03), the apex body representing automobile industry in India. He is now the Chairman of International Trade Committee in SIAM. Mr. Seshasayee has served on several professional committees such as the Accounting Standards Board and the Research committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a member in the governing council of the Institute for Financial Management & Research and the Academy for Management Excellence. Recently, he has taken over as Chairman of the Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli (NITT), He has served as a director in ICICI Bank, EID Parry India Ltd., and Sundaram Asset Management Co. Ltd. He is also associated with several charitable, cultural and social welfare organizations. He was the recipient of the "For the sake of Honour" award from Rotary Club.

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