Sanjaya Baru was on 1 August 2017 appointed as the Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with effect from 1 September 2017.
He succeeds A Didar Singh, who served as Secretary General for 5 years. However, Didar Singh will continue to serve as a strategic advisor to Pankaj Patel, President of the FICCI.
Baru had earlier served as the media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
About Sanjaya Baru
• Baru served as media advisor and chief spokesperson of Manmohan Singh from May 2004 until August 2008.
• Later, he was appointed as the Editor of Business Standard, a position he served from January 2010 to October 2011.
• In April 2014, he released his book The Accidental Prime Minister, a detailed chronicle of his experience of serving the Prime Minister, that was published by Penguin India.
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