Debashis Dutta elected Chairman of FFFAI
Mr. Debashis Dutta, representing Calcutta Custom House Agents Association, was unanimously elected as Chairman for the two-year term at the voting held for electing new Chairman and office-bearers of Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI) in Mumbai on Sept. 22. Mr. Dutta is the Director of BG Somadder & Sons Pvt Ltd, Kolkata, that has branches in Kolkata air cargo complex, Haldia and Paradip.
He also holds the position of member, Board of Trustees, Kolkata Port Trust. He further occupies many distinguished offices viz., Executive Committee Member, Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Honorary Finance Secretary, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club; National Soccer Club of India; Director of United Mohun Bagan Football Team Pvt Ltd; Divisional Warden, Civil Defence, Government of West Bengal; and past President of Calcutta Custom House Agents’ Association.
Along with the incumbent Chairman, the association elected Mr. Samir Shah, Mr. Sailesh Bhatia, Mr. Shailendra Jain, Mr. Shankar Shinde, Mr. D. Vijaykumar and Mr. C. Karthikeya Prabu as Vice-Chairmen. Mr. Amit Kamat representing Goa Custom House Agents Association was elected as Honorary Secretary for the second consecutive term. Mr. Sarafaraz Khan representing Aurangabad Custom House Agents Association was unanimously elected as Honorary Treasurer.
Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar is now the immediate past Chairman of FFFAI after completion of his term as Chairman of FFFAI. Mr. Raman Raj Sud now becomes the new member of the Board of Advisors of FFFAI. Executive Committee Members gave a standing ovation to Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar for his outstanding contributions during his two-year term for taking FFFAI to new heights.