Group Chairman of India’s biggest engineering and construction conglomerate – Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), A.M. Naik has been appointed Chairman National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
One of the most influential business leaders in the country, Mr. Naik brings over 50 years of experience in the infrastructure, engineering and construction sectors.
The appointment of Mr. Naik as Chairman of NSDC underscores the importance attached by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to skill development.
Making the announcement, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said “Mr. Naik epitomizes core values of a successful leader – strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight.
Mr Pradhan said his standing in the community of industrial leaders will strongly enhance the industry connect. His vast experience will take NSDC to greater heights.
He said NSDC under his leadership, apart from its engagement in executing skilling modules, should also be a think tank providing direction and necessary guidance for creating a demand based skilling ecosystem in the country.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Naik said, “NSDC has developed a unique model combining skill development with strong industry partnerships. I am pleased at this opportunity to contribute towards our common vision of a high skill, high value added economy that offers opportunity to all.”
Mr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC added, “NSDC is privileged that Mr. Naik, a person with such vast knowledge and experience, is onboard as the Chairman of the organization. We believe that his business leadership and experience will powerfully steer NSDC in its next phase of growth.”
In his remarkable career spanning over five decades, Mr. Naik has won many accolades. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s 3rd highest civilian award in 2009 for his outstanding contribution to the economic growth of the country. Mr. Naik is also the Honorary Consul General for Denmark.