Ahmed will be joined by Subash Kapoor as Vice-Chairman of the CLE for the regions of India. They will hold office in the respective positions for two years.

PR Aqeel Ahmed will be the regional chairman for south, Puran Dawar for north, Ramesh Kumar Juneja for east, Naresh S Bhasin for west and Mohamed Iftekhar for Central, the CLE has said.

Ahmed has been elected CLE Chairman several times before and succeeds Rajendra K Jalan who has just completed a two-year period in office.