TAI elects new office bearers

New Office Bearers are elected for the term 2017-2019 of Textile Association of India, Central Office in the elections held on February 1, 2018 in the Governing Council meeting held at Nagpur.

New Office Bearers are elected for the term 2017-2019 of Textile Association of India, Central Office in the elections held on February 1, 2018 in the Governing Council meeting held at Nagpur.


TK Sengupta is B.Tex, Engg. and MBA having 46 years rich experience in textiles and manmade fibre industries in the field of marketing, sales, business and strategic planning, export marketing, resource planning, MIS, consultancy and higher management. He has worked with well-reputed companies like Reliance Industries. Garware Nylon, Indorama Synthetics Moder Petrofiles Modipon, Fiberglass Pilkington. He was associated with Burlington Glass Fabrics Co (Burlington Industries), USA and Vardhman Spinning & General Mills. Sengupta worked with YardiPrabhu Consultants & Valuers Pvt Ltd. Presently, he is associated with Fibre2Fashion Pvt Ltd, and with DFU Publications, as Advisor.

Vice President

RK Vij is B.Tex (Textiles), MBA and Post Graduate Diploma in Management has an experience of over 44 years in successfully managing business of textiles and fibres. He is Advisor – Polyester at Indorama Synthetics (India) Limited. The history of Indo Rama Synthetics (India) Limited dates back to 1995, when it first forayed into the business of polyesters.


Dr Hemant Sonare is B. Tex, Ph.D., MBA. Diploma in Fashion Designing in 1994 and International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Dr Sonare is a leading educationist, a reputed textile-garment technologist, agriculturist, an eminent speaker and a well-known social scientist. He is dedicated resourceful, goal driven professional with outstanding contribution in the field of education, textile, clothing and agriculture industry. He is ambitious, versatile, self-driven, highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated professional with 23 years significant experience in the field of education/garment/fashion/textile.

Vice Chairman

Dr NN Mahapatra was awarded with C. Col FSDC (UK) and C. Text FTI (Manchester), F.T.A., F.I.C., F.I.E., F.I.I.C.E. He has implemented many new technologies which has given benefits to the Textile Industries. He is a Senior Member of American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists and The Fibre Society, (USA). He is associated and member with reputed associations in 2008, his name is included in American Biographical Institute for professional recognition and peer communication and Asia Pacific Who’s Who. He is a visiting Professor in Wuhan Textile University, China, Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai and all NIFT colleges.

Hon. General Secretary

KL Vidurashwatha is M.Tech, FIE, FTA, & Chartered Engineer, He has 48 years of experience in various capacities of plant management, project management and marketing management in the field of man-made fibre (MMF) in India as well as in Southeast Asia. Trained in MMF plants in USA, Europe, Japan and Korea, etc., he has served reputed companies like Century Enka, Modipon, Nirlon, Texmaco Jaya Group, Himson Group, Rossari Biotech, etc. Presently, he is a Technical Director, Clinch Silicones and a principal consultant with Gherzi Consulting Engineers. He is a Research Advisory Committee member of: SASMIRA & BTRA, Member of Indian Fibre Society, Invitee speaker in many Conferences in India and aboard.

Other office bearers include K Krishnamurthy and Awadesh Sharma as Hon. Joint General Secretary, and Virendra Jariwala as Hon. Treasurer.

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