World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) is a global non-profit organization, headquartered at Noida, India, that has been spearheading the cause and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) world over since its inception in 1980.

Over 35 years, WASME has emerged as one of the most representative, effective and leading international organization working towards the promotion of SMEs worldwide through Policy Advocacy, Information Dissemination, Conferences, Seminars, Events, Trainings, Publication, Network linkages and many more.

WASME enjoys consultative status with many UN agencies such asUNCTAD, ITC, WIPO, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNICITRAL, UNESCAP and ILO, several intergovernmental and international organizations like WCO, OECD, ICSB, APEC, APCTT, etc.

Still, WASME is emerging as a powerful international organization with representatives in different parts of the world that include Permanent Representatives, Senior Advisors, , External Consultants etc.


To build WASME as a foremost world private and cohesive community of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that is dedicated to strengthen and foster them as prime driver of global economy


The mission of WASME is to be a catalyst in strengthening national and international cooperation for the growth and development of SMEs


Our Objectives The objectives of WASME for the growth and promotion of Micro organizations and SME’s are as follows.

Articulating concerns and interests of SMEs at various UN and international fora.

Networking with related/similar organisations.

Capacity building of SMEs through managerial and skill development programmes.

Carrying out research and studies on topical issues confronting SMEs.

Developing relationship between SMEs in developed and developing countries by encouraging enterprise-to-enterprise cooperation.

Enlarging collaboration with UN agencies and international organisations.

Disseminating information on and about international developments in SME sector


Governance Structure


The Council is the apex policy making body of WASME and is presided over by the President and in his absence by one of the Vice Presidents. Council consists of all the members of the Society and meets at least once in two years.

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Governing Body

The Governing Body is the supreme executive agency of WASME. The affairs of WASME are managed, administered, directed and controlled by the Governing Body in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Society.

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The WASME Bureau consisting of President, Vice Presidents, Secretary General and Treasurer. The Bureau exercises powers of the Governing Body in between its meetings. All decisions taken by the Bureau are reported at the meeting of the Governing Body.

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Main Organs

Office Bearers

President, Secretary General, Executive Director

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Permanente Representatives

WASME has made significant contributions to the development of small and medium sized enterprises by taking up their cause at all important international fora...

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Senior Advisors

WASME strives to create even a better and effective team of Senior Advisors having vast experience and expertise in the field of Micro...

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