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Dr. Roopak Vasishtha – CEO cum Director General

Dr. Roopak Vasishtha is CEO cum Director General of Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC). He has a total experience of 28 years in leadership role in diverse fields of Apparel, Automobile and Healthcare industries. Prior to joining AMHSSC, he worked with Dr. Lal Path Labs, India's leading Diagnostic Chain as Vice President-HR and also headed their Education and Legal wings.

Earlier, he was associated with Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), the Apex body of the exporters of Apparels in India, like CII and FICCI. During his tenure with AEPC, in more than 30 locations across India and abroad, he headed the Human Resources Department at its Corporate Office in Gurgaon. During his stint, in addition to the HR functions, he spearheaded the establishment and growth of AEPC's education wing, Apparel Training and Design Center (ATDC) across 25 states. ATDC imparts training in Apparel Trade to more than 50000 students every year.

He started his career with Escorts Ltd. in its Yamaha Motorcycle Division. Here, he was instrumental in building a strong workforce of 3000 nos., including best of Engineers and Technical Heads and training them in the Japanese style of working.

He is a Post Graduate in Business Administration & Human Resources Development and Ph.D in Human Resources.

As a part of his hobby, he is an approved Announcer with the All India Radio and has given background voice in many films of National Geographic Channel and Films Division of India. He has also read news on television. He writes articles for Hindustan Times Newspaper and for various magazines on Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

Ms. Smritee Dwivedi, Director - Operations

Ms. Smritee Dwivedi is Director – Operations, Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC).

Has rich experience of 20 years, in varied capacities across Industry Chamber, Corporate Training, Biotech Advisory, Education and Pharmaceutical Sectors. Has strong leadership skills along with skills for Liaison and Coordination with Government & PSU's, Embassies in India and Africa and International Organizations, Corporate Affairs, Policy Advocacy, Public Affairs, Project Management, Project Implementation, Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Brand Building, Crisis Management, Training, Product Launches, Promotional Campaigns, Media Management, Event Management, Corporate and Government Communications , Writing and Editing. She is the writer and editor of four volumes on Chemical Industrial Disaster Management which are valued in chemical industry and by disaster management authorities. As a leader of a USDAID funded project, has travelled to South Africa.

Has the distinction of being First Class First in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and being a distinction holder throughout her educational life.

Being an avid book reader and writer, adds to her passion for writing on any subject.

Ashish Srivastava, Additional Director - Operations

Ashish Srivastava is working as Additional Director - Operations with Apparel Made-ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC). He has a rich experience of 12 years in the field of Sales and Operations in Banking & Financial services and Education Sector. He has been instrumental in setting up and streamlining the processes related to Sales and Marketing. Currently, he is looking after the Operations domain concerned with affiliations to Training Partners and Assessment bodies in Apparel, Made-Ups and Home Furnishing Industry. Prior to joining AMHSSC, he was taking care of Business Development and Operations for Vocational Education and Training of CL Educate Ltd.

He is a Commerce graduate and Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Interests – Loves to travel different places and keeping pets….

Ms. NidhiTrehan, Additional Director - Quality & Standards

NidhiTrehan is working as Additional Director - Quality & Standards with Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC). She has a rich and varied experience of 14 years in Apparel and Home Furnishing Industryin its exports and retail division and also in the Education Sector. She has taught in Apparel Training and Design Centre, National Institute of Fashion Technology and Institute of Marketing & Management. She is a Graduate inHome Science from Delhi University and MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Apart from this, she is also trained in Textiles and Garments Exports from National Institute of Fashion Technology.

Her diverse andstrong experience has been instrumental in understanding and designing industry oriented curriculum for various job roles. Her domain in AMHSSC is identifying the skill gaps,conceptualizing, designing courses and curriculum,setting the standards, managing, putting in place an assessment and certification mechanisms of vocational and other training certification programs to create robust and vibrant eco-system for quality education & skill development in Apparel and Home Furnishing space in the industry.

Her hobbies are painting, reading and listening to music.

Er. Arpit Kumar, Joint Director - IT

Er. Arpit Kumar is working as Joint Director - IT, in Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council. He is enriched with ground level experience of more than 10 years in different dimensions of IT industry.

In his words, IT continues to revolutionize the quality of life and modernize economy of the world. The advanced computing facilities have been made possible by the shear hard work and intelligence of top scientists, researchers and computer architects around the world. Moreover, one should not forget the contributions of academicians, teaching undergraduates and postgraduates to enable them become world leaders in computer sciences.

After working in IT industry for one year, he stepped into academics and research as he was not interested in doing routine software job. He taught mostly subjects like internetworking with TCP/IP, and Digital Data Communications. After teaching, he could not resist himself to go for higher studies, and completed his M.Tech. (IT) with distinction, and PG in Cyber Laws. He is also honored to work as Treasurer for Computer Society of India, Gurgaon Chapter. He is an active member of IEEE and CSI, fulfilling different roles in the field of Cyber Informatics.

He has also published more than 8 Research Papers in National & International journals and presented more than 12 Research Papers in National & International Conferences.

On the social front, he is an active participant in designing bridges to connect different cultural communities to come together to work for betterment of human civilization.

Further, on artistic front he is a painter of human emotions through words. He has always followed the statement “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic”.

Mr. Atul Madan, Additional Director - Operations & Trainings

Mr. Atul Madan is Additional Director - Operations & Trainings at Apparel Made- Ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC). He has a total experience of 14 years. Prior to joining AMHSSC, he had worked with BGR Energy Systems Ltd and Petronet LNG Ltd. He joined AMHSSC in August 2014.

He has a strong background in Business Administration and Human Resource Management along with rich relevant experience in managing plethora of HR activities. Apart from this, he is trained SAP HR Professional.

His experience has helped him develop strong interpersonal and written communication skills, which in turn enabled him to relate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. His analytical and organizational ability, taught him to work with a team as well as manage to achieve group goals, deliver under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.

Mr. Deepak Awasthi, Joint Director - Finance

Mr. Deepak Awasthi, working as Joint Director (Finance), in Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council. He has a total experience of 14 years in Finance & Accounts in different sectors like Infrastructure, Aviation & Restaurants.

Before joining AMHSSC, he worked with Aero Trek India Inc., New Delhi, dealing in Aviation and Restaurant business as a Senior Accountant and looked after financial matters like budgeting, taxation, internal audit, preparation of Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheets, etc.

Earlier, he was associated with AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, New Delhi, leading Aviation Sector Company from Ukraine as an Accounts Officer. He handled all the finance and accounts of the Delhi branch office single handedly.

Prior to that, he worked with P.D. Agrawal Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Indore in its Construction Work Division as Accountant. He started his career with Sablok Enterprises, Sagar (M.P.) as Assistant Accountant and worked there for almost 5 years.

He is a Post Graduate in Commerce (Financial Accounting) and pursuing Master of Business Administration-Finance & Accounts from Annamalai University.

He loves to participate in the sports like cricket, football, badminton, etc. and likes to watch sports events.

Ms. Sandhya Makkar, Joint Director - Business Development & CSR

An Epoch-er and Enthusiast worked with many export houses, buying houses & retail houses. A Diploma holder in Fashion Designing from International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT). Done Advance Marketing & Merchandising from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). A Post Graduate in Human Resource from All India Institute of Management Association (AIIMA)

Nitid APPAREL EXPERIENCE in ladies wear with bits of experience in Men's and kids wear.

Ingressed in areas of Sourcing, Production Planning/Control/Execution, Product development, Merchandising, Category Management, Buying.

Credentials: look for perfection, Vendor management, Negotiation, Team set-up, Client - relationship, Business development, on- mark delivery, Quality & Order Execution, Expertise in working with multicultural/international people, Training/Recruitment/Administration, Back-end Operations & supply chain control. Privileged with 18 years of versatile experience makes me Paragon for any Organization.

Interests: Cultural and Social Activities, Upgrading knowledge, spending time with Family.

Currently joined Apparel made ups home furnishings sector skill council working here as Joint Director - Business Development & CSR, engaged in the alignment with various state governments & other central schemes.

T. Kavitha, Deputy Director, Operations

"Apparel Made Ups & Home Furnishings Sector Skill Council."

I have more than 8 Yrs of experience in the field of marketing and Product Development.

Before Joining AMHSSC, I was associated with Texbond Nonwovens (Manufacturer and Exporter of PP Spun bond nonwoven fabrics and Made Ups) as Senior sales coordinator where I handled client relationship, business development, production planning and execution for on time deliveries for both domestic and international buyers.

Prior to this I worked as consultant with Dakshin Chitra (a Heritage Museum which has more than 1000 collections in antique south India Textiles) where I was involved in Research and Conservation of hand woven antique Textiles of South India.

I started my career with Coats India (MNC dealing with sewing accessories like threads, zips and interlining - head quartered in the UK) as Technical services Advisor where I had the opportunity to Independently handle the Merchant, Purchase and quality team of Garment Manufacturer/ Buyer/Retailers in Chennai region, gave technical training for sales team and conducted shop floor studies to increase productivity.

I am engineering graduate in textile from A.C. College of Technology, Guindy Campus, Anna University, Chennai.

Enjoy reading ,travelling and cooking.

C S Sridhar, Deputy Director – Operations

B.Sc,(Physics) from PSG College, Coimbatore, Certificate course in Knitwear Technology from AEPC-SITRA Knitwear Service Centre, Tirupur

Worked with Apparel Export Promotion Council as Console Operator and PRO

Worked with Apparel Training And Design Centre as Senior Administrative Officer

Worked with KEAS Control Systems India Pvt Ltd as Assistant General Manager-Administration

Worked with Systel Energy Solutions India Pvt Ltd as General Manager-Operations

Ms. Kirti Jain, Deputy Director - Operations

Ms. Kirti Jain is Deputy Director - Operations of Apparel, Made-ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council. She has 5 years of professional experience in the field of Marketing, Business Development & Operations. She also worked as HR Executive prior to joining AMH SSC.

Kirti has a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing and HR.

In her leisure time she loves to acquaint herself with new skills & knowledge, passionate for travelling different places, exploring nature's beauty and to experience different cultures.

Contact Us

  • Apparel Made - Ups & Home Furnishing
  • Sector Skill Council
  • Indian Buildings Congress, 1st Floor,
  • Sector-6, R K Puram
  • Kama Koti Marg, New Delhi-110 022