Rakesh Kumar,
Vice President – PDQAT, Aditya Birla Fashion And Retail Limited

Rakesh Kumar is currently working as Vice President at ABFRL and heading Quality Assurance, Factory Compliance & Customer Complaint Management function. He comes with 24 years of experience in apparel & retail industry and has worked with leading Indian apparel manufacturing company & American retail organisation like JCPenney, Sears & Kmart.

Academically he is a Graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi & he has completed his Post Graduate in Senior Leadership from XLRi Jamshedpur. He holds Six Sigma Green Belt from Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore & has been certified Business Excellence assessor for the group.

His digital transformation initiative created high impact in functional excellence with development of an application that helped real time access of QPI & MIS across over 660 suppliers in India, China, Bangladesh, SriLanka.

In his recent achievement, he received ABFRL-MFL Awards for eliminating 625 tons of plastic from product packaging & trims in MFL finished goods sourcing supply chain.

He believes training plays vital role in people development and works as key driver for success and hence his regular training has upskilled over 300 people and added value and growth in their career.