New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Industry chamber Ficci has decided to appoint economist and journalist Sanjaya Baru as its new Secretary General, a statement said here on Tuesday. Baru will assume office from September 1, 2017.
He was also media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
“With A. Didar Singh nearing completion of five years as Secretary General of Ficci after joining Ficci post his retirement as secretary to government, he has been for some time been looking for a relatively lighter role within the organisation and in view of this, the Ficci Committee has decided to appoint the renowned economist and journalist Sanjaya Baru at the helm of Ficci as its Secretary General. Baru will assume charge from September 1, 2017,” said Pankaj Patel, President of Ficci.
Patel added that Didar Singh would be the Principal Advisor to Ficci President from September 1.
Baru has authored several books, including a memoir about his tenure as Manmohan Singh’s media advisor, titled ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.
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