January 31, 2020
Monica Nayyar Patnaik, embodying the spirit of woman power in corporate and media sectors, has been deservedly chosen as the chairperson of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Ficci) Odisha State Council.
With her coronation, Monica Nayyar Patnaik becomes the first Indian media and entertainment industry executive to assume a leadership position in the state chapter. Before this appointment, Monica Nayyar Patnaik held the post of co-chair of the Odisha State Council of Ficci for 2019-20.
“Let me thank you for co-chairing the Ficci Odisha State Council in the year 2019. Your support and guidance have been invaluable and Ficci is privileged by your association. May I now invite you to take up the responsibility of chairing the Ficci Odisha State Council”, Sangeeta Reddy, president of Ficci said in a written communiqué.
Reddy, one of the leading woman members of India Inc is the spouse of renowned Dr. Pratap Reddy and is the joint managing director of Apollo Hospitals Group. She was nominated as the national president of Ficci for 2019-20.
Expressing her pleasure at the appointment, Patnaik said, “I look forward to work with the chambers in the new capacity. I would work along with the team of Ficci for strengthening its presence in the state”.
Patnaik has also been appointed as the national governing body member of Ficci- Media & Entertainment Skills Council in 2012. She also serves on the governing body of the Association of Radio Operators of India (AROI). Lately, Patnaik completed a leadership course from Oxford University.
“Sambad Group is the only media house in the state and probably in the country which caters to all sections of the society. It is the most diversified media company in the state and has set a benchmark in all its verticals. We are committed to deliver quality content to our target audience”, Monica Nayyar Patnaik says.