Dear Members,

This is my first message to you after being elected as President of IIA India, Bombay Chapter for the year 2020-21. I am feeling humbled and honoured to be chosen as President of Bombay Chapter.

IIA India, Bombay Chapter has been at forefront of delivering services to its members. I am assuring Board of Governors in imposing faith in me and I will do my best to continue the high standards of IIA India Bombay Chapter.

Board of Governors at Bombay Chapter is very experienced and we have formed various committee comprising of members of BOG and volunteers to drive various objectives of Bombay Chapter.

The world has undergone huge changes over last 6 months due to Covid-19. Bombay Chapter has been proud of its training programs and conference being conducted for members. The pandemic has given us the opportunity to re-imagine the way we conduct training program and interact with our members. Our volunteers across different committees have been working very hard to ensure that we are able to function in new digital era.

I am very happy to inform you that Bombay Chapter has been very proactive in using webinar and virtual platforms to organize events for the members on various topics related to professional development. We are conducting 2 to 3 webinar every month and are confident that we will be able to conduct webinars on relevant topics for the benefit of members going forward. We are also working on Industry specific training program which will be rolled out in next few months.

We have celebrated all our festivals in a completely different way by restricting ourselves to celebration with our family. We are praying to lord Ganesha to get us out of this pandemic so that we can revert to our normal life.

Through this communication, I would also like to invite members to use our platform and volunteer to provide training to other members on their areas of expertize.

Take care of yourself and your family and stay safe.

Yours Sincerely

Akhilesh Thakur

President, IIA Bombay Chapter