Panaji, May 25, 2017: Sandip Bhandare has been elected unopposed as the President of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for the term 2017-19.
He will succeed Narayan Bandekar who has been President of the Chamber for the last two terms from 2013 to 2017.
According to a press release here today, ever since Mr Bhandare joined the Chamber in 1994, he has played an active role in the Chamber’s affairs and has served in many important positions such as Treasurer and Vice President for last several terms.
A rank holder of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a reputed practicing Chartered Accountant, he has been heading the Chamber’s Taxation Committee since 2003. He has been one of the main opinion makers in the Chamber and has been instrumental in shaping the Chamber’s policies in various important matters.
The fact that he was chosen unanimously to carry forward the legacy of a dynamic and charismatic leader like Mr Bandekar showed the level of confidence that Mr Bhandare enjoyed among the Chamber members.
He also enjoys excellent rapport with other major industry associations heads in the state.
In the past he has served on many important positions – in 2006 he was elected as the chairman of Goa Branch of ICAI. He has chaired the Goa Government’s Task Force on GST. He has served as Director on Goa Electronics Ltd and is currently Director of EDC Ltd. Mr Bhandare has authored a couple of books on VAT and used to also teach Income Tax at Dempo College of Commerce and Economics, the release added.
United News of India