The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) on Friday announced it has elected Sanjay Leekha as chairman and Rajendra Kumar Jalan as vice-chairman.
Leekha is the founder and chairman of the Alpine Group. The council is a trade promotion organisation of the leather and leather products industry. It works under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Over 1,000,000 people are employed in the leather industry. India''s share in global leather exports and imports is about 3%. The exports dipped 26% to USD 2.44 billion in 2020-21. However, the sector has started recording positive growth.