The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has recently announced the appointment of new office bearers for its National Expert Committee on Textiles. The committee, which aims to facilitate stakeholder consultations, work on sector-specific projects such as MSME and skill building, and provide a platform for members to interact with industry partners, governments, and global leaders, will be led by Sanjay Kr. Jain as the Chairman of the committee, while Ajay Sardana and ManMohan Singh will serve as Co-Chairmen for North and West regions, respectively.
Sanjay Kr. Jain, the Managing Director of TT Limited, has been reappointed as the Chairman of the committee. Jain has over a decade of experience in policy matters at both Central and state levels and has held leadership positions in various nationally recognised textile bodies. Under his guidance, the committee will continue to focus on promoting the growth of the Indian textile industry, which plays a significant role in the country’s economy.
Ajay Sardana, the President & Head Strategy & Business Development-Polyester at Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has been appointed as the Co-Chairman (North) of the committee. With his expertise and leadership, Sardana is expected to bring significant value to the role. Sardana is recognised as one of the Most Influential Sustainability Leaders of India in 2018 and the recipient of the India Sustainable Leadership Award in 2017.
ManMohan Singh, the Chief Marketing Officer of Grasim Industries Limited, has been elected as the Co-Chairman (West) of the committee. With 35 years of experience in the textile industry, Singh has successfully led numerous textile projects and market growth strategies across various sectors, including cotton, wool, linen, MMCF, woven, knitted apparel, and home textiles space. Singh’s expertise will help the committee to focus on promoting the growth of the Indian textile industry in the western region of the country.
The committee’s theme for the next two years is set as “India 2047”, which reflects the goal of achieving sustainable growth and development in the Indian textile industry. The committee will work closely with the government to organise investment summits, promote activities on both national and international levels, and foster stakeholder consultations.
The Indian textile industry has played a crucial role in the country’s economic growth, contributing significantly to employment, exports, and GDP. However, the industry faces challenges in terms of skill development, infrastructure, and technological advancements. The ICC National Expert Committee on Textiles aims to address these challenges and work towards promoting the growth of the Indian textile industry.
The committee’s new office bearers bring extensive experience and expertise to the table and are expected to drive the industry towards sustainable growth and development. Their leadership, combined with the committee’s focus on stakeholder consultations, sector-specific projects, and international engagement, is likely to have a positive impact on the Indian textile industry.
The announcement of the new office bearers has been welcomed by the industry, with many expressing confidence that the committee will be able to address the challenges facing the industry and promote sustainable growth. The Indian textile industry is poised for significant growth in the coming years, and the ICC National Expert Committee on Textiles is well-positioned to play a crucial role in this growth story.