Trusted Professionals

Banik Shaswata
Banik Shaswata
DGM - TUV SUD South Asia
Padmaja Varadaraj
Padmaja Varadaraj
Lead Auditor - TUV SUD South Asia
Vikas P Thorat
Vikas P Thorat
Lead Auditor - TUV SUD South Asia
Dixit Chauhan
Dixit Chauhan
Lead Auditor - TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd

Young, Enthusiastic & Experienced Professional with having 11+ years of demonstrated history of working in the different industries including Certification Body, Ceramic, Steel & Fabrication with Engineering Mechanical as academic background.  Also Pursing Post Diploma in Environment Technology Management from Mahatma Gandhi Labor Institute from Ahmedabad.

Dixit Chauhan is currently working German Based Certification Body TÜV SÜD South Asia as a Lead Auditor – Management System. Performed hundreds of Audits in various industries like Mechanical, Engineering, Plastic, Rubber, Chemical, Ceramic, Paper & Printing. In current role involves performing 3rd Party Certification, Surveillance and Recertification Audits in various multi-national companies against compliance of Quality Management Systems. Also responsible for auditor qualification, technical review and client support for QMS sector specific area.

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Sunil Kumar Sharma
Lead auditor - SGS India Pvt. Ltd.

12 years experience with different Organisations like Dabur india ,Surya pharmaceutical, Paras spices, APJ Lab. G.D.Foods Mfg(I)Pvt.Ltd in various spheres of Microbiology ,Quality Assurance and Quality Management.
Participated Several audits as a team leader Like WHO(Geneva),ISO 22K, ISO9001,Social audit & Third party audit,(Nestle,Ranbaxy, Zydus cadila, Abotte, Manne, Pepsico etc
Conducted Internal Audit Training programs, System implementation in different organization like Dabur ,Paras ,Surya, Apj Lab., G.D Foods etc..

Vishal Kulsheshtra
Vishal Kulsheshtra
Vice President Retail - Gili India Ltd.
Elvin Lopes
Elvin Lopes
COO - SIS Business at Gitanjali Group - Gili India Ltd.
Swapnil Kothari
Swapnil Kothari
SR. Manager Training - Spykar Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd.
Himanshu Kumar
Himanshu Kumar
Key accounts manager - Spykar Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd.
Brijesh Jathan
Brijesh Jathan
Head - Large Format Stores & E-Commerce - Pepe Jeans India Pvt Ltd.
Sharad Nigam
Sharad Nigam
Head - Retail - Pepe Jeans India Pvt Ltd.
Rahul Pegu
Rahul Pegu
Store manager - Future Style Lab Ltd.
Ravi Singh Chotiyal
Ravi Singh Chotiyal
Store Manager - Future Style Lab Ltd.
Sandip Saha
Sandip Saha
Area Sales Manager - Benetton India Pvt. Ltd.
Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta
Vice President - Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd.
Shibani Mishra
Shibani Mishra
Chief – Marketing - Future Lifestyle Fashion Ltd

Management, Brand Strategy , New product Launch, Advertising, Media Planning, Brand Activation, Research, Digital and Social media marketing. Previously Shibani was associated with Computer point Ltd and Hindustand Lever as Brand Manager.
At Future Lifestyle Fashions, has worked as Chief Brand Manager, Urbana, before she took over the role of Chief Marketing Officer, where spearheads the marketing function for a portfolio of 19 brands

Mahendra Tank
Mahendra Tank
Marketing and communication - Metro Shoes Ltd.
Sridhar H M
Sridhar H M
Sr. Manager – Operations Support - UNLIMITED, A Division of Arvind Ltd.

A Result Oriented Professional with over 13 years of experience in the areas of Operations, MIS & Analysis, Project Management, Process Management, Retail Planning, Key Accounts, Space Planning, Customer Service, Business Development, Marketing, Team Management, Client Relationship Management across Retail & Banking industry.
Presently associated with UNLIMITED, A Value Fashion Family Retail store chain from the house of Arvind Ltd. Currently, heading the support office for UNLIMITED brand, driving the strategies to enhance the productivity of Operations through effective process management.

Daksha Shinde
Daksha Shinde
Senior Manager – Retail HR - UNLIMITED, A Division of Arvind Ltd.
Mohit Bhatt
Mohit Bhatt
Area Manager - Skechers Retail India Pvt Ltd.
Subodh Jayant Surve
Subodh Jayant Surve
Manager Sales - SGS India Pvt.Ltd.
Hiten Pabari
Hiten Pabari
Manager Customer Service - Infiniti Retail Ltd.

Highly motivated professional with relevant experience of 18+ years in Customer Service, Call Centre Management, Client Management, Omni channel retail footprint, Systems/Processes & Service Support Industry across globe in various sectors – BPO, IT, Banking & Retail. Continue to lead & deliver measurable customer centric initiatives enabling growth, process efficiency, cost optimization & customer satisfaction.

Sandip S Kute
Sandip S Kute
HEAD – LEGAL & SECRETARIAL - VERO MODA Retail Pvt. Ltd.

A law graduate from Symbiosis Law College, Pune, and with a LLM degree from Pune University, Mr. Sandip Kute has practiced in the Pune District Court and Bombay High Court till 2007. His areas of practice were criminal, labour laws, property matters, IPR etc.

Has worked in MIRC Electronics Ltd. (Onida) and thereafter in PJL Clothing Pvt. Ltd. (Pepe Jeans, London). Currently working as Head – Legal & Secretarial since October 2010 with Bestseller Retail India Pvt. Ltd. (Jack & Jones, Vera Moda & Only)and handles the entire litigation and non litigation & secretarial matters for Bestseller India group companies.

Riddhi Malhotra
Riddhi Malhotra
A.M. Customer Care - ONLY Retail Pvt. Ltd.

Riddhi Malhotra handle customer care for Vero Moda, Only and Jack n Jonesfor Pan India. She is a talent management professional with 10+ years’ global experience of Organizational & Leadership Development aligned to strategic corporate goals across diverse industries and in over 40 countries. Over these years she partnered with senior leadership to enable greatest possible results through people. She has also led large scale change management initiatives across; training and mentoring initiatives, and providing value through enhanced organizational effectiveness.As an experienced, leadership and life coach Riddhi is process focused to help lead & deliver bottom line results, and achieve talent engagement. She brings passion, enthusiasm, and energy to her coaching interactions. Riddhi is truly passionate about enabling development in individuals, teams and the overall organization.

Zain Shaikh
Zain Shaikh
Team Leader- Marketing for Vero Moda - VERO MODA Retail Pvt. Ltd.

Zain Shaikh handles Offline Marketing for VERO MODA at BESTSELLER Retail India Pvt. Ltd.

Kalpesh Sharma
Kalpesh Sharma
Store Manager - Benetton India Pvt Ltd
Nikhil Ranjan
Nikhil Ranjan
Sr Manager(Operation) - Max Retail Division, Lifestyle International Pvt.Ltd.

Nikhil has done hotel management from IHM Goa and has been associated with Max at Landmark group for past 10 yrs having at various positions. Presently heading Brand business at Max corporate office along with Spotlight stores pan India. Prior to that hehad been associated with Devyani International Pvt Ltd master franchisee for Pizza Hut in India for almost 3 yes.

Anupam Kumar
Anupam Kumar
DGM - Max Retail Division, Lifestyle Internatonal Pvt.Ltd.

He is a retail professional with over 12 plus years of experience in Buying, Planning, Merchandising, and Ecommerce. Have worked across Genders and categories like Apparel – Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s, Footwear and Accesories. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit I have handled verticals right from Product to Sales with complete top and bottom line responsibility of these verticals.

Ekta Malhotra
Ekta Malhotra
Training Head- Business Assurance - Intertek India Pvt. Ltd.

Ekta Malhotra is currently working as Senior Manager- Training & Knowledge Solution with
UK based Certification Body Intertek at their Mumbai office since 2008. She has more than a decade of experience (12 Years) in the field of management systems, auditing and trainings.

She manages Training vertical of business assurance and Accreditation. Her current role also involves performing 3rd party certification, surveillance and re-certification audits in various multi-national companies against compliance requirements of various management systems (namely ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301 and ISO 200000-1 & SQP).

As a qualified tutor she has delivered number of public / in-house training programs (Lead
Auditor, Internal Auditor and awareness Courses) for ISO 9001, ISO 140001, OHSAS 180001, ISO 20000-1, EHS Law, SA 8000. She has successfully conducted trainings and performed audit assignments in India and overseas locations. She is also responsible for QMS sector specific areas in technical and operational level as Accreditation Manager, which involves accreditation, auditor qualification, certification authority reviews and client support. In training role, she is involved in new products development, market analysis and development of strategies for business growth.

She holds a Masters degree in Plant Sciences and Graduate diploma in EHS Law. She is a
certified lead auditor for QMS (ISO 9k), EMS (ISO 14k), OHSAS 18000, ISO 22301 & ITSM (ISO 20k). She is also assessment team member for P-CMM. She has rich experience of assessment of quality, safety and environmental management systems and other business excellence models like P-CMM and EFQM in all the sectors. She has worked with organizations like HCL Technologies with their Quality department.

Ekta has conducted 650 trainings (Lead Auditor, Internal Auditor) and 1050 audits (Second Party and Third Party) for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA 8000, ISO 20000 and other business excellence models (EFQM) in Intertek Germany, BASF, IDBI Bank, Syngen, Aditya Birla, Bilag Industries (Bayer Group), Raheja Constructions, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Gebbs Technologies, Geometric Limited, KPIT Cummins, Aptech, NIIT, Nucsoft, Arrk Solutions, Zydus and various other business sectors like banking, Education, Software, Textile, Ordinance factory.

Sanjay S Velankar
Sanjay S Velankar
Quality System Auditor & System Analyst - TUV India Pvt. Ltd

Has persuaded education in D.E.(Industrial Electronics), BE (Electronics-Hons.) and has Experience in Database Administration, System Administration, Development, Implementation & Maintenance, Infrastructure Practice Lead, Delivery head, Senior Manager databases,
With Educational background as Diploma in Industrial Electronics & Degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University and 23 years of working experience in the field of Information Technology in various segments like Software development Q.A. and Q.C. , Testing /Hardware/Networking/Web technologies/Training and software project management. Successfully completed
The IRCA UK Certified LA certification Course, in ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems.
The IRCA UK Certified LA certification Course, in ISO 27001:2005, Information Security Management Systems.
The IRCA UK Certified LA certification Course, in ISO 18001:2007, Occupational Health Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS)
HANBAN, Beijing , China Language Center Electronics Media Certified Certification for International Chinese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 , HSK-1

Kiran D Dhavale
Kiran D Dhavale
IMS Trainer & Auditor - TUV India Pvt. Ltd

He has a B.Tech. ( Metallurgical engg) from IIT Mumbai.

With a total work experience of more than 26 years he has been associated with the following organisations:

A] New Standard Engg. Co. : Production in Steel & Cast Iron Foundry – 2 years

B] Bharat Wire Rope Mfg.Co. : QA – Material Inspection, Laboratory , Third party inspection coordination , QMS implementation – 2 years

C} Voltas Ltd.: Air conditioning & Refrigeration Mfg, MEP Projects – QA, Production, Works Administration, Procurement, Strategic sourcing and Supply chain in Projects ,Business Excellence and Product Sales – 22 years

D] TuV India Pvt.Ltd. – Since Jan 2017 – Integrated Management Systems – Principal Trainer and Auditor

He Has successfully completed the following:

The IRCA UK Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management Systems.

The IRCA UK Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems.

The IRCA UK Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 18001:2007, Occupational Health Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS)

Senior Assessor – Business Excellence in Tata Group for Tata Business Excellence Model based on Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award , US , Criteria.

Certified Quality Analyst by TQMS

Abhijeet Ranadive
Abhijeet Ranadive
Head-Mumbai Region - TUV India Pvt. Ltd

With over 17.5 years of experience, he has been associated with Management Systems for most of his career. His exposure to Management System Training, Auditing and implementation covers domains like Engineering Design, Delivery of Third Party Certification Services, Supply and Distribution and Manufacturing.

He has worked in several senior positions and have hand-on experience in delivery of Certification Services, Training, System Implementation and Management, Network support service operations, Technical, Project and General Management. He has been previously associated with organisations like Bureau Veritas Certification, Jacobs Engineering, Reliance Petroleum and Crompton Greaves.

He is currently Head – Mumbai Region and Accreditation Manager at TUV India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

· The IRCA Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems.

· The IRCA Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 14001, Environmental Management Systems.

· The IRCA Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 18001, Occupational Health Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS)

· The IRCA Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 27001:2005, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

· The APMG recognised Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 20001-1, Information Technology Service Management (iTSMF)

· The IRCA Certified Lead Auditor certification Course, in ISO 50001, Energy Management Systems (EnMS)

Ruth Sequera
Ruth Sequera
Manager - Communications - Hidesign India Pvt Ltd

At 23, armed with a natural flair for being friendly and pragmatic, Ruth began working in operation at Hidesign with no prior retail experience. Making the most of a challenging phase in the West, she emerged as a young leader and ace fire-fighter. Her performance in Mumbai landed her in Hyderabad as the company’s youngest Regional Head, where once again she proved she was tougher than she looked. Ruth’s talent for writing was soon discovered and she co-authored the company’s first brand book. She now uses her years of front end experience to lead the training and visual merchandising to enhance the customer experience.

Sachin Kamat
Sachin Kamat
Customer and Employee Engagement - Enrich Salons and Academy

Starting as a customer ten years ago, then a consultant five years later, to joining the management board three years back, Sachin’s connection with Enrich Salons & Academy just got stronger along the way. Through this time he has seen the institution from outside in, a perspective that has helped immensely.  He has brought his understanding of consumer behavior, communication, and new age mediums to have a better quality of engagement with the customers, by articulating and nurturing the brand essence both outside and inside the company. At a time that it grew significantly in just a few years to its present presence of five cities, fifty eight salons, serving over a lakh of customers month on month.

After two decades of building brands in the advertising industry across a whole host of industries, Sachin decided to go independent and explore brand building by working as a white-labeled consultant from within organizations. The first few mandates were from consultancies in brand valuation, advertising and retail. In addition he also got back to his passion for teaching with a stint in the business school from where he graduated. Enrich Salons & Academy started as one such consulting assignment that just grew and grew.

In this age of Customer Experience, it is critical that Enrich focusses on initiating and managing a whole host of processes across all Customer touch points. Whether it is segmentation of customers, using analytics to identify better ways to fulfil their requirements, initiating conversations that help get Customer feedback, making inroads into digital space, harnessing new technology platforms for acquiring new or managing these, Sachin’s effort is to ensure that Enrich is ahead of the curve.

Miheer Khandeparkar
Miheer Khandeparkar
Manager - Operations - Enrich Salons and Academy

With over five years of experience in the customer engagement and experience space, Miheer has a solid background of customer service.

In his current role at Enrich, he is in charge of engaging with customers via offline and online media, and making customer experience better.

Suchitra Bhat
Suchitra Bhat
Assistant Manager- Legal - Levi Strauss & Co.

She is a corporate lawyer and trail advocate based in Bangalore, India. With her career that has spanned more than 12 years, She has acquired significant expertise in defending clients in the court of law and servicing sectors including the Information Technology and  Retail. She holds a master’s degree in business laws from National Law School of India University.

She is currently the Asst. Manager –Legal for Levi Strauss & Co., South Asia. Previously, she worked in Sonata Software in the legal and compliance function and Udwadia and Udeshi, Solicitors and Advocates as an trial advocate. Overall she has experience in litigation management and providing strategic legal advice to the businesses ensuing compliance with the prevalent laws, litigation management and drafting, vetting and negotiating of commercial contracts and real estate transactions.

Triyambak Patil
Triyambak Patil
Assistant Manager - Legal - Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd Landmark Group
Amit Bhargava
Amit Bhargava
Internal Controller - V-MART RETAIL LTD.
Sanjay Bakshi
Sanjay Bakshi
Founder - Saar Services

Mr. Sanjay Bakshi, the founder of JORSS – a Market intelligence, Solutions & Services hub, is a certified Consultant & Trainer for IRF Trusted Mark Certification Scheme for retailers. He is a renowned Consultant and among the key industry observers and analysts. Aided by his expertise for industry analysis, building knowledge banks and market intelligence, he is regular contributor to various industry works; Development of IRF Trusted Mark Certification Scheme being one of them.

Snehal Shah
Snehal Shah
Sr. V.P- OPERATIONS & MARKETING - V-MART RETAIL LTD.
25 years of overall experience, including 12 years of experience of retail industry...
Shailly Singh
Shailly Singh
Sr.Executive Microbiology department. - Haldiram snacks pvt.ltd.
Ms. Shailly Singh is a post graduate in Microbiology...
Satish Saini
Satish Saini
CFO and Head Commercial (Retail) - Liberty Shoes Ltd.
Over 23 years of documented record of decisive executive...
Kashif Hussain
Kashif Hussain
BDM - MD Retail India Pvt. Ltd.
Kashif Hussain has over 6 years of experience...
Karun Sharma
Karun Sharma
Managing Principal - Green & Positive
A Certified Success and Master Spirit Life Coach through ICF...
G.R.Srikkanth
G.R.Srikkanth
Vice President Legal - Spencer¹s Retail Limited
Started carrer in Law with Government of India...
Arvind Kumar Maurya
Arvind Kumar Maurya
Asst. QA Manager (Haldiram Innovation And Training Centre) - Haldiram Snacks Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Arvind Kumar Maurya holds the degree of M.Sc....
Anantha Prabhu
Anantha Prabhu
General Manager, Training Services, South Asia Region & Global Accreditation, IRCA - Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC)
Around 27 years of work experience in various fields...
Akib Ansari
Akib Ansari
Manager - Quality Assurance - Reliance Retail Ltd. (Footprint division)
A Gold medallist in B.Sc graduation in Footwear Technology...
Priti Gupta
Priti Gupta
trusted Executive - IRF Trusted Mark Certification
Laxman Bansode
Laxman Bansode
Regional HR - TCNS Clothing Co. Pvt.Ltd.
Shreesh Reddy
Shreesh Reddy
Head – Learning & Development - MD Retail India Pvt. Ltd.
Swapnil Desai
Swapnil Desai
Sr. Sales Executive - West Region - Intertek India Pvt. Ltd.
B. Chandrasekaran
B. Chandrasekaran
DGM - Marketing - Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd Landmark Group
Sonki Singla
Sonki Singla
Regional Manager - Groom India Salon & Spa Pvt. Ltd.
Ronit Roy
Ronit Roy
Executive Retail - Integrated Facilities Management department, JLL India

After completing BBA (IT) from Symbiosis Pune, Ronit worked as a professional intern with the Retail & Leisure Advisory division of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), an American professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate. He has been hired as an Executive Retail by the Integrated Facilities Management department of JLL Gurgaon office. Ronit also holds a degree (Sangeet Visharad from Rabindra Bharati University) in Tabla and has won many awards for excellence and appreciation in music, sports and extra curricular activities.