Harshavardhan Neotia pic 1New Delhi, 20 November 2015: Mr Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, has been elected President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2016.

Operating through several companies the Ambuja Neotia Group covers the entire spectrum of the Real Estate industry including Housing, Hospitality, Health Care and Education.

Mr Neotia did his schooling in La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata and obtained B.Com (Hons.) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Subsequently he completed the Owner President Management Program (OPM) from the Harvard Business School, USA.

Mr Neotia was conferred with ‘Padma Shri’ by the Hon’ble President of India in 1999 for his outstanding initiative in social housing. He was also honoured with YPO Legacy of Honour Award in 2005.

Mr Neotia is a Member on the Society of Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. He is a Member on the First Court of Tripura University.. He is also a Member of the Chief Minister’s Advisory Council, Government of Rajasthan. Mr Neotia is a Member of the Chief Minister’s Core Committee on Industry, Government of West Bengal. He is on the Board of Shree Somnath Trust, Gujarat. Mr Neotia is the Honorary Consul of Israel in West Bengal.

Mr Neotia will take over from Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of Bharat Hotels Ltd (The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group), during the FICCI AGM to be held next month.