The lifetime achievement award by Asian African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI) was awarded to Mr. VP Nandakumar, MD and CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd, for his valuable services in the Finance and Business field. He is the first Malayalee to receive this award. Hon. Speaker Mr P. Sreeramakrishnan presented the award to Mr. VP Nandakumar, in the presence of Mr. Sreekandan Nair (Leading Media Personality), Dr. Ajit Ravi (Chairman of Pegasus) and Galfar Muhamed Ali (Non-resident Indian businessman).
Asian African Chamber of Commerce and Industry was formed in 2015 to strengthen the trade relationship between both the continents. AACCI foundation is now registered in the state of Delaware, USA as a private non-stock corporation to act as a trade and business promoting chamber supporting SMEs and industries by means of representing them as bilateral chamber for the Asian and African region and help them to build better economic growth and sustainable business.