The Honorary Consul General of India in Liberia, and President and CEO of Jeety Trading Corporation, Mr. Upjit Sachdeva (Jeety) has been appointed “Honorary Advisor” to the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
Mr. Sachdeva’s engagement by FICCI as its Honorary Advisor took effect from September 11, 2013; and among his broad responsibilities, he is tasked with the role of guiding the activities of FICCI Africa Division in the entire Mano River Basin Sub-region of Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
FICCI is the umbrella organization of all business and commercial organizations of India. Established in 1927, on the advice of India’s founding father Mahatma Gandhi by G.D. Birla and Purushottam Das Thakurdas, FICCI is the largest, oldest, and the apex business organization in India.
A non-governmental, non-for-profit organization, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and Industries. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for Independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
FICCI draws its membership from the corporate sector, both private and public, including SME’s and MNCs.
The Chamber has an indirect membership of over 250,000 Companies from various regional Chambers of Commerce, making it one of the world’s largest and all encompassing Chambers of Commerce.
It may be recalled that in April earlier this year, FICCI, in collaboration with the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) and the Honorary Consulate General of India in Liberia, held a highly successful One-day Seminar and Business to Business Meetings in Monrovia, aimed at affording a high profile visiting Indian Business Delegation the opportunity of exploring the business and investment opportunities in Liberia.
The Indian Business Delegation were drawn from a wide range of sectors, including Power Transmission and Distribution, Agricultural Machinery, Information Technology, Telecom, Engineering, and Infrastructure Consulting, Medical and Hospital Equipment, Mining, Steel Manufacturing, Home Textiles, Fisheries and Cold Storage, Water Resources Irrigation and Water Supply and Sanitation, Food Processing among several others.
At the end of the Seminar and Business to Business Meetings, many Delegates of the Indian Business Delegation expressed satisfaction with the visit, highly commended the prevailing business opportunities in Liberia, and indicated their readiness to invest in some critical sectors of the Liberian economy on either private-public, private-private (local), or wholly direct Indian investment basis.