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Nik Senapati, AIBC QLD President


In the latest announcement from Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI, it is confirmed that Nik Senapati, currently the AIBC QLD President, is appointed as the Honorary Chairman of FICCI Australia.

“I look forward to continuing to assist FICCI in promoting trading between India and Australia, as well as enhancing the MoU with Australia India Business Council.

Nik Senapati

About Nik Senapati

Mr. Senapati was elected President of the Australia India Business Council (Queensland) in September 2016. Until 2015 Nik was country head (MD) of Rio Tinto in India, a role that he held for almost 10 years. Nik is a geologist and has spent over 35 years in the mining industry with roles in exploration, operations, strategy and external relations.

He chaired the mining committee of CII, was instrumental in establishing the Sustainable Mining Initiative for the Indian mining industry and initiated the Skills Council in the Mining Sector. Nik was educated in India, Australia and as a Rhodes Scholar in the UK.


The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is an association of business organisations in India. Established in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by GD Birla and Purshottamdas Thakurdas, it is the largest, oldest and the apex business organisation in India. It is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation. FICCI draws its membership from the corporate sector, both private and public, including SMEs and MNCs.

The chamber has an indirect membership of over 250,000 companies from various regional chambers of commerce. It is involved in sector-specific business building, business promotion and networking. It is headquartered in the national capital New Delhi and has a presence in 12 states in India and 8 countries across the world.