New Chairman for the Council for Leather Exports

Published:  22 June, 2021
Chairman Sanjay Leekha

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has elected Sanjay Leekha, the Founder and Chairman of the Alpine Group, as its new Chairman. Rajendra Kumar Jalan has been elected as Vice-Chairman.

The CLE is a trade promotion organisation for the leather and leather products industries. It works under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Over one million people are employed in India’s leather industry. India's share in global leather exports and imports is about 3%. India leather and leather product exports dipped 26% to US$2.44 billion in fiscal 2020-21. However, the sector has started recording growth in 2021 as export economies emerge post pandemic. Europe remains the largest export market for Indian leather businesses.

Source: Business World