Rikant Pittie, Co-Founder, EaseMyTrip elected as Vice Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

New Delhi, March 04, 2024: In a significant development that marks a new chapter in the journey of Indian entrepreneurship and industry leadership, Rikant Pittie, Co-Founder of EaseMyTrip, one of India’s leading travel and tourism companies, has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). This prestigious appointment underscores Mr. Pittie’s remarkable contributions to the Indian business landscape and his visionary outlook towards the nation’s progress and sustainability.

The Confederation of Indian Industry is a pivotal organisation in India’s growth story, fostering a conducive environment for the development of the country through its partnership with industry, government, and civil society. With a legacy spanning over 125 years, CII’s role in shaping policy, enhancing competitiveness, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth is unparalleled. Mr. Pittie’s election as Vice Chairman is a testament to his corporate sagacity, entrepreneurial spirit, and unwavering commitment to the nation’s development ethos.

Speaking on his election, Mr. Rikant Pittie expressed, “It is an honour and a profound responsibility to serve as the Vice Chairman of CII. This role is not just a position but a pledge to contribute towards creating a more competitive and sustainable India on the cusp of its centenary of independence. The path ahead is both challenging and exhilarating, as we strive to harness the collective might of Indian industry to realise the vision of India@100. I am deeply committed to the role and look forward to working closely with all stakeholders to drive growth, inclusiveness, and globalisation, underpinned by trust.”

Under Mr. Pittie’s leadership, EaseMyTrip has demonstrated remarkable growth and innovation, embodying the spirit of excellence and customer-centricity. His vision for the nation’s development, grounded in sustainability, inclusiveness, and global outreach, aligns seamlessly with CII’s theme for 2023–24, ‘Towards a Competitive and Sustainable India@100: Growth, Inclusiveness, Globalisation, and Building Trust’. His role as Vice Chairman is expected to further invigorate CII’s initiatives across its 65 offices, including 10 Centres of Excellence in India and 8 overseas offices, leveraging institutional partnerships across 133 countries.

Mr. Pittie’s rise from EaseMyTrip’s founding to CII Vice Chairmanship highlights the limitless promise of Indian entrepreneurship, emphasising industry’s crucial role in national advancement. As an advocate for competitive enhancement, his timely leadership aligns with prioritising sustainability. His journey from creating an empire of online travel business to guiding stakeholders towards sustainable yet profitable business models showcases his dynamic leadership. Together with CII’s transformative influence, Mr. Rikant Pittie is set to drive innovation and collaboration, aiming for a self-reliant India that also makes significant global contributions.

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