Mr. Pratap Pawar

Prataprao-PawarMr. Pawar is the former President of The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, Pune, the First President of the Federation of Chambers and Associations all over Maharashtra, President of The Indian Newspaper Society, New Delhi for the year 2001-2002, and President, Indian Language Newspapers Association in 2005-2006. He was appointed on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) in January 2007 and was made Vice President of the Board of Directors in June, 2007.

He is also the Chairman of Ajay Metachem group of Industries and a Director on the Boards of various Indian listed companies like Bharat Forge Ltd, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Finolex Cables Ltd, Force Motors Ltd. He is also on the Board of the Pan Gulf Group Limited, UK.

Apart from his corporate engagements, Mr. Pawar has contributed immensely to the society as well. Mr. Pawar is a Trustee on number of Socio-Educational Institutions in Pune and takes active part in the development of these organizations/trusts. Some of them are Dr. Nanasaheb Parulekar Sakal Charity Trust, Pune, Students Welfare Association, Pune, Poona School and Home for Blind, Kirloskar Foundation, Balgram – SOS Children’s village, Yeravada, Pune Balkalyan Sanstha, Sakal India Foundation, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, Niradhar.