About Us

About Confederation of Indian Industry (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, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has 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 around 265 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

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, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

As a developmental institution working towards India's overall growth with a special focus on India@75 in 2022, the CII theme for 2018-19, India RISE : Responsible. Inclusive.Sustainable. Entrepreneurial emphasizes Industry's role in partnering Government to accelerate India's growth and development. The focus will be on key enablers such as job creation; skill development; financing growth; promoting next gen manufacturing; sustainability; corporate social responsibility and governance and transparency.

With 65 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 10 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

About CII-Suresh Neotia Centre Of Excellence for Leadership (CII-SNCEL):
The CII-Suresh Neotia Centre Of Excellence for Leadership is a part of CII’s integrated agenda for building competitiveness through Centre of Excellence. The Centre was set up on the basis of CII’s core belief that the quality of leadership will play a key role in enabling India to succeed in its mission for inclusive growth and competitiveness and claim its rightful position in the global arena. The Suresh Neotia Centre Of Excellence for Leadership envisages to play a major role in India’s growth agenda by catalyzing leadership development across all businesses and socio cultural demographics through a range of interventions especially focusing on “people” and “process” transformations.