Mr Ramesh Datla,  Chairman & Managing Director, ELICO Ltd, Hyderabad, has been elected as  Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year     2016-17. His name was announced at the first meeting of the reconstituted Southern Regional Council held in Chennai on Wednesday.

Mr Datla has been closely associated with the CII and was the Deputy Chairman of   CII Southern Region during 2015-16.  He has been actively involved in various     initiatives of CII nationally including, entrepreneurship, technology, IPR and MSME development.  He is a Past Chairman of CII National Committee on Intellectual Property and  National Committee on MSMEs.  He is also a Past Chairman of  CII Andhra Pradesh State Council (2004-05).


He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University,USA and a Post Graduate in Electronic Design Technology, CEDT, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Mr Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Ltd, Bangalore has been elected as Deputy Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year 2016-17.Mr Kirloskar, as an active member, continues to serve as a member of CII National Council since 2012.   He is a Past Chairman of CII Innovation Council & Global Innnovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) Board.  He also serves the Government  of India Development Council for Automobiles and the National Council for Electric Mobility. Mr. Kirloskar is also a Past President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).   He holds a  BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, MIT Class of 1981.