Established in 1956 and registered under Section 25 of the Companies’ Act 1956, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) is a non-profit organization. It is the largest German Bi-National Chamber (AHK) abroad as well as the largest Chamber of Commerce in India with over 6,900 member companies across diverse sectors. It is a part of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) located in Berlin, Germany and the worldwide network of 120 Chamber offices in 80 countries.
Headquartered in Mumbai, the IGCC has 6 other offices in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Düsseldorf, Germany, and 17 honorary representatives in smaller towns and cities, in order to facilitate better business contacts among Indian and German companies. It has India Desks in the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs) in 16 metros in Germany, and in the German Chambers of Commerce (AHKs) in 8 countries.
The role of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce today is as important as ever. It serves as a significant catalyst for the promotion of trade and industrial relations between India and Germany. It offers numerous services such as Business Partner Searches, Company Formations, Legal Advice, HR Recruitment, Marketing and Branding, Trade Fairs, Information and Knowledge-Exchange through various Publications, Delegations and Events and most importantly, Training based on the German Dual Education System for the benefit of the Indo-German member companies.
Director and COO, Bosch Power Tools Corporation, USA (Batch 1992 – 1994)