Srinagar, Nov 7: PHDCCI-Kashmir, at its first EC Meeting held today at Amar Singh Club under the Chairmanship of Vicky Shaw, announced its new team under the theme and vision of Progress, Harmony & Development. PHDCCI officials told The Biz Reporter that the theme’s aim and objectives are focused on upskilling, coaching and mentoring of young entrepreneurs, and start-ups in the industry, which is the need of the hour, and to facilitate their processes in order to make them future and competitive ready.
Besides the key members, the first EC meeting was attended by Mushtaq Chaya, Patron PHDCCI Kashmir, Baldev Singh Raina, former Chair PHDCCI Kashmir and Naveen Seth Assistant Secretary General PHDCCI with their august presence.
While structuring the Team for PHDCCI-Kashmir, Vicky Shaw announced that Arshad Shawl of Alliance Advertising and Javaid Anim of ARCO Group will be the Co-Chairs for PHDCCI-Kashmir.
It was also proposed that Bilal Kawoosa will be General Convenor. The other Expert Committees that were framed include Industrial Affairs & MSME (Manufacturing & Services) which will be headed as Convenor by Himayu Wani (General Trading Company), along with Er Bilal Bhat – Project Consultant and Retired JKAS Officer, Er Syed Pervaiz Qalander, Project Consultant and Mohd Shafi Tramboo (TCI-Cements). The Committee for General Trade -Direct & Indirect Taxes will be headed by Jan Muhammad Kaul (National Agencies), Mushtaq Ahmad Mir (Wizkids Consultancy & Financial Services) and Rajwant Singh (New Valley Hardwares). The Committee for Tourism, Hospitality, and Golf & Sports will be headed by Mushtaq Chaya along with Nasir Shah.
A committee for Handicraft, Wool and Textile- will be headed by Sajid Nazir Shah (Venoos Furniture) along with Showket Mirani (Mirani Shawls). The Committee for Agriculture-Horticulture and Allied Agriculture will be having young vibrant team headed by Ubair Shah (e-Mandi), Nasir Rather (Mewa Nurseries), Fayaz Bhat (Barkat Agro farms), and Tahir Masood Wani (TMW Innovations Pvt Ltd). The Committee for Education-Skill Development & Health will be headed by Dr M Y Kawoosa (Kawoosa Chest Clinic). The Committee for Infrastructure-Housing–Automobiles will be headed by Syed Junaid Altaf (FIL Industries Ltd) along with Haleem Bhat (Shalimar Engineering Pvt Ltd), and Umar Mir (HK Cements). Besides that, the Forum for Young Bussiness Leaders & Start Up will be led by Aqib Chaya (Hilltop Hotels), Adnan Shah (Fashion Fiesta), Faheem Qadri (K2 Axis Images Pvt Ltd) and Dr Tariq Bhat (JH Diagnostic & Polyclinic wellness).
While introducing the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Mr Shaw emphasized that women’s equal access to business leadership and entrepreneurship is essential both for women’s empowerment and for their ability to affect economic policy, therefore we would like to have an Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Forum for which the nominations will be made soon. It was also announced that chamber will soon announce its Convenors from all Districts and Industrial estates.
Earlier at the onset of the meeting, Mr Shaw thanked the leadership of PHDCCI, most importantly its new president Mr. Saket Dalmia for this coveted position and responsibility. Mr Shaw further extended special thanks to distinguished Patron, Mentor and Past Chair of PHDCCI Kashmir Mushtaq Ahamd Chaya who has over one decade, tirelessly built and shaped this organisation into the strong and influential body of Jammu & Kashmir.
Mr Vicky also thanked Baldev Singh for his immense contribution to the PHD Chamber Kashmir for 3-years and all sections were benefitted from his stewardship during very tough years of Covid and abrogation of Article-370. While concluding the meeting Mr Vicky said “as part of the strategy, we will review the committee’s terms of reference, objectives and deliverables so as to ensure it is managed in an outcome-based manner. Let’s ensure the Chamber adds value to each industry member individually and to the industry collectively through our support and participation. Let me conclude by saying that as Chair of Kashmir Chapter of the PHDCCI, I am open to advice and suggestions for the future development of the industry and the strengthening of our Chamber.”