Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Jagi Mangat Panda, Managing Director of Ortel Communications Ltd has been appointed as the new chairperson of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Eastern Region.

Panda will become the first woman to hold the top post in the industry body’s eastern zone after her name was announced at the CII Eastern Regional Council meeting in Kolkata today.

Panda will replace Umesh Chowdhary Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Titagarh Wagons Ltd. as the chairperson for a period of one year from 2018 to 2019.

Co-founder of Ortel Communications Ltd, Panda was awarded as the “Young Global Leader” at the World Economic Forum in 2008.

Panda has more than 15 years of experience in the broadband and broadcasting industry and was earlier serving as the deputy chairperson of the CII, Eastern Region.

Panda is also the Co-founder and Executive Director of Odisha Television Limited (OTV).