FIEO/PUB/PR /77/12 - July 23, 2012
FIEO congratulates Pranab Da on his election as President
Complimenting Mr Pranab Mukherjee on his election as the 13th President of India, Mr M. Rafeeque Ahmed, President, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), said the most suitable candidate has been elevated to the highest constitutional post in the country.
The FIEO Chief said that as one of the most experienced and senior leaders of the country, Mr Mukherjee will be able to provide guidance to the Government as well as the country.
Mr Mukherjee has wide and rich experience of working in key Ministries and his exposure in Commerce, Finance Defence and External Affairs has made him a visionary. During his 45-year political career, he headed 83 of the 183 ministerial decision-making groups, known as Group of Ministers.
FIEO had various opportunities to interact with Mr Mukherjee to seek his benign help to facilitate smooth export activity in the country so as to grow to a desired level. Pranab Da, as he is popularly called, has contributed significantly to exports. During his tenure as Commerce and finance minister, Mr Mukherjee allowed a bunch of measures that improved the competitiveness of India’s exports.