Dempo Group Chairman to Assume Leadership Role in Prominent Business Association
In an uncontested election, Mr Shrinivas Dempo, Chairman of the esteemed Dempo Group of Companies, has been elected as the President of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for the term 2023-2025. Mr Dempo will officially assume office on July 1, 2023, succeeding Mr Ralph de Sousa, the current President of GCCI.
Mr Shrinivas V Dempo is widely recognized for his contributions to various industries, including calcined petroleum coke, shipbuilding, food processing, real estate, and newspaper publishing. With an illustrious career and a strong leadership background, he has garnered respect as the Chairman of the western region of the Confederation of Indian Industry, the largest industry lobby in India.
Demonstrating his versatility and commitment to excellence, Mr Dempo also serves as the honorary vice consul of Italy in Goa, India. Additionally, he holds vital positions as the Chairman (Independent Director) of the Automobile Corporation of Goa Ltd, a Tata Group Company, and as an Additional Director of Kirloskar Brothers Limited. Furthermore, Mr Dempo currently holds the esteemed position of President at the All India Management Association (AIMA).
Beyond his impressive business achievements, Mr Dempo has left an indelible mark on Indian sports. As the President and Chairman of Dempo Sports Club, he was named among the 50 most influential people in Indian sports by the 2010 Sports Illustrated Power list. Furthermore, he played a vital role as the ‘Goa venue director’ for the ‘local organizing committee’ (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Mr Dempo’s passion for football extends to his tenure as the President of the Goa Football Association (GFA) from 2010 to 2014 and AIFF Vice President from 2012 to 2016.
Educationally, Mr Dempo holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration & Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, which he earned in 1995. His remarkable achievements have led to his election as a member of the Board of Trustees of the same institution in 2019. In 2020, he was honoured with the prestigious Tepper Achievement Award, recognizing his influential roles as Chairman and Managing Director of the Dempo Group, as well as his contributions to professional associations and civic organizations in India.
Mr Dempo’s commitment to society is evident through his involvement with several non-governmental organisations dedicated to various causes. He serves as a key figure in the Charles Correa Foundation and the Goa Cancer Society, where he holds the position of President. Furthermore, Mr Dempo’s contributions extend to the Dempo Charities Trust and Vasantrao Dempo Education & Research Foundation, supporting institutions and programs in higher education, cultural enrichment, environmental conservation, sporting excellence, and affirmative action.
Remarkably, Mr Shrinivas Dempo continues a legacy within the Dempo family, becoming the third-generation representative to be elected as the President of GCCI. His grandfather, Mr Vassantrao S Dempo, held the position from January 1973 to December 1976, while his father, Mr Vasudeva V Dempo, served from January 1981 to December 1984.
The election of Mr Shrinivas Dempo as the President of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry ushers in a new era of leadership and innovation. His wealth of experience and distinguished accomplishments across industries will undoubtedly drive the growth and prosperity of Goa’s business community.