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IMTMA Appoints Jibak Dasgupta As Director General & CEO

By Anvita Pillai, @Anvitap21,

Added 03 October 2022

He will provide a strategic direction to IMTMA and support the Indian machine tool industry capitalise on market opportunities


Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), the apex body for machine tool industry in India, has appointed Jibak Dasgupta as its Director General & CEO. Dasgupta is a seasoned professional in knowledge ecosystem building, formulation of industrial policy, promotion of R&D and technology, and development of industrial capacity in manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Earlier, he headed CII Naoroji Godrej Centre of Manufacturing Excellence, Mumbai, CII’s Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department, Delhi and CII Maharashtra State Office, Mumbai. Dasgupta’s work has enabled to successfully establish an enterprise innovation maturity framework to implement structured innovation processes within firms. This framework has been key to the establishment of CII Industrial Innovation Awards which annually recognises top innovation driven Indian enterprises in manufacturing and services domain.

From 2011 to 2017, Dasgupta was associated with Global Innovation Index (GII), co-authoring various chapters in GII reports which were published by WIPO, INSEAD, and Cornell University. He also worked closely with the Planning Commission (NITI Aayog) for their innovation cluster development program under the aegis of National Innovation Council.

Dasgupta has been an active member of various public and private policy advocacy groups like National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture for creating innovation hubs across India, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) under Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), National Science Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) to review Technology Business Incubators (TBIs), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Capacity Building, Department of Science and Technology (DST) committee on R&D and Innovation Indicators in National S&T System and Policy Implications, DST National Panel for the formulation of the Technology – led Innovation Policy (2017-2018), Governing Council of Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) (2016-2018), Member of the Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS), and member of the Hub Governing Body (HGB) of Technology Innovation Hub at IIT Bombay.

An instrumentation engineer, Dasgupta holds a master’s degree in Management and Economics of Innovation from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Speaking about his appointment, Dasgupta said, “I am elated to have joined a vision-oriented association and keenly look forward to providing a strategic direction to IMTMA and support the Indian machine tool industry capitalise on market opportunities.”

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