Roopak Malik, Director of Textile Sourcing Limited, India
A trained expert for high end suit making, he started his career at a Trouser manufacturing company in Honduras in 1989. He joined OXFORD SHIRTS, Georgia, U.S.A, in 1991, started as Buyer QA, promoted to Quality director for Honduras factories, and finally Regional Quality Director for Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Salvador & Panama. In 2002 he moved to India, as Technical and Quality head to establish Dress shirt factory in collaboration with Gokaldas Exports. Currently Head of Technical & Quality at Laguna Clothing controls minute detailing in developments to ensure the same in end product for customers like Polo Ralph Lauren, Thomas Pink, Hackett, T.M. Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt, Tommy Hilfiger Europe, etc. An Expert in Formal high-end dress shirts, achieving 100% customers satisfaction with 9 and above external product rating.
Ram Sareen, Tukatech, USA
Completed his schooling and graduation from UK. A second generation entrepreneur, after completing BA (Honors) in Banking and Finance, he joined the business in 1996, which was started by his father in 1979. He had learned all about manufacturing of shirts from the floor of Elite Garments and have over 22 years of experience in shirt manufacturing. Besides garment manufacturing he also has vast experience in Banking, paint manufacturing and manufacturing of concrete reinforcement bars.
Efren Pineda, Head of Technical & Quality, Laguna Clothing, India
The Managing Director of DataS, an RMG sector’s dedicated software solutions developer company in Romania since 1992. He is also the director of the timeSSD® project after the acquisition of the SSD software’s rights from AJ Consultants – Finland, in 2016. He has taken the valiant decision to move the timeSSD® in the Azure Cloud, to use as “pay per use” pricing for it, to make this collaborative PMTS available and affordable for all the players from the RMG sector. A Graduate of He has studied Mathematics and Computer Science from Romania, business management studies from the Netherlands and having four years’ experience in a trouser factory.
Currently working as pro bono Strategic Advisor to Pearl Global Industries. Pallab has worked for Gap Inc. for more than 20 years and was Vice President for global sourcing of woven garments and also Managing Director for India operations for 4 years. Pallab is a gradute from DElhi University and completed post graduate in AMM from NIFT, Delhi. He is also completed program on financial management from Cornell University, USA.
An Industrial Engineer by Education and a Garment technologist by Passion! Adept in process improvement & Standardization, Project management, Production Planning and Control and QMS. Currently Head of IE/ Process Improvement & QMS at Arvind Exports Shirting Division. His Key responsibilities include Industrial engineering, Process improvement initiatives, Project evaluation and startup, QMS, training and development.
In his 47 years in the garment industry, Ram Sareen has worn hats as diverse as the business itself. In addition to being the top expert in bra manufacturing, he is also well-versed in the complexities of men’s suit tailoring, and everything in between. Sareen’s extensive and storied history can be characterized with one word: disruptive. In fact, his mantra has always been, “Change is constant, growth is optional.” Sareen has demonstrated this philosophy and expertise in his invaluable work as a consultant for retailers, brands, and manufacturers. Now it is ingrained in the very DNA of Tukatech, the fashion software company he founded in 1995, and the leader in innovative technology for the apparel industry. Credited with successfully bringing digital pattern-making to dozens of countries, Tukatech’s robust software applications are developed and implemented by experts from all corners of the garment industry.
A mechanical engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology. He started his career with Leela Scotish Lace, Bangalore as an Industrial Engineer. He worked for Arvind Fashions in Jeans & Trouser manufacturing before moving to PT. Ungaran Sari Garments, Indonesia in 2002. An expert in shirt manufacturing, machinery application and project planning, he is also looking after productivity enhancement program and quality control.
Pallab Banerjee, Strategic Advisor, Pearl Global Industries, India
Abhishek Tiwary, Technical Consultant, Hugo Boss, Switzerland
Kamaljit Singh, Business Development Manager has been Working with Freudenberg for last 11 years. Prior to Freudenberg worked in Madura Coats Ltd for more than 9 years. He is actively associated with the garment industry for past 20 years in North India. He has closely worked with most of the Indian Domestic brands of North India for giving them solution with interlining for men’ s shirt and outerwear.
Kamaljit Singh, Business Development Manager, Fredenburg, India
Owner of Textile Network and Director of Textile Sourcing Limited. More than 24 years of experience in sourcing of Apparel for companies in USA, Mexico, Canada, EU and Australia from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Vietnam and China. Ensuring quality and delivery timelines are maintained and suppliers are compliant. Roopak is graduate in Economics Honours from St Stephens and Post Graduate from NIFT, Delhi.
Kushal Singh Mahar, Group Manager, Technical, Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited, India
Prashanth TS, Head- IE/ Process Improvement & QMS, Arvind Exports, India
Sajedur Seraj, Deputy Managing Director, Elite Garments, Bangladesh
Gurucharan Kaup, Head of Technology, Marks & Spencers, India
Didit Handoyo, Head Quality Assurance, PT Ungaran Sari Garments, Indonesia
Chairman of Essquare Enterprises Pvt. Limited an investment and strategy Consulting Company. Mr.Kar advises large Indian corporates in the area of Strategy, Business Plan, and Execution. Mr. Kar has held leadership roles with the Aditya Birla Group, Arvind Mafatlal group. He has contributed substantially to national Textile Policy and has been recognized for it by the Government of India. Partho Kar sits on the boards of Sarvodaya Ashram Etah, The Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), and JK TECHNOSOFT LTD amongst many others. He helped conceptualize and execute the Biswa Bangla Project of the Government of Bengal as The Chief Consultant. He has studied at the London School of Economics & Political Science, International Management Institute, XLRI-Jamshedpur, and the St Xavier’s College Kolkata.
Raveendra Radhakrishna, Head Industrial Engineering, PT Ungaran Sari Garments, Indonesia
Nitin is having more than 10 years of experience across multiple product categories in Men’s Formal and Casual wear. His current responsibility includes managing an 800 person shirt manufacturing unit with annual output of 1.5 million shirts and utilizing state of art machines.
Sri Ramaswamy, Regional Manager, VEIT Hong Kong Limited, India
Kushal is having 25+ years of experience in the apparel industry with rare talent who understand Art & Science part of Pattern Drafting. He stared his career as pattern room assistant in leather industry. Currently he is leading Women’s wear & Kid’s wear technical team in Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Ltd. In his professional journey he worked with companies like Bridals India pvt. ltd to Tommy Hilfiger to Madura and handled vast gamut of product from basic Crew Neck Tee to high end Bridal gown. His expertise include Pattern Drafting, Fit Development and Pre -Production Approval.
Jagadeesh BE, Head of Operations, Arvind Exports, India
Anshuman Dash, Director Marketing, H&H Asia
A Garment technologist with 22+ years of experience in the field of Shirt Making. He is the Head of Operations at Arvind Exports Shirting Division responsible for On time Delivery, overall production numbers of the division and to run the operations in a profitable manner. He is a pattern making expert, sewing technologist, a troubleshooter, trainer and a guide to all aspiring technicians
Completed Textile Engineering from DKTE’S Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra and Master’s in Fashion Technology from NIFT, New Delhi 2003-2007. Over 9 years of experience in Apparel & Textile Industry in Product Development, Sourcing, Quality & Technical Management, Merchandising & Costing Operations, Vendor Management and Global Sourcing. Handled product category like Denim Bottoms, Knit Tops however major expertise in shirts business. Currently working as Technical Consultant, Shirts & Blouses Department at Hugo Boss Ticino SA, Coldrerio, Switzerland for last 5 years.
A Tool & Die maker from TRTC (An Indo Danish Project) Delhi, began his garment industry pursuit as junior Engineer in Shahi Exports House. He has worked with Manufacturing company from South Korea and currently working as Director Marketing in H&H ASIA GROUP LTD. He is also responsible for marketing for MARTIN GROUP, ENS KOREA AND BKS BUKANGS A passionate innovator by heart and technology freak Anshuman is instrumental in setting up UNIK product development and innovation lab for bonding and welding solution in garment manufacturing.
Mridul Dasgupta is an AMM student from the 1991-93 NIFT batch. He started his career as an entry level merchandiser and has since worked in a few small, medium and large apparel producing and buying organizations. Notable among them are Gokaldas Images, Triburg, Busana Apparel Group and J.C. Penney.
He spent 7 great years working in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2003 to 2010 and is currently with Macy’s Merchandising Group as the General Manager for India. In his spare time, Mridul likes to golf, read and watch movies.
Partho Kar, Chief Consultant at Biswa Bangla Retail, Government of West Bengal, India
Laszlo Szabo, timeSSD, Romenia
Nitin Sharma, Manager- Operations, Vardhman Nisshinbo Garments Company, India
Gaurav has 17+ years of experience in Product Development, Team Management, Business Development, Marketing, Merchandising, Sourcing, Operations,Planning & Strategic Management to lead & grow business as a profit center in the organization. Having educated from National Institute of Fashion Technology India and worked in Buying House, Export house and Brands in different countries -India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia to have thorough knowledge of managing both sides of the apparel business in the different cultural/social environment.
Mridul Dasgupta, General manager, Macy's Merchandising Group, India
Sri Ramaswamy is the Regional Manager responsible for sales and sales related activities for India, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Pakistan. He has 16 years of vast experience in Fusing, Pressing and Finishing machines. Graduated in Textile Science from Clemson University, South Carolina, US. He is known to apply the textile knowledge on materials for the best of productivity and quality.
COLLEGE OF TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
Berhampore & Serampore
Alumni Association (North India Chapter)
Completed my B.Tech in Textile Technology in the Year 1999 from Bapuji Institute, Davangere, Karnataka and worked in various roles and capacities in Apparel manufacturing and Quality assurance. A seasoned Quality Management professional with over 18 years of experience working for world renowned brands. He has been a part of & also lead teams driving Quality improvement, product development, Cost effectiveness & overall business development both at strategic & operational levels, in India & abroad. He joined Marks & Spencer in 2007 as a Garment Technologist. Currently, working as Head Of technology for Marks & Spencer at their India Sourcing office in Gurgaon for the past 3 years.
A Bachelor of English Faculty on American study from Universitas Maret Surakarta, Indonesia. He has worked for PT DANLIRIS, Men’s Shirt Manufacturing, Solo-Indonesia, for one year, PT SRITEX, Integrated Textile-Garment Manufacturing, Solo-Indonesia as QA for 1 year and CALIFORNIA CONCEPTS Inc, Jakarta- Indonesia, US buying agent as QC Inspector for 2 years. He is working for PT Ungaran Sari Garment (USG), Semarang-Indonesia in Quality Assurance for last 15 years in Men’s Shirt Manufacturing having expertise in fabric quality, workmanship, garment fit, washing, embroidery and printing. He is also CHAPS Self Certificated Auditor and Perry Ellis International (PEI) Fabric Quality Auditor.
Gaurav Kumar, Director Marketing at Aquarelle, India