Padma Shri Dr A Sakthivel has taken over as the new Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council, India. AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/ international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments.
Assuming the office of Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Dr Sakthivel, shared the concern that for the past three years the industry has been struggling to survive and the growth of apparel exports has been stagnant. However, he assured the Members of the Council that he will work with full commitment and dedication to bring forth positive growth in apparel exports.
He promised that he will put efforts to find new and potential markets for India’s garment exports. He further assured that he will convince the senior officials of the Central Government to get the required incentives and benefits thereby reviving growth of the sector and overall exports.
Government of India recognised his unparalleled service to export sector specifically to apparel Sector and knitting industry, creation of infrastructure such as industrial parks, ICDs and his contribution to the society with regard to education, drinking water, sanitation and drainage etc., by honouring him with “PADMA SHRI” in 2009.