LMAI announces the members of the new leadership team

Rajesh Nema to serve the terms for two years

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Members of the new leadership team of LMAI
Members of the new leadership team of LMAI

At the virtual board meeting held on 9 August 2021, the board of directors of LMAI (Label Manufacturers Association of India) approved the appointment of Rajesh Nema, the current Secretary of LMAI and director of Pragati Graphics & Packaging, as the new President of LMAI on completion of two terms of two years each of incumbent President Kuldip Goel, managing director of Any Graphics Noida. The members confirmed the same in the AGM held in virtual mode on 18 September 2021.

LMAI’s new President announced the names of new team member

  • President — Rajesh Nema of Pragati Graphics & Packaging, Indore
  • Vice President — Dinesh Mahajan of Prakash Labels, Noida
  • Secretary — Jaideep Singh of Zodiac Printers, Hyderabad
  • Treasurer — Sandeep Zaveri Total Print Solutions, Mumbai
  • Joint Secretary — Anurag Mohan of Interact Kolkata

The term of the new team will be of two years, which means from 2021 to 2023.

In his message, the outgoing president Kuldip Goel said, “LMAI has kept the label industry bonded during the last two years despite the challenges we faced due to Covid. My best wishes to the new team to work for the benefit of the label industry. I assure you my full support to the new team.”

Rajesh Nema, the new President of LMAI, said, “I will endeavor to create an atmosphere of camaraderie amongst our members. Provide an opportunity to members around the country, a sense of participation. Sustainability and environment protection are prominent issues that I intend to pay attention to.”

 

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