Change of Guard at Confederation of Indian Industry – Goa Council Chairperson and Vice Chairman

At the recently held CII Goa Annual Session 2022, Swati Salgaocar, President V M Salgaocar & Bro Pvt Limited has been nominated as the Chairperson CII Goa State Council and Anirudh Agrawal, Managing Director, Agrawal Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd as Vice Chairman to the CII Goa State Council 2022-23.

Swati Salgaocar is a Director at the Vimson Group, founded over 70 years ago in Goa with business interests in mineral development (V.M. Salgaocar and Bro. Pvt. Ltd. – India and Singapore, and V.M. Salgaocar Sales International are in the business of mining, export and trading of iron ore), real estate (mixed-use real estate development in Goa under the brand name Altura Spaces), and financial services (Shivranjani Securities Pvt. Ltd. is Goa’s largest wealth management company and Pyramid Finance Ltd. finances small and medium enterprises). The Group has recently diversified internationally through strategic investments in the minerals sector and launched Prospect Mining Studio (Accelerator to support sustainable mining startups in partnership with Newlab, USA). The philanthropic interests of the Group include sports (Salgaocar Football Club founded in 1956 has won several national championships, and its acclaimed Youth Development and Community Outreach Programs benefit over 600 children a year) and healthcare (V.M. Salgaocar Hospital is a not-for-profit, 120 bed tertiary care, super specialty healthcare centre).

Swati holds a B.A. (Arch.) (Hons.) from Yale University, USA and an M.Arch from Columbia University, USA. She is Chairperson of the Goa State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry, a member of the CII National Committee on Mining and a past Co-Chair of the CII Startups and Innovation Committee (Western Region). She is a member of the Goa Industrial Facilitation and Promotion Board as well as a Joint Consultative Group for framing of the Goa State Entrepreneurship Policy. She is a member of the Governing Board and Chairperson of the Campus Development Committee of the Goa Institute of Management. She has been the Co-Director of the Yale India Alumni Schools Committee since 2013. She is a member of the Young President’s Organisation and the Owners Forum. Passionate about art and design, she co-curated “Panjim 175”, a special project as part of the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018.

Anirudh Agrawal is a scion of the illustrious Agrawal family of South Goa. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Government Engineering College, Farmagudi, Goa and then completed his MBA from the U.S.A. On his return from the U.S., he joined his family business and aspired to start a new venture. Agrawal started the Agrawal Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. to be the first manufacturer of Solar panels in Goa. He further diversified into the manufacture of EVA sheets and has expanded his solar panels 4 times in a short period of 10 years. Agrawal is currently the Managing Director of Agrawal Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. Besides his passion for work, he has a passion for social work. Agrawal is a founder member of Entrepreneurs Organization in Goa and Margao Youth Round Table. He also led the CII Goa Panel on Energy as a Convenor in the year 2021-22.


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