Infosys co-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan elected as new President of CII

 NEW DELHI: Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder and Executive Co-Chairman of InfosysBSE -0.41 %, has been elected as the President of the industry body CII for the year 2013-14. 

He succeeds
Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, CII said in a statement.

A Padma Bhushan recipient, Gopalakrishnan was recently voted as the top CEO (IT services category) in Institutional Investor's inaugural ranking of Asia's Top Executives, and selected as one of the winners of the second Asian Corporate
Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia, the statement said.

An alumni of IIT, he is also on the
Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), it said.

Ajay S Shriram, Chairman of DCM Shriram Consolidated LtdBSE -3.68 %, is President Designate of CII for the year 2013-2014, the statement said.

Sumit MazumderVice-Chairman and Managing Director of Tractors India Pvt Ltd has been elected as the Vice-President of the business chamber for the year.