The Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1931 by forward looking businessmen of Visakhapatnam (‘Vizagapatam’ or its shortened form ‘Vizag’ as it was then known) drawn from important circles of business. At that time the registered office was at Viziya building, Cathedral Street, in the old town area.
There were nine committee members and the first set of office bearers were:
The Past presidents in Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce
|1940 – 1951||Mr. Rao Saheb C. Sanjiva Rao Naidu|
|1952 – 1968||Mr. A.V Bhanoji Row|
|1969 – 1980||Mr. K.S.Dutt|
|1980 – 1992||Mr. I.S. Raju|
|1992 – 2010||Mr.V.B.V Reddy|
|2011 – 2012||Mr. K. Vijay Kumar|
|2013 – 2016||Mr. Kancharla Ramabrahmam|
|2016 – 2018||Mr. A.V.Monish Row|
|2018 – 2019||Mr. DV Raju|
|2019 – 2020||Mr. K Mallikharjuna Rao|
Since then India and Visakhapatnam in particular have gone through several changes politically and economically. World War II, Independence and the formation of the State of Andhra State gave a new dimension to the Chamber of Commerce.