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FIEO unanimously elects Dr. A. Sakthivel as its new President

28 May 2021: Dr. A. Sakthivel has been unanimously elected as the new President of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). As Founder of Poppys Group of Companies of Tirupur, Dr. Sakthivel is currently the Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council. A visionary Trade and Industry leader with an experience of well over three and half decades.

A staunch votary of exporters issues, Dr. Sakthivel has served FIEO, AEPC, TEA as its top functionary and played a vital role to help the growth of exports sector in India, especially for MSMEs and his service has been well recognized both across the country and internationally. As the Founder President of Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA), his immense contribution to the growth of Tirupur exports has been outstanding growing from a mere Rs.15 Crore to well over Rs.26,000 crores. He has played a key role in bringing Tirupur on the global map by getting it recognized as an association for cluster development.

Dr. A Sakthivel as a young ambitious entrepreneur in 1973 through his sheer hard work, dedication and innovative trade practices not only nurtured his Poppys Group of Companies to be one of the leading knitwear exporters of India but also was a prime mover of so many visionary projects executed in Tirupur including Tirupur Export Knitwear Industrial Complex (TEKIC), Inland Container Depot (ICD), TEA Public School, New Tirupur Area Development Corporation Ltd. (NTADCL), NIFT – TEA Fashion Knitwear Institute, India Knit Fair Association (IKFA) and Netaji Apparel Park (NAP).

In his earlier stints, Dr Sakthivel has also served as the President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Coimbatore; First Chairman, Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC); Chairman, India Knit Fair Association (IKFA); Chairman, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Tamilnadu; Chairman, IACC – Government Affairs Committee and Chairman, Kongu Global Forum. During his tenure as the top functionary of different Industry and Trade organizations across the country, Dr Sakthivel was instrumental organizing key Delegations, Investors’ Meet in various countries besides promoting ease of doing business across borders through better flight connectivity etc.

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