After a long career spanning 27 years leading several high growth businesses in diverse industries across several countries in Asia, North America and Europe, Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi (Siva) joined Gokaldas Exports Ltd. as its Managing Director and CEO in October 2017.
Prior to this, Siva worked with the Aditya Birla Group for 21 years. He was the COO of Idea Cellular, responsible for their business based in Delhi. He has also worked with DSP Merril Lynch, ICICI, and Uhde India, before joining the Aditya Birla Group.
Siva is a PG Diploma in management from IIM, Bangalore and a B.Tech from NIT.
Chief Financial Officer
Sathya comes with extensive domain experience in manufacturing, FMCG, retail and food processing industries. He has worked with large organizations like Rajshree Sugars, EID Parry, Perfetti Vanmelle and Aditya Birla Retail.
Sathya earned an MBA degree in Finance from Symbiosis University and is a fellow member of Cost and Management Accountants of India.
Poorna Seenivasan S
Poorna has extensive industry experience working with Sanghi Spinners, GTN Textiles, Shahi Exports, and Scott Garments in various capacities, in a career spanning over 24 years.
Poorna earned an MBA from Madurai Kamaraj University and a Diploma in Textile Technology.
Lal brings extensive industry experience from his career spanning 25 years in the apparel industry. He has worked with New Island Clothing, Madura Garments, Southern Fashions, Atraco Industries and Arvind Denim Exports. In his last role, he was the head of manufacturing & exports with Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited.
Lal earned an MBA from Mumbai University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Industrial Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum.
Vice President – HR
Dominic has over 24 years of experience in HR, having worked with companies like GMR Infrastructure Ltd, Dell International Services and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Prior to joining Gokaldas he was the Director HR for TNT India.
Dominic earned a Postgraduate degree in Social Work.
Prabhat Kumar Singh
Prabhat has four decades of experience in the garment sector. 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 textiles industry as well as industry bodies like AEPC.
Prabhat earned his MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and graduated from Banaras Hindu University.
Vice President – Corporate Development
Harmendra possesses rich experience in business strategy, investment banking, equity research and IT consulting. He has also managed private equity funds. In a career spanning 23 years, he has worked both in India and abroad.
Harmendra earned his Postgraduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Bangalore and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.
Tushar Kanti Panigrahi
Vice President – Finance
Tushar has served in various capacities with large organizations like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, ING Vysya Bank, IFS Solutions and Reliance Communications. Prior to joining Gokaldas, Tushar was working as Group Finance Head for Khimji Ramdas Group in Muscat, Oman.
Tushar is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Cost and Management Accountant