Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA) provides a platform for policy directions to Government of Maharashtra on various issues related to trade, commerce, industry & agriculture for economic development.

MACCIA Members

With more than 3500 direct Members, comprising of industries, traders, agriculturist & professionals, MACCIA is the only Chamber in Maharashtra, which has deep-roots in all districts and Talukas of Maharashtra.
In addition, over 800 local Trade & Industry associations with a collective membership of over 700,000 business organizations from all over the State are affiliated to the Chamber and thus it virtually functions as the Apex Chamber of the state.

Foundation in Pre-Independence Era

MACCIA was established in the year 1927 by the great visionary Industrialist Late Seth Walchand Hirachand with the mission to unite & organize the business class emerging in the pre-independent India.

Affiliation to Central Organizations

The Chamber is affiliated to national level organizations of Trade and Industry such as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), New Delhi, International Chamber of Commerce – National Committee, New Delhi, Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi, All India Organization of Employers, New Delhi.

Policy Directions

MACCIA works closely with State Government for chalking out growth oriented policies for the Maharashtra State. MACCIA suggests Policy directions to Government of Maharashtra on various issues and concerns related to trade, commerce, industry & agriculture such as suggestions on draft policy matters, circulars and notifications, budget recommendations.
Recently the Conference on Ports of Maharashtra-Gateway to India resulted in the formulation of Port Policy of Maharashtra.
MACCIA’s stand on policy issues is sort out by Government, industry, think tanks, policy makers and academia. We provide a platform for consensus building on policy matters.

Founder President Late Seth Walchand Hirachand

Lalit Gandhi

Seth Walchand Hirachand was the Leader of Indian Industry and the Founder President of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce – MCC, during Pre-Independence days. He was also the Founder Member of FICCI.

‘Swadeshi’ was the only Political and Economical vision during the Pre-independence Period. Every year Conferences on Trade, Commerce and Industry were organized for the development of Indian Trade.

Seth Walchand Hirachand was a strong spokesman of Indian Business Community, and during his tenure, every effort was made for having a developed environment for Businessmen in Maharashtra. During his tenure Chamber was fortunate enough to have Shri B.G.Kher who was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 1937, as a Member of the Chamber.

His Major Contribution :

  • Availability of Infrastructure like Postal and Telephone for Indian Businessmen in remote areas of Maharashtra
  • Facility of Sea Transport particularly for Konkan Area.
  • Concessional Transport rates by Railways, for essential goods, for the benefit of Traders & Businessmen.
  • Protection to Sugar and Textile Industries and the Agri-Business.

MACCIA Vision Mission

To protect and promote the common economic interests of our Members and foster the Trade, Commerce, Industry & Agriculture in Maharashtra on National & International level.

To represent, express and give effect to the opinions of the Members of the Chamber on all types of economic, trade, commerce, industry, and other issues.

To take pioneering steps in Capability building, promoting Leadership and to initiate Entrepreneur seeding with practicing high values with trust & confidence.

To collect and disseminate information concerning trade, industry, agriculture, MSMEs, water, energy, taxation and related laws.

To maintain good relations with government bodies and other commercial organizations in the state and elsewhere in order to advancement of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture.

Recognizing the services of Members & Statutory Authorities for their outstanding contribution to social and economic development in Maharashtra.

Lalit Gandhi

Lalit Gandhi



Uesh Dashrathi

Sr. Vice President


Karunakar Shetty

Vice President Mumbai-1


Shubhangi Tirodkar

Vice President Mumbai-2


Ravindra Mangave

Vice President Western Maharashtra


Sudhakar Deshmukh

Vice President North Maharashtra


Tansukh Zambad

Vice President Marathwada


Chandrashekhar Punalekar

Vice President Konkan


MACCIA has constituted following Expert Committees to address important issues and advise and to educate members.
These Committees consist of experts from respective sectors.
Sr. No Name Chairman Co-Chairman
1 Micro, Small & Medium Ent. (Admin) committee Mr Prakash Shah Mr Satish Lonikar, Mr Pankaj Sarda
2 Micro, Small & Medium Ent. (PR) committee Mr. Ashish Nehar Mr Prakash Maladkar, Mr Madhusudan Roongta
3 Women Entrepreneur's committee Ms Sangita Patil Ms Kavita Deshmukh
4 PR, Media & Corp. communications committee Mr Ashish Garde
5 Tourism Committee Mr Santosh Tawade Mr Jaswant Singh, Mr Datta Bhalerao
6 Agriculture Food Processing committee Mr Vilas Shinde Mr Mayank Gupta
7 International Relations committee Mr Manpreet Negi Mr Chetan Narake
8 Entrepreneur Development committee Ms Neha Khare Ms Praveena Ostwal
9 Environment committee Dr Dhanshri Hardas Mr Uday Gaikwad
10 Taxation committee Adv Uday Godbole
11 CSR committee Mr Ghanshyam Goyal Mr Sachin Menon, Mr Prakash Kanugo
12 Real Estate & Infrastructure committee Mr Sudhir Mandke Mr Mayur Shah
13 Energy committee Mr D B Soni Mr Deepak Kokate
14 Ports Development & Logistics committee Mr Abhay Kundiya Mr C S singh
15 Education & Training Committee Dr Sanjay Chordiya Mr Kishor Jain
16 Finance, Banking & IT Committee Mr Prafulla Chhajed Mr Deepak Patwardhan, Mr Viren Bavishi
17 Skill Council Mr Vasant Mestry
18 Young Entrepreneurs Wing Mr Sandip Bhandri Mr Jitendra Shah
19 Internal Trade Committee Mr Pradip Manjarekar
20 Civil Aviation Committee Mr Pritesh Chatterjee Mr S D Parab
21 Arbitration and mediation Committee Mr Devdatta Palodkar
22 Government Coordination Committee Mr Pradeep Peshkar
23 Textile Committee Mr Prakash Awade

Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture is committed to :

  • The Commerce, Trade, Industry & Agriculture in State, & will pursue the issues of common Interest and further facilitate the overall economic growth of the state.
  • Consistently meet members’ expectations for service quality & performance.
  • Continuous Improvement of our processes & systems.

Achieve Operation Excellence with Continual Process Improvement by Targeting:

  • Contacting all members to take their feedback every 6 months.
  • - Timely Actions in Scheduled Manner From feedback received.
  • - Monitor satisfaction level as service provider.
  • Execution of events & trainings in a smooth & system driven, cost effective manner & evaluating value effectiveness every time.
  • - Timely communication of information to meet our member's expectations.
  • Recognize each employee's responsibility for quality & service delivery.
  • - Ensure our personnel are properly trained.
  • - Foster a team approach to detect prevention & problem solving.
  • - Job description of each employee.
  • Be environmentally responsible.

List of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) Signed by MACCIA :

  • Malaysian Indian Business Council (MIBC) on 25th June at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSICCI) on June 27, 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (KLMCC) on June 27, 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World Trade Business Development Council in Mumbai
  • Belarus Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised an ‘Interactive session on Business Opportunities in Belarus’ held on January 12, 2019 at MACCIA Mumbai.
  • County Of Chilgok Gyeongsangbuk-Do, Republic Of Korea November 02, 2018 in Mumbai
  • Gyeonggido Business & Science Accelerator (GBSA) during the G-Fair Korea on 24th October 2018 in Seoul, South Korea
  • Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry on June 19, 2018 in Athens, Greece
  • MUSAID, Turkey on April 4, 2018 in Mumbai
  • Bodrum Chamber of Commerce, Turkey (BODTO) on January 25, 2018 at Istanbul, Turkey
  • Antalya Organized Industrial Zone on January 29, 2018 in Antalya, Turkey
  • MACCIA signed MoU with Bodrum Chamber of Commerce, Turkey (BODTO) on January 25, 2018 at Istanbul, Turkey.
  • MACCIA signed MoU with Antalya on January 29, 2018
  • MOU was signed between Maharashtra Chamber and Athens Chamber of Commerce, during Greece-India Business Forum 2018’ in June 2018.
  • MOU was signed with COUNTY OF CHILGOK GYEONGSANGBUK-DO, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, Mr Kim, JNI Global Mayor & members from Chilgok province for development of stronger business relations, on 2nd Nov.2018, at MACCIA, Mumbai during the visit of Korean Governor.