CHENNAI: Dr. A. Sakthivel has been unanimously elected as the Vice Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) for the period 2018-19. Dr. A. Sakthivel has previously been the Chairman of AEPC for three tenures in the year 1998, 2004 & 2012 and has also been a member of Executive Committee of AEPC for the last 35 years. During his earlier tenures, he had steered projects like the Knitwear Technology Mission, the Sector Skill Council for Apparel, a national Social Compliance Project for apparel sector and several other initiatives for holistic development of the sector.
Dr. Sakthivel has also served as the President of Federation of Indian Exports Organisations (FIEO) and currently holds the position of FIEO Chairman for Southern Region. He is the first Chairman of Sector Skill Council for Apparel, Made-ups & Handlooms (SSCAMH) which has the mandate to develop skills repository standards, evaluation criterion, accreditation system for creating employability in the apparel sector.