Fashion for people,
that’s our story
ABOUT US

Established in 1979, Gokaldas Exports has evolved to become a one-stop solution for some of the world's most recognized apparel brands. With an annualised turnover of about USD 250 Million, GE is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of apparels. Today, more than 32,000 people across 20+ production units work together to ensure that whatever the next global fashion, Gokaldas Exports is ready for it.

GOKALDAS JOURNEY IN NUMBERS

About USD 250
million annualised turnover

20+
production units

15,000+
advanced machines

32,000+
direct employees

3.0 million
garments produced
in a month

Exporting to more than 50 countries

OUR VISION

To be a globally reputed apparel manufacturer, evoking distinctive recognition for product, performance, processes and people.

OUR MISSION

Achieve profitable growth through innovation, quality, consistency and commitment.

KEY
MILESTONES
  • Started the Lean Journey with Time Based Management (TBM) and set benchmarks
    of 100% efficiency conducting SKB and MDI.
  • First to adopt the Lean Manufacturing System in 2008 across Gokaldas Exports to eliminate waste.
  • Introduced Lean Changeover Team (LCOT)
Leadership Team

Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi

Executive Vice-Chairman & Managing Director

Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi (Siva), as an Executive 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 people empowerment and sustainability.

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 organization’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 organization.

Sathya comes with extensive domain experience in manufacturing, FMCG, retail and food processing sectors. He has worked with large organizations 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.

Sathya is passionate about translating strategies in to actions with his financial acumen and analytical skills.

Poorna Seenivasan S

Executive Director

Poorna leads organization’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.

Poorna brings in 28+ years of extensive and rich experience in Marketing, Operations and Projects domain and comes with a strong network of business relationships.

He was earlier associated with Sanghi Spinners, GTN Textiles, Shahi Exports and Scott Garments in various capacities.

Poorna is a Textile Technology professional and earned his MBA in Marketing from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is the recipient of ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ in recognition of his exemplary contribution to the profession.

He brings his passion for balancing the team’s energy and driving growth.

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 possess 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.

 

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.

 

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 organization.

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 organization to transform finance strategies into business goals.

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 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.

Board of Directors

MATHEW CYRIAC

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

MATHEW CYRIAC

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Mr. Mathew Cyriac holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was awarded the IIMB Gold Medal for graduating at the top of his MBA class.

Mr. Mathew Cyriac is currently working with Florintree Advisors. He served as the Managing Director in the Corporate Private Equity Group of Blackstone India based in Mumbai for nearly a decade. He has rich experience in the Investment Banking Division of Bank of America in India and in the Engineering Division of Tata Motors. He also served as Head Corporate Development Strategy of iGate Global Solutions Limited.

SIVARAMAKRISHNAN GANAPATHI

Executive Vice-Chairman & Managing Director

SIVARAMAKRISHNAN GANAPATHI

Executive Vice-Chairman & Managing Director

Siva has led several high growth businesses in diverse industries across several countries in Asia, North America and Europe. At Gokaldas Exports, he has been instrumental in setting the company on a profitable growth path. Siva has earlier worked with the Aditya Birla Group for 21 years. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Idea Cellular and was responsible for driving strong growth, market share gain and profit in a highly competitive market. He was also involved in building a $400 M BPO business with global operations. He has spearheaded several mergers and acquisitions. He has also worked with DSP Merrill Lynch, ICICI, and Uhde India.

 

Siva earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Bangalore and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT.

RAMA BIJAPURKAR

Non–Executive Independent Director

RAMA BIJAPURKAR

Non–Executive Independent Director

Ms. Rama Bijapurkar is a recognised thought leader on business-market strategy and India’s consumer economy. She, an independent management consultant, is amongst India’s most experienced Independent Board Directors with extensive experience on the Boards of several of India’s Blue-chip Companies and Public Institutions and also is a Professor of Management Practice at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

She has been a dominant voice in the Indian media on business and policy issues, and is the author of hallmark books on Consumer India “We are like that only: Understanding the Logic of Consumer India”, “A Never-Before World: Tracking the Evolution of Consumer India” and “Customer in the Boardroom – crafting customer-based business strategy”.

Her over four decades of work experience in strategy consulting and market research includes her own consulting practice, and employment with McKinsey Company; MARG (now Nielsen India), Mode Services (now TNS India).

Ms. Rama Bijapurkar holds B.Sc (Hons) degree in Physics from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

ANURADHA SHARMA

Non–Executive Independent Director

ANURADHA SHARMA

Non–Executive Independent Director

An HR Practioner, Business Executive and Entrepreneur, Anu’s belief that “you bet on People, Not Strategies” has been a core principle in building productive and positive work cultures. Since 2005, at The HR Practice, she had the opportunity to bring this philosophy to over 150 corporations she has consulted for.

The HR Practice, today has had the experience of partnering diverse organizations across sectors including Rexnord Corporation, Hinduja Hospital, Mahindra and Mahindra, Wells Fargo India Solutions, cricinfo.com, an ESPN company, Tata AIG, Allergan, redbus.in, Radio City, SAP India, Hard Rock Café, Swiggy.com, HCG Oncology, Goodera, ID Fresh, Firstsource Ltd, UBM among others

Prior to founding The HR Practice, Anu lead the HR function across multiple Indian and Global organizations, was part of their Global Executive Leadership teams and contributed in shaping their DNA and charting their growth. Sony Entertainment Television, indya.com a STAR company, Aurigene Discovery Technologies, a Dr Reddy’s Laboratories venture, Quintant, founded by Phaneesh Murthy. Her last corporate assignment was as Chief People Officer of iGATE Global Solutions, with workforce presence in 14 countries. A graduate of XLRI, her education and experience over the years today has helped build The HR Practice as a favored partner for HR services.

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GEORGE VARUGHESE

Non–Executive Independent Director

GEORGE VARUGHESE

Non–Executive Independent Director

Mr. George Varughese is the CEO and Managing Director of Alvarez and Marsal Securities, which is the broker-dealer and investment banking unit of Alvarez and Marsal in the USA. He is based in New York.

Mr. Varughese has completed Mergers and Acquisitions, Financing and Restructuring transactions in various industries over the last 35 years. He is also the Chairman of the Opinion committee of the firm.

Before joining Alvarez and Marsal, he was partner in Merchant Banking at Credit Suisse. Previously, he was the Managing Director of DLJ Merchant Banking and established the India office for DLJ, and supervised the Asia business.

He also has served as the Professor of Finance at the Indian Institute on Management Bangalore. Currently, in addition to his duties at Alvarez and Marsal, he teaches course on Mergers and Acquisitions and Restructuring at New York University. He serves on the Board of H2 Health, a Healthcare company in the USA and is also on the Board of Vellore Foundation and Birch Family Services. He is chairman of the audit committee at H2 Health and Vellore Foundation. He also is a Member of the Investment Committee of the Fund and the co-investment program of Quilvest.

Mr. Varughese is a Bachelor in Arts from Harvard University and MBA from Stanford University.

SHIVANANDAN ASHOK DALVIE

Non–Executive Independent Director

SHIVANANDAN ASHOK DALVIE

Non–Executive Independent Director

Mr. Shivanandan Ashok Dalvie is the founder of Cotton Tree Management Limited. Cotton Tree advises on private equity investments in technology enabled companies in the consumer, industrial and business services sectors across Asia and with focus on India.

Prior to founding Cotton Tree, he was a partner with AEA Investors, a U.S. private equity firm with $16 billion under management. Over his two decades at AEA Investors, he led investments across multiple industry sectors including consumer, industrial, technology, media and business services. He joined the firm in New York in 1997 and moved to Hong Kong in 2007 to lead its Asian business. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing all aspects of the Asian business from leading the investment team to overseeing operating partners and managing relationships with limited partners.

Prior to AEA, he was in the mergers and acquisitions group of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York where he advised a diverse set of international clients. He also previously worked with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond as a Product Manager and was an executive with ChrysCapital in Mumbai.

Mr. Dalvie is an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in computer science and economics with Honors from Yale University.

PRABHAT KUMAR SINGH

Executive Director

PRABHAT KUMAR SINGH

Executive Director

Mr Prabhat Kumar Singh is a graduate in Business Management and a Post Graduate in Business Management from Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur

He has more than 35 years of experience in the field of Textiles and manufacturing and held different positions as Development Manager at Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mumbai, Director at the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), New Delhi, Executive Director at Union Garments Ltd, Sharjah, UAE and President (Marketing) at Modern Group of Companies at Mumbai.

During his tenure at Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), he had extensively engaged in

  1. Export promotion, including organizing fairs, exhibitions and buyer-seller meets both in India & abroad.
  2. Arranging joint ventures and tie-ups for Indian manufacturers with leading international brands for re-export and domestic markets (Pierre Cardin, Levi Strauss)
  3. Visited several countries for market surveys to identify markets and products for readymade garments, especially for then slow-moving items like shirts and developed this business.
  4. Administrative work of quota, bilateral trade negotiations, formulating recommendations for Governments. Import-export policy for garments, etc. and maintaining extensive contacts with manufacturers/exporters as well as overseas buyers.

He comes with the rich experience in garment manufacturing industry, handled different roles as Head of Projects, Manufacturing Head, Marketing Head & Strategic advisor at different points of time.

POORNA SEENIVASAN S

Executive Director

POORNA SEENIVASAN S

Executive Director

Poorna leads organization’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.

Poorna brings in 28+ years of extensive and rich experience in Marketing, Operations and Projects domain and comes with a strong network of business relationships.

He was earlier associated with Sanghi Spinners, GTN Textiles, Shahi Exports and Scott Garments in various capacities.

Poorna is a Textile Technology professional and earned his MBA in Marketing from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is the recipient of ‘Outstanding Alumnus Award’ in recognition of his exemplary contribution to the profession.

He brings his passion for balancing the team’s energy and driving growth.

Composition of Committees

Audit Committee

  • Mr. George Varughese – Chairperson
  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac – Member
  • Mr. Shivanandan Ashok Dalvie – Member

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

  • Ms. Rama Bijapurkar – Chairperson
  • Ms. Anuradha Sharma – Member
  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac – Member

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

  • Mr. Shivanandan Ashok Dalvie – Chairperson
  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac – Member
  • Mr. Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi – Member

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

  • Ms. Anuradha Sharma – Chairperson
  • Ms. Rama Bijapurkar – Member
  • Mr. Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi – Member

Risk Management Committee

  • Mr. Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi – Chairperson
  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac – Member
  • Mr. George Varughese – Member