Abhinav Banthia – New Chairman of CII Rajasthan & Arun Misra takes over as Vice Chairman

Abhinav Banthia – New Chairman of CII Rajasthan & Arun Misra takes over as Vice Chairman

Mr Abhinav Banthia and Mr Arun Misra have been elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Rajasthan for the year 2023 -24.

Mr Abhinav Banthia is Managing Director of Manu Yantralaya Pvt. Ltd. In 2003 Mr Banthia after completing his engineering joined his family-owned company Manu Yantralaya. Which primarily supplies bearing and automotive components to customer in India & around the world in countries like Germany, Portugal, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, China, Argentina,Indonesia, Vietnam, USA, UK, South Korea, Japan,Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia etc. There are 4 manufacturing plants under this company located in Jaipur.

He undertook a 3-month industrial training in Japan in 2005. In 2012 he formed a Japanese joint venture company and have diversified into plastic components for automotive industry. Manu Yantralaya have also been a ‘Zero-Dimensional Defect Supplier’ to all their customers for last 15 years.

Mr Abhinav Banthia has been the President of Young Indians Jaipur Chapter of CII in the year 2015. He is a passionate entrepreneur who also is an active investor in start-ups in the field of technology, sports and health &wellbeing. He is also Trustee of Hira Foundation an organization dedicated of to cure and support of people having hearing impairment.

Mr Arun Misra is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zinc Business, Vedanta and has been leading Hindustan Zinc, the world’s second largest integrated producer of Zinc and 6th largest Silver producer since August 1, 2020. Following this in June 2022, Mr Misra has taken on additional responsibility of managing the operations & growth of Vedanta Zinc International which have their mines and concentrator in South Africa.

Mr. Misra is the 1st ever Indian Chairperson of the International Zinc Association. Under his able leadership Hindustan Zinc has retained its 1st position in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, Mr. Misra took a Diploma in Mining and Beneficiation from the University of New South Wales Sydney, and another Diploma in General Management from CEDEP, France.

He is passionate about singing, playing golf, and football.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited: 

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its headquarters at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting upwind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company and is the only Indian company to be recognised at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 and has won the two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious and Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. 

The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2022’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the People-first HR Excellence Award.  

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 1.4 million people in 234 villages out of which 184 in Rajasthan, and 34 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India. 

Learn more about Hindustan Zinc on –https://www.hzlindia.com/home/ and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter,Facebook , and Instagram for more updates. 

About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering Industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, with around 9000 members from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from 286 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

For more than 125 years, CII has been engaged in shaping India’s development journey and works proactively on transforming Indian Industry’s engagement in national development. CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, livelihoods, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and sustainable development, to name a few.