Swati Piramal, Director of Piramal Healthcare, was elected president of Assocham today.
Piramal, who replaces Sajjan Jindal, was senior vice-president of the industry body.
Harvard-educated Piramal is also in the boards of several companies, including Piramal Life Sciences, SBI Capital Markets and Prudential ICICI Management.
She has served on the scientific advisory committee of the Prime Minister, Assocham said in a statement.
Spice Corp and vice president of the chamber, Dilip Modi would now be the senior vice president of Assocham.
Rajkumar Dhoot, promoter of Videocon Group and a Rajya Sabha member, has been elected the new vice-president.