Arun is an Electrical Engineer and M.B.A with 30 years of Industry and 8 years of Consulting experience.

Arun started his career in 1972 with a leading industrial house, DCM Ltd . as a senior management trainee. He spent 22 years in handling the materials management/supply chain, marketing and administration functions for very large textile companies, first in India for 14 years and then 8 years with the Kewalram Chanrai Group at Nigeria. Procurement-Delivery-Service, leading to manufacturing excellence was his primary focus area. Working with own teams and in environments having large work force, expertise in man-management was always an important part of the work milieu.

Before rejoining the industry in 1998, he managed his own Consulting set-up for three years, with a focus on international marketing and project planning.

For the next 8 years he worked in different reputed textile companies as Head of Operations/C.E.O handling the entire value-chain, with the responsibility of unit(s) profitability. The challenge in Vardhman Textiles was to stabilize the operations of two new Fabric manufacturing units, implementation of modern systems (modern MIS, ERP, Social Audit etc.) and to lead a team of 500 operatives and 100 managers to achieve a leadership position for the ‘fabric business’ first in India and then as a preferred business partner to the top brands globally. The focus with Arvind Overseas, Mauritius as their C.E.O was to establish the group as an end-to-end manufacturer of top quality garments and manage the overall environment, vis-à-vis. Government and trade union relations. A short stint with Mafatlals was aimed at reconstructing the fortunes of an ailing but once powerful industrial house and to prepare a roadmap for going forward.

Arun has been again involved with Consulting since June 2006. He had been heading the ‘executive search business’ for Target Consultancy, engaged in textile search and placements for the top and middle management positions on a pan India basis. The differentiators have been his expert domain knowledge and the trust he enjoys with the company owners, employers, and managers.

Off late he has been working as a mentor/advisor, as a part of the brain trust with organizations and industry associations. He is a member of the executive committee of the Textile Association India-PHC Unit and Chairman of the Publications. He is an active blogger, writing on lifestyle, career and social issues.

He has been an avid reader with eclectic tastes. Besides interesting fiction, contemporary writings on management and socio-economic-political issues always occupy his time-mind space, providing a very wide perspective regarding work aspects, society and life. He has a deep and abiding interest in Education and has always acted as a formal and informal guide to the young managers and a councilor to the students, seeking directions for future.

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Industry Experience:


Afprint Nigeria PLC :

Kewalram Chanrai Group

Vardhman Textiles

Arvind Overseas, Mauritius

Mafatlal Group

Consulting Experience:

Azure International

Target Consultancy


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