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Ujjwala Singhania takes over as national president of FICCI FLO New Delhi, May 4 (PTI) Ujjwala Singhania has been appointed as the national president of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), according to the chamber's statement.

Singhania will focus on empowering women by facilitating an enabling environment that promotes entrepreneurship, industry participation, and economic development of women, it said .

She said: 'I have been a part of this women's consortium for over 19 years and the collective mission of the organisation is to encourage and facilitate women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences, and energy across sectors'.

Singhania is a director at JK International, a firm that invests, through private equity and venture capital.

***************** KikoTv raises undisclosed amount in funding round led by SOSV *Live-streaming social e-commerce platform KikoTV on Tuesday announced that it has raised an undisclosed sum in a new funding round led by global venture capital fund SOSV.

Venture Catalysts, a domestic business incubator, and accelerator, also participated in the round along with Negen Capital chief executive Neil Bahal and other angel investors, an official statement said.

************* Jana Small Finance Bank starts vaccination of employees *Small finance lender Jana Small Finance Bank on Tuesday said it started COVID-19 vaccination drive for its employees.

The bank has already vaccinated 25 per cent of its total workforce (around 4,000 employees) at its head office and branches in the last 10 days. It is tying up with various government health centres to provide free vaccines at its bank branches across the country.

The lender said it intends to get the vaccination done for its employees, their immediate family members, its partner staff operating out of the bank branches/ offices, and banking correspondent staff working for it.

************* Xander Group Inc appoints 3 new directors to Indian NBFC board * The Xander Group Inc Tuesday said it has appointed three new directors to the board of its non-bank finance company (NBFC) Xander Finance Ltd (XFL).

Rajesh Jogi, Tariq Chinoy, and Varun Gopinath have joined the newly recast board as part of the company's plan to ramp up its pursuit of emerging opportunities in the financial services sector in India, a release said.

Rohan Sikri, senior partner at Xander Group will continue as chairperson of Xander Finance board. PTI RR AA HV SHW SHW