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 annual turnover of over USD 200 Million, GE is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of apparels. Today, more than 25,000 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

USD 170
million turnover

20
production units

15,000+
advanced machines

25,000+
direct employees

3.0 million
monthly production
capacity

25 million
garments produced
in a year

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

Managing Director

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.

A Sathyamurthy

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

President

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 Sudhakaran

President

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.

Dominic George

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

Executive Director

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.

Harmendra Gandhi

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

Board of Directors

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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RICHARD B SALDANHA

Chairman & Non-Executive Independent Director

RICHARD B SALDANHA

Chairman & Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Saldanha, a graduate Mechanical Engineer, served Hindustan Lever & Unilever plc for 30 years. He spent almost 10 years in Latin America. Grew to be Chairman and CEO of Unilever Peru and a Member of the Unilever Latin America Board.

He returned to India as Managing Director of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, a 2.5 BN $ enterprise.Later spent 5 years as Executive Director and Member of the Board of The Times of India Group to help build organizational capability, culture and competitiveness.

He was subsequently 6 years with The Blackstone Group in India as Vice as Executive Director and later Vice Chairman, responsible for Operational Excellence in a range of Portfolio Companies.He is currently Chairman of Trans Maldivian Airways and Gokaldas Exports, and is on the Boards of a few of the Blackstone Portfolio Cos He also is on the Board of Bennett ,Coleman & Co Ltd ( The Times Group Parent Co) and a few of The Times Group Subsidiaries including Radio and Television.

He is a member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad RBS is actively involved with NGOs and CSR Initiatives .

GAUTHAM MADHAVAN

Non-Executive Director

GAUTHAM MADHAVAN

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Gautham Madhavan holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Symbiosis University, Pune and a Master’s in Business Administration from Business School, Oxford.

Mr. Gautham Madhavan is currently working with the Florintree Advisors Pvt Ltd, an alternate asset management firm based in Mumbai, India. Prior to his MBA he was the Chief of Staff for Hotstar, India’s leading digital video streaming service with over 100mm users. He also worked with the Media and Entertainment division at KPMG, in roles across risk and management consulting. He has worked with clients across the Media and Entertainment ecosystem including Bennett Coleman & Company Limited, Sony Entertainment Television and Hungama Digital Media.

MATHEW CYRIAC

Non-Executive Director

MATHEW CYRIAC

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

Managing Director

SIVARAMAKRISHNAN GANAPATHI

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.

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.

Composition of Committees

Audit Committee

  • Mr. Richard B Saldanha - Chairman
  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac – Member
  • Ms. Anuradha Sharma – Member

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

  • Ms. Anuradha Sharma –  Chairperson
  • Mr. Richard B Saldanha – Member
  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac – Member
  • Mr. Gautham Madhavan – Member

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac – Chairman
  • Mr. Richard B Saldanha – Member
  • Mr. Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi – Member

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

  • Mr. Richard B Saldanha – Chairman
  • Ms. Anuradha Sharma – Member
  • Mr. Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi – Member
  • Mr. Mathew Cyriac - Member