Leadership

Shri Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis

Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis is the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra – A rare brand of politician who is both, erudite and popular with the masses. He holds a Graduate Degree in Law from Nagpur University, a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management and a Diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Management from D.S.E. Berlin. Starting his political career in the mid nineties, in a short span, has become a respected political leader of the masses.

Devendra has played multiple leadership roles for both his political party as well as an elected representative of the people of Nagpur, Maharashtra. He has served as an elected member in the Municipal Corporation of Nagpur for two consecutive terms, in 1992 and 1997. He has the distinction of being the Second youngest Mayor in India and the youngest Mayor in Nagpur, when he served as the Mayor of Nagpur. He was also the only person to be re-elected and serve as the first ‘Mayor in Council’ of the State of Maharashtra. He has been elected Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra State, representing Nagpur, since, 1999.

With over 13 years of service as a representative of the people in Maharashtra State Assembly, he has been a part of various committees over the years, namely – Estimates Committee; Standing Committee on Urban development and Housing; Rules Committee; Public Undertaking Committee, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (Water Supply).

Devendra is a seasoned public representative and has been recognised in several forums for his political acumen and skill. This ability has been recognized both nationally and internationally, as he has many awards to his credit including one from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for the ‘Best Parliamentarian Award‘. He has been elected as a secretary of the Global Parliamentarian on habitat.

Devendra is well-known for his intellectual analysis and thought leadership on several topics including those related with fiscal issues. His analysis of the annual national budget is eagerly awaited every year. His thoughts and ideas on how the economic divide between the poor and affluent can be bridged have been appreciated by experts. He has been invited to several international conferences to make presentations on topics like climate change and energy security.

Philosophy

What Devendra Fadnavis says, he does; and what he does, he does it well and in its entirety to completion. When it comes to serve his people, Devendra Fadnavis does not dither, whatever be the challenge, whatever be the time of the day or night or whosoever may be asking for his help. This law graduate merit holder from Nagpur University, a Post Graduate Degree holder in Business Management and a Diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Management from DSE Berlin is a pro-people and proactive leader and does not wait to put action before demands. Devendra Fadnavis is a transparent leader with strong ethics and values that do not allow him to rest till he has put a cause or problem to rest.

Political Profile

  • Current Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • President, BJP Maharashtra
  • General Secretary, BJP Maharashtra Pradesh
  • National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
  • State Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
  • Nagpur City President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
  • Office Bearer, Nagpur (West) BJP
  • Ward Convenor, BJP

Social Contribution

  • Secretary, Global Parliamentarians Forum on Habitat for Asia region
  • Resource Person on Urban Infrastructure Financing & Political Management issues
  • Member of Executive Council, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Mumbai (NGO recognized by United Nation)
  • Vice President, Central Hindu Military Education Society, Nashik (Bhonsala Military School)
  • President, Nagpur District Basketball Association
  • Senate Member, Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University