CII (NR) elects chairman, deputy
CHANDIGARH: Salil Singhal and Harpal Singh have been elected as chairman and deputy chairman respectively of the Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region) for 2008-09. The newly elected council of CII (NR) met on Wednesday at the close of the 34th annual session in New Delhi. Mr Singhal is the chairman of Secure Meters Ltd. The company pioneered the introduction of electronic metering of power in India and is now internationally recognised for its innovative metering solutions and services. Having made its first foreign acquisition in 1995, the company has acquired companies in Europe, Middle East and Australia and exports to 60 countries. He is also the chairman and managing director of PI Industries Ltd, which is in the business of pesticides, fine chemicals and polymers. Harpal Singh is the non executive chairman of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd and Former chairman of Fortis Healthcare Ltd. He is chairman of Fortis Financial Services and is a member of the board of the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre Ltd and of Religare Enterprises. Mr Singh is also chairman of Impact Projects Ltd and Impact Agencies Ltd. Starting with the Tata Administrative Service, he has had a diverse and wide-ranging experience of over 33 years in the corporate sector.