Meet The

The Gokaldas Exports Leadership Team endeavours to change the world around them with fashion forward products and sustainable initiatives in the textile industry. With decades of experience and a strong drive to revolutionise how fabrics are made and consumed, the team brings to life the vision for a cleaner, greener and fashionable present and future.

Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi

Vice-Chairman & Managing Director

Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi (Siva), as Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, leads the company, sets its strategic direction and nurtures its leadership team to excel. He is passionate about growth and creating high business impact, with a focus on sustainability and empowering people.

Siva has three decades of global experience, leading several high growth businesses in diverse industries across countries in Asia, North America and Europe. With his passion and strong entrepreneurial mindset, Siva has turned around Gokaldas Exports over the last four years making it a leading apparel manufacturer that is sought-after by top global apparel brands for its product capability, quality and consistency, with a strong commitment to sustainability, while delivering profitable year on year growth.

Earlier, Siva has worked with the Aditya Birla Group for over two decades, involved in leadership positions in diverse businesses. He has also been with DSP Merrill Lynch, ICICI, and Uhde India. Siva also possesses extensive experience in the areas of acquisitions, product strategies, sales and retail transformation.

Siva holds a Master degree in Management from IIM, Bangalore and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT.

A Sathyamurthy

Chief Financial Officer

Sathyamurthy is an established finance professional who heads the organisation’s finance portfolio including shareholder value creation, treasury operations, audit and cost management. He also spearheads information technology, commercial, ESG and corporate governance of the organisation.

Sathya comes with extensive domain experience in manufacturing, FMCG, retail and food processing sectors. He has worked with large organisations like EID Parry, Aditya Birla Retail Ltd, Perfetti Vanmelle and Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals.

He brings an excellent record of academic achievements with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Madras and MBA from Symbiosis. He is a fellow member of Cost and Management Accountants of India.

Bhargava Huchurao

Chief Operating Officer

Bhargava leads the organisation’s operations and marketing management with execution strategies and sustainable business practices. He holds responsibility for business operations, including sales and marketing, customer experience and operational excellence. He also leads development and implementation of new business projects.
Bhargava brings in 3 decades of extensive and rich experience in apparel supply chain operations across Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, China & Philippines.
He was earlier associated with Columbia Sportswear Company, Nike Inc, K. Mohan & Co and MAS Active Private Ltd various capacities.
Bhargava is a graduate in Textile Technology from Bangalore and a Postgraduate in Fibre Science and Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (IIT Delhi).
He brings his passion for balancing the team’s energy and driving growth.

Gautam Nair

Director - MDIPL

Gautam Nair is a passionate leader and a firm believer in the adage “Change is the only Constant.” His strategic vision and dedication have positioned Matrix Design as a leading player in the market. He is revered as the architect of the company, mastering many domains to foster its growth since its inception. As a visionary and an eminent strategist, Gautam ensured the company’s steady growth over the years. He is a strong and respected mentor, not only to the Matrix team but also to eminent individuals in the apparel and textile sectors, contributing immensely to their overall development and progress.

In addition to his role at Matrix, Gautam is actively involved in the growth and development of the Textile and Apparel Industries. He is elected member of Executive Committee for the Apparel Export Promotion Council and is a Member of Governing Council in the Footwear Design & Development Institute under Ministry of Commerce, where he contributes to promoting and enhancing the export capabilities of the industry. He is also providing valuable insights and guidance on investment strategies and sourcing practices to the industry.

Gautam holds a Master’s degree in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Honors from St. Stephens, Delhi.

Mannan Kapasi

COO – Atraco Industrial Enterprises

Mannan Kapasi, Chief Operating Officer (COO), brings nearly four decades of expertise in the apparel industry, spanning Merchandising, Production Coordination, Sales, and Administration across the UAE, Middle East, USA, Kenya, and Ethiopia. He set unique operating processes in the company and follows through all the administration and factory operations of Atraco Industrial Enterprises. With an affinity for IT systems, he has laid down the platform for the IT software operating within the company.

Driven by a profound commitment to fostering continuous organizational evolution, Mannan epitomizes the pursuit of perfection through his guiding principle of “Continuous Improvement.” This ethos propels the organization forward, steadily advancing from good to better and ultimately achieving excellence. Mannan’s philosophy, encapsulates in the quote “Do the best you can till you know better. And when you know better, do better.”

Moideen K E I

Vice President – HR

Moideen is a seasoned HR professional with experience spanning over two decades in various roles in Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Organization Development. He has been associated with diverse Sectors like Machine Tools, Textiles & Apparels, Construction and Education.

Previously has been associated with HMT Machine Tools Ltd., HMT Ltd., Bearys Group, Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. and Gokaldas Images.

Prior to joining Gokaldas Exports, he led the Vigilance functions for HMT and its subsidiaries (A Govt of India Enterprise). He is passionate about exploring new ideas in Human Resources and Organization Development. He has been instrumental in implementation of Lean Manufacturing with his earlier assignments.

A Science graduate and an alumnus of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya with a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, he also holds a Diploma in Business Management.

Prabhat Kumar Singh

Executive Director

Prabhat is responsible for Corporate Development at Gokaldas Exports Ltd. He plays a significant role in interfacing with the industry and the various regulatory authorities, including project implementation under the Government schemes, modernization, technology and infrastructure upgradation for textiles and funding support.

He has four decades of rich and extensive experience in the apparel and textile sector and possesses a strong knowledge of the apparel market. His vast experience includes negotiating and mobilising finances, arranging joint ventures, setting up new plants and formulating recommendations to the Government on import-export policy. He has held several leadership positions in the textile industry as well as industry bodies like Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC).

Prabhat is a Bachelor of Business Management from Banaras Hindu University and earned his MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He holds a Diploma in International Marketing from Buckinghamshire College (UK).

Prabhat is passionate about exploring new business avenues and perseveres to create a smart apparel value chain.

Ravi Raman Bhargava


Ravi leads business operations and marketing management along with focus on building strong key account relationship management with key business stakeholders. His prowess extends to meticulous cost administration, innovative design and development of concepts and product lines and strong people management skill showcasing his adeptness in strategic leadership and operational excellence. He also mentors the team in in-depth market understanding and into creating futuristic and sustainable business practices.

With over 30 years of marketing and technical expertise, Ravi had an incredible journey at Arvind. Starting as a Management Trainee, he rose to the position of CEO. He has also held senior positions at Ha-meem Group, Shahi Exports, and Gokaldas Exports prior to joining Matrix.
He brings strong and extensive experience in SBU leadership, business development, operations (including manufacturing & supply chain management), sourcing, project incubation, and the identification/implementation of new technology. His unique expertise lies in the textile value chain across fabric and apparel, with an interface to retail.
Ravi holds a BE (Mechanical) and is a Post Graduate in Management Studies from KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai.

Siraj M. Kapasi

CEO – Atraco Industrial Enterprises

Siraj M. Kapasi leads the Company’s Business Operations and lays down Company Directives. His focus is on Sales and Customer Relationships, Product Diversification, Supply Chain Management, Profitability and Company Growth. A firm believer of people empowerment and transparency, he steers the Executive Teams to work in tandem setting goals of excellence.

Siraj has 38 years of experience in the apparel world, an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit, and a fierce drive to make it happen. He has been with Atraco since the inception of the Company and instrumental in expanding operations in Africa. He nurtures company relationships with business partners and is committed to Sustainability. An advocate of perpetual change and to stay ahead of the curve, Siraj has successfully navigated the Company through diverse challenges over the years as International Markets respond to geo-economic pressures.

Tushar Kanti Panigrahi

Vice President – Finance

Tushar is responsible for finance, accounts, management reporting, MIS, business plan & forecasts, and risk management of the company. He contributes to the development of the financial and operational strategy, manages fundraising plans, capital structure, finance KPIs, monitors the financial system and processes of the organisation.

Tushar comes with extensive experience in finance and business analysis with strong strategic and operational insights. His domain expertise in highly diverse and competitive markets benefits the organisation to transform finance strategies into business goals.

Tushar has served in various capacities with large organisations like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, ING Vysya Bank, IFS Solutions, and Reliance Communications. Prior to joining Gokaldas Exports, he worked as Group Finance Head for the Consumer Product Group of the Khimji Ramdas Group, Muscat, Oman.

Tushar holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce with Honours. He is a Chartered Management Accountant (UK), ACMA, CGMA, and an associate member of Cost and Management Accountant, India. He holds a Diploma in Business Finance from ICFAI. He is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (USA). He has about 27 years of PQE with diverse industries.

Tushar is passionate about financial intelligence to drive positive change and cohesive business approaches for enhanced profitability.

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