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AIRIA Elects Ramesh Kejriwal as New President, Shashi Singh as Sr Vice President & Sanjeev Sikka as Vice President

All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) is a not for profit-making body serving the rubber industry and trade with the objectives of safeguarding and promoting the interests of the industry.

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Ramesh Kejriwal, President of All India Rubber Industries Association
Ramesh Kejriwal, President of All India Rubber Industries Association

All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) established in 1945, an apex body for rubber industries in India and dedicated to promoting its interest, has unanimously elected the office bearers for the year 2022-23 in Annual General Meeting held on 27th September 2022 in Kolkata.

Ramesh Kejriwal will be succeeding Dr. Sawar Dhanania and will play a key role in leading forward the road map traversed and etched by the last two preceding Presidents of the Association, Dr. Dhanania (2021-2022) and Vikram Makar (2020-21). Their contributions to the Association will always remain valuable and precious. Being committed to the industry Kejriwal has been associated with AIRIA since 1993; to date, he has been working with AIRIA in different higher positions. It is believed that we could easily place trust in the elected office bearers and their goodself, who would be able to fill in the lacuna and soar the Association and its activities to new heights.

Recently Kejriwal was the Managing Committee Member of AIRIA and has previously served as the Eastern Region Chairman and on various committees of AIRIA. Additionally, he enjoys traveling abroad and has frequented to UK, Europe, China, Israel, and the Far East. He is a Partner of India Oil Seals and Synthetic Products as well as the President, Polymer Division at Hobb International Private Limited, Kolkata. Under his leadership, India Oil Seals and Synthetic Products has emerged as one of the most significant manufacturers of rubber-lined pipe fittings, tanks, and hoses. He has a long history in the rubber business and is well-versed in modernization, equipment selection, and project implementation.

Ramesh Kejriwal Commented on the occasion “AIRIA is a non-profit organization, serving industries for last 77 years and in these 77 years there were many presidents who made efforts and sincerely served AIRIA. I would like to thank them all. We stood at the helm being sincerely committed to standing by the side of the rubber goods manufacturers and the development of the rubber sector in the country. The decision of our Honourable Prime Minister to make our country Atma Nirbhar Bharat was outstanding, making our nation can be self-reliance and sustaining across all the sectors and trades of the country. I would like to thank everyone who has bestowed trust in me and elected me as the President and I will wholeheartedly assure to make this worthwhile during my tenure for each member and the association.”

Shashi Kumar Singh is the Director of M/s. Osaka Rubber (P) Ltd and Director at various Industries Cement & Construction based viz: M/s. Chunar Churk Cement Ltd., Hi-Span Developers (P) Ltd & Shree Salasar Developers (P) Ltd.  Currently, he has been unanimously appointed as the Sr. Vice President of AIRIA for the second term to work in coordination with the President to achieve the objectives of the Association using his vast experience in project execution, equipment selection, and modernization. He is a member of Governing Council of Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA) & Governing Council of Rubber Chemical & Petrochemical Skill Development Council (RCPSDC) under Skill India.

Sanjeev Sikka served as the Chairman of AIRIA-NR for two consecutive years viz 2018-19 Northern Region, member of core committee of NRC, and Vice President. His passion for Sports especially Cricket pushed him to set up an Industrial Plant at Site- IV, Sahibabad Industrial Area Distt: Ghaziabad under the name of M/s Majestic Rubber Industries, Ghaziabad, for the manufacturing of Synthetic Rubber Sheets for all types of Inflatable Balls and later into the Rubber Products to be used into the Cricket Industry. With his expertise & passion, he has a number of Patented Designs for various Rubber Sports Goods for Innovative Ideas and Products thereon.

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