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WBIDC gets new managing director

Calcutta, July 1: Nandini Chakravorty has taken over as the managing director of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) from today.

Chakravorty, an IAS officer of the 1994 batch, is most likely the youngest MD of the state’s premier business organisation.

She replaced Subrata Gupta, who took charge of the Calcutta Metro Rail Corporation in central deputation from yesterday.

Prior to this appointment, Chakravorty was the managing director of the West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the WBIDC. She was also the CEO of WBPTO, an organisation that owned the trade fair ground, Milan Mela, off EM Bypass.

Chakravorty had also served as an executive director of the WBIDC and was instrumental in bringing a number of projects to Bengal. Before joining the WBIDC, she was the district magistrate of Howrah.

Chakravorty expressed happiness over her appointment but did not want to talk much about the new job.

“I have just taken over today. Let me settle down a bit,” Chakravorty said.

The WBIDC chief’s key responsibility will be to make the state an attractive destination for industry, observers said.

“She will head at a time a new government has been formed in the state. She has to do a lot to change the perception about Bengal,” the observers added.

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