Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, founder & MD, Hiranandani Group, has taken over as the Senior Vice President of industry chamber Assocham. “Assocham enter its centenary year in 2019, it is my privilege to be entrusted this responsibility on the eve of the centenary,” said Dr Niranjan Hiranandani.
The announcement was made at the Annual Day Celebrations held in New Delhi on 16 October 2018, during which the adjourned meeting of the 97th AGM was held, a new managing committee was reconstituted and the new office bearers assumed office.
“Assocham has always played a transformational role, and it will continue to empower Indian enterprises by focusing on critical and relevant issues. I understand that the Affordable Housing will be on the priority list of the chamber, and I look forward to playing my role in giving the segment the right sort of support,” said Dr Niranjan Hiranandani.
Dr Niranjan Hiranandani has held senior positions in various industry bodies – he has been President, CREDAI-Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (CREDAI-MCHI); Chairman – Real Estate & Infrastructure Committee & Past President of Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC); Advisor of the Real Estate Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI); Former Chairman of Advisory Council of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI).
He has also been Member of the Task Force for reforms in Housing & Urban Development of Government of India; as also Member of the Study Group on Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, Government of Maharashtra. He has been Convener of the Key Group representing Business Community in the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT II) as also Member of the Working Group on Urban Housing for the Ninth Five Year Plan.
The National President of NAREDCO, he is known as ‘Builder Extraordinaire’ and as the Man responsible for changing the skyline of Mumbai. He has also been involved with academics, as the Trustee and Immediate Past President of the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate (HSNC) Board.
Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, the son of a Padmabhushan honoured ENT specialist Dr L H Hiranandani, is married and blessed with a son and a daughter. He holds key positions in various government bodies, private and social institutions, schools and colleges. Besides these, he runs 17 colleges, 2 hospitals, among other organizations. He believes that “With sincerity and commitment to calls with consistent effort one can achieve immense success and great height.”
His target on taking over as Senior Vice President, Assocham is to work towards ensuring that the real estate industry can hold its head high, and proclaim that “we are the builders of this nation”.
Dr Niranjan Hiranandani is Founder & CMD, Hiranandani Communities. He is President (Nation), National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India.