President's BIO

 

President/CEO

NARASIMHA  B. SHENOY    MSEE,  MBA, PE

Mr. Shenoy is the founder President & CEO of Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (AACCGP) which  was established to serve Asian American Businesses. In 2014,  Philadelphia Business Journal listed AACCGP as one of the top 25 chambers in the region.  As an immigrant migrated to this country in 1972, to pursue American Dream. For the last 30 years, he has dedicated to help others to achieve American Dream socially and economically.

Mr. Shenoy has extensive business, professional and educational background. He worked as Project Manager and Chief Engineer for Companies including General Electric and Bechtel Corporation where he was trained in executive leadership. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kedar Corporation, a design build company which he founded in 1993.  He completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at West Virginia Institute of Technology and Master’s degree in Engineering from University of West Virginia and an Executive MBA from Drexel University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer.

As an advocate for Asian American Community, He works closely with City and State legislators to promote and address Asian American business and social issues. He has served in several commissions and boards on local and state level. He advocated and helped to form Asian American Advisory Commission in State of Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia where he served as a commission member. He served as member of Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Agency, Pennsylvania Heritage Commission and Philadelphia Zoning Reform Commission. He serves as a member of Office of Equal Opportunity Commission and Multicultural Affairs Congress in Philadelphia.

He serves Asian community by working with many national and local community organizations for the past thirty years.  As Chairman of Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia and the President of Council of Indian Organization in Greater Philadelphia, he brought mainstream visibility to Asian American Community. He organized the first “Festival of India” program in 1993 at the Penn Landing facility in the City of Philadelphia where community at large enjoys display of Indian Culture and heritage. He organized the first Asian American Parade in City of Philadelphia in 1996 to provide mainstream visibility to Asian Americans. He also organized first Asian American Heritage Month Celebration Event in 2006 to showcase Asian American culture and heritage. At the national level, he served as a board member to National Federation of India Associations and National Asian American Voters Coalition.

In recognition of his community serve, he received awards from National Federation of Indian Associations, National Asian American Voters Coalition, Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia and Council of Indian Organizations, Unsung hero award from Keystone Mercy Health, and Outstanding Community Service Awards from Channel 6 ABC.