Chandrakant Salunkhe

Founder & President - Maharashtra Industrial & Economic Development Association (MIEDA)
Founder & President - SME Chamber of India
Chairman & Managing Director - Macro Group of Companies

Mr. Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe has commerce background with intensive experience in Business Management. He is the Founder and Chairman & Managing Director of Macro Group of Companies. The group is involved in Manufacturing of Packaging Machinery, Equipment and Industrial products. The Group is also involved in Exports, Marketing, Distributorship and Franchising as well as importing Capital Goods, New Technology, Innovative and Industrial Products.

Macro Group of companies>
  • Salunkhe Packaging Pvt. Ltd.
  • Geoptech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Salunkhe Exports Pvt. Ltd
  • Macro Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Macro Engineering Corporation
  • Bricks Marketing and Promotion Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Salunkhe has also founded the following organisations to integrate Small and Medium entrepreneurs from manufacturing and service sectors. The objectives of these organisations are to support and assist entrepreneurs from various fields for business growth and expansion. He constantly puts efforts to resolve the issues and problems of the Industry and SME Sector.

Organisations:

  • Maharashtra Industrial and Economic Development Association (MIEDA)
  • Small & Medium Business Development Chamber of India (SME Chamber of India)
  • India International Trade Centre (Trade and Investment Promotion Organisation)
  • Start - Ups Council of India
  • Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI)
  • SME Export Promotion Council
  • SME Business Management Institute
  • SME Importers Association of India
  • SME Technology Development Council
  • Maharashtra Investment Promotion Centre
  • SME Finance Facilitation Centre
  • SME Business Club
  • SME Connect - Portal and Magazine
  • World SME Trade Centre
  • India – China Business Council
  • India – Japan SME Business Council
  • India – USA SME Business Council
  • India – GCC SME Business Council
  • Europe – India SME Business Council

Under his leadership, the above organisations have been organising various national and international level activities for the promotion of Industries and SMEs, Investment, International Cooperation and providing interactive and networking platform for identifying new business opportunities as well as imparting knowledge and education.

Mr. Salunkhe has been speaker at various international Conferences and Seminars namely, G-20 Conference on SME, SME Assembly by European Commission, SME and Industry Conference by Malaysian Government, Government of Turkey, CCPIT-China, UK, Canadian and USA Organisations and presented papers on SME Sector, Manufacturing, Finance, International Trade, Packaging Industry and Young Entrepreneurs / Start-ups.

Mr. Salunkhe has also initiated various Bi-lateral Trade Promotion Divisions for enhancing connectivity between Indian and overseas entrepreneurs and SMEs, investors, Government Agencies, Multinational companies and other industries from UK, USA, Europe, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, Gulf Countries, Turkey and African Countries.

Mr. Salunkhe frequently travels to USA, Canada, UK, Israel, various European Countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Singapore, Bahrain, UAE, South Africa, Oman, Mauritius, Qatar, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia for development of business, connectivity with heads of Organisations, Government Agencies and to address and attend various conferences as well as to participate in Exhibitions and Trade Fairs.

Mr. Salunkhe has represented various Government Committees, Study Groups, Sub-Committees and Panels to give inputs on Industry, Finance and SME Sector.

Representations:

  • Governor’s Pre-Monetary Policy Review Committee of Reserve Bank of India
  • Industry and Task Force, Maharashtra, under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister
  • Member, RBI Empowered Committee for SMEs and State Level Inter-Institutional Committee (SLIC)
  • Member of National Advisory Board of MSME (2011-2013)
  • Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels Ltd. (2002 – 2004)
  • Mr. Salunkhe can be contacted on : mieda@vsnl.net | president@smechamber.com