Global – At the BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Dubai, the world recycling body has elected its new president, Ranjit Singh Baxi of J & H Sales (International) Ltd. He has taken over from BjÃ¶rn Grufman who has been BIR’s President for the past four years.
A ‘long-standing’ member of the organisation, Baxi was approved by the General Assembly for a first 2-year mandate, which can be extended once. In 2011 Baxi was appointed Treasurer of BIR, prior to which he was president of the organisation’s Paper Division from 2007 to 2013.
Baxi launched his book – ”Recycling our Future – A Global Strategy”. He also speaks at international conferences and contributes regularly to many trade journals and publications.
Ranjit Singh Baxi is Founder Chairman of J & H Sales (International) Ltd, a major European exporter of recovered fibre to the Far East. The company also exports plastic and metal scrap. J & H Sales received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) in 2001 and amongst many personal awards, Baxi was voted ‘Asian of The Year’ in 2008.
Baxi has held a number of key non-executive directorships including the Olympic Park Legacy Company (ensuring there is a lasting legacy of the Olympic venues in London). Baxi was also a Governor at the University of East London and a Member of British Prime Ministers Trade Delegation to India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree and is a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
In his opening address, Baxi thanked his predecessor BjÃ¶rn Grufman for his ‘excellent work’ during the past four years and expressed his gratitude to be at the head of ‘such an important’ international organisation. ‘BIR has profiled itself as the sole truly international recycling federation. I am honoured to be serving its 800-plus member companies and national recycling federations in the coming years.’
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