Sahil Seth who is currently working as the Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Customs has been appointed as an honorary adviser to the steering committee for the BRICS CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) young leaders. He will be holding this post for the period 2020-2023. His role as an honorary adviser is voluntary with no financial perks and benefits.
What is BRICS?
BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are considered to be emerging economies. The term was coined in 2001 while a group of 4 economies – BRIC, was formed in 2004. S – south Africa joined the group in 2010. This group of 5 countries mainly works on empowering the listed countries with a holistic approach.
What is BRICS CCI?
BRICS consists of 5 countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry mainly works to promote commerce and industries in these countries. It was inaugurated in 2012 with an aim of supporting Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and new growing entrepreneurs, new startups, women entrepreneurs across the world. However, the BRICS countries remain on the top priority.
In February 2020 BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched BRICS CCI Women’s Wing with an aim of focusing entrepreneurship among women all across the globe.
About the post of the Honorary Adviser
An Honorary Adviser is the leader of the honorary adviser’s committee and this committee in return organizes itself in BRICS countries. This committee along with the leader holds the work for three years. Sahil Seth is holding the position of the leader from 2020 to 2023.
Who is Sahil Seth?
Sahil Seth is a 2011 batch IRS (Indian Revenue Service) officer. After clearing his exam in 2011, he got appointed in Customs, GST, and Narcotics. He is now serving as the Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Customs.
After his appointment, Sahil stated – “I am extremely happy to be appointed as an honorary advisor and to represent my country. BRICS CCI young leaders is a welcome step in motivating the youth across the country.”