The Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers Association of India (ELCOMA) announced the appointment of Nirupam Sahay as President of ELCOMA for 2-year tenure, effective from July 27, 2013.Mr Sahay, President, Philips Lighting India, one of the leading lighting companies in India, comes with a vast experience of over 18 years across industries such as consumer durables, telecom and financial services. He has been the President of Philips Lighting India since May 2011.“ELCOMA is happy that Mr Nirupam Sahay has been elected as the President of our association. With his rich management experience we look forward to his leadership and contribution in further enhancing the effectiveness of ELCOMA,” said H.S. Mamak, Advisor, ELCOMA.Commenting on his new role, Mr Sahay said, “I take up this role with immense pride and look forward to driving the lighting industry’s growth and success. In this new role, I aim to work in synergy with the industry members toward promotion and betterment of the Indian lighting landscape and furthering the agenda of energy-efficient lighting.” The lighting industry in India has been growing in double digits for the past 5 years and will continue to grow between 8-10 per cent in the next 3-4 years. Heavy infrastructure development, emergence of newly electrified areas and urban development have resulted in this growth.ELCOMA liaisons with government bodies and supports the industry players in matters on the lighting industry. Over the last few years, ELCOMA has earned the reputation of being the only recognised apex body representing the lighting industry in India and continues to lead programs related to BIS standards development, BEE labelling and consumer awareness. ELCOMA is actively working on creating newer policies and initiatives which are focused around LED lighting. LED technology is the future of the industry; and at the same time, it is good for the environment and for the country.