Mr. Vincent Mathias, an enterprising and a buoyant Christian businessman was the first to visualize and to moot the idea of the formation of a body like Christian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and thereafter joined hands with a few like-minded persons like Mr. John D'silva , Mr. Henry Lobo , Mr. Gilbert Pinto , Mr. Albert D’Souza , Mr. John Mathew and Mr. Lawrence Coelho and set the ball rolling to help realize the dream of a Chamber. According to the adage “Well begun is half done” after a marathon initial struggle in the form of countless meetings and deliberations, emerged a body in the name of Christian Chamber of Commerce & Industry which was registered under section 25 of the companies act 1956 on 27th March, 1998 and governed by the conditions and provisions as laid down in its memorandum of articles of associations.
The vehicle of Christian Chamber of Commerce & Industry which commenced with a modest strength, gained momentum over a period of time and with the enthusiasm and support from all over has reached for present a respectable membership level of over 600, hoping to reach a target of 1000 members in the near future.
The Chamber has an independent office with the necessary infrastructure and full time secretariat located at Solaris Building Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai – 400 072. His Lordship Percival Fernandez blessed the office and Mr. Joseph Menezes inaugurated it on the 25th of September, 2005.
The proud possession of the office by Christian Chamber of Commerce & Industry was made possible by generous Christian Businessmen whose names appear on the marble plaque displayed in the office.