Having served more than 32 years with the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), the apex export promotion organisation set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, (the members of the Federation represent more than 70% of India’s total international trade), retired from the services as Joint/Deputy Director General heading the Southern Region. On deputation, worked as Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa (MENA), assisted Indian exporters to enhance their marketing reach to these potential countries to a sizeable extent. Extensively travelled, led many trade delegations and organised several Buyer-Seller Meets across the world.

Provided inputs to various State Governments in formulating their export promotional measures as a part of their Industrial Policies. Organised several national / State / District level events to promote exports jointly with various Central / State Governments and other leading promotional agencies.

Before joining with FIEO, worked for more than 6 years with corporates and with National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

Message From Executive Director:- R. Asokan (K.R.A. Raja)

Dear Friends,

                     It gives me great pleasure in welcoming you all to CITEP CENTRE FOR INDIAN TRADE AND EXPORT PROMOTION (CITEP) is being formed with the active participation of global experts in various fields to make it as an ideal link for national and global networking and to serve as a collaborative effort to supplement the Central and State Governments various promotional measures for development of trade, industry and exportsThe services being extended by CITEP is pioneer, unique and totally oriented towards export-centric, entrepreneur-centric with a sole motive to provide excellent opportunities in a multi-faceted approach suits every aspiring individual in their select objective of their life.These exports and entrepreneurs related services will impact and cater to the exporters, entrepreneurs and also our strategic partners, buyers, clients and other stakeholders.In keeping with the India’s global vision, CITEP seeks to attract more Indian exporters / export aspirants / entrepreneurs looking to expand or strengthen business opportunities in the overseas markets.

Exclusive “nextgen” Professional Leadership Programmes, CITEP organizing across the country and in select overseas markets provide a high-quality practical exposure by presenting the essentials.I believe that CITEP is a likeminded business partner for such companies that are keen on strengthening partnerships and advancing business relations in various lucrative markets. Our aim is to be a siness excellence driven organization, with our sights set on achieving and recognizing excellence in your export enhancement and entrepreneurship development

I also invite our successful exporters and entrepreneurs of various sectors to share their successful experiences in the business world in our efforts to adopt more global benchmark trade practices to meet the requirements of our trategic plan aimed at ensuring sustainability and continuity of efficient operating systems entirely focusing Indian export enhancement and entrepreneurship development I take this opportunity to thank all our associates, Annamalai University and others who have chosen CITEP in our collective efforts. Together, with your active support, I look forward to taking on the challenges of tomorrow and creating a modern business environment with a sharp focus on your business interest through CITEP.

With warm regards,

Asokan R Raja
Executive Director, CITEP