East and North East Region Council


The ASSOCHAM Eastern region council engages with industry and Government agencies in the state of West Bengal and 8 North Eastern States.  Odisha has its own chapter council. Focus of the council is to enhance greater visibility to ASSOCHAM in North Eastern States, support industry members looking towards business engagement in these regions. Actively play key role in policy advocacy.

Council also engages with International agencies and Consulates present in the region for international cooperation especially with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal.

Under the leadership of Chairman Mr Surojit Samanta , Chairman S K Samanta and Company and Co Chairman Mr Taranjit Singh, Managing Director JIS Group,(also ASSOHCAM Management council member), council has members from several verticals forming the core team. The sub councils of Eastern Region, actively working under the umbrella are

Eastern Region Financial Sector Sub Council – Led by Mr Ashis Nundy, Director Dayco Securities, also member of ASSOCHAM Management Council
2.    Eastern Region School Education Sector Sub Council – Led by Mr Tamal Mukherjee, Several National initiatives for preschool education has been taken up under his leadership
3.    Eastern Region Energy Sub Council – Led by Mr Somesh Dasgupta, President, India Power
4.    Eastern Region Agri Input Council – Led by Mr Ranjan D Sen, Director Multiple Organization
5.    Eastern Region Technology  Sector Sub Council – Led by Mr Kamal Agarwala
6.    Eastern Region International Relations Sub Council –  Chair Mr Pranay Podar, Co Chair Mr Manu  Choudhary
7.    Eastern Region Skill Sector Sub Council – Newly formed council under Mr Partha Pratim Mazumdar
ASSOCHAM Eastern Region Council has a secretariat, being led by Mrs Perminder Jeet Kaur Director East and North East, ASSOCHAM. Mrs Kaur has penned more than 20 industry papers across vertical over past 4 years guided by industry members and have represented ASSOCHAM as speaker, head of delegation at International forums and have shared her views over discussion forums, digital media. Eastern Region also has fortnightly E-Newsletter being shared with all government offices of North Eastern States and states of West Bengal and Odisha.




Mr. Surojit Samanta
Managing Director 
S K Samanta & Co. (P) Ltd.
Mr. Darshan Hiranandani
Hiranandani Group of Companies
Mr. Taranjit Singh
JIS Foundation



Ms. Perminder Kaur
ASSOCHAM Eastern Regional Office
18, Ballygunge Circular Road,
Kolkata -700019
Tel: 91-33-4005 3845/41