Elections Of The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Board For The Term 2023-2025: Mr. K. V. Srinivasan (India) Elected President

ZÜRICH, Switzerland — November 14, 2023 — On November 5th, 2023, during the Annual Conference 2023 of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) in Keqiao, China, the Committee of Management of the Federation elected the members of the Board for the period 2023-2025.

Mr. K.V. Srinivasan (India) was unanimously elected as the new ITMF President

Mr. K.V. Srinivasan (India) was unanimously elected as the new President of the Federation (see attached CV).

Mr. Juan Parès (Spain) was re-elected and Mr. Mustafa Denizer (Türkiye) elected as Vice Presidents of the Federation.

Mr. Ernesto Maurer (Switzerland) was elected as Honorary Treasurer.

The following persons were re-elected to the Non-executive Board:

  • Mr. Uday Gill (Thailand)
  • Mr. Salman Ispahani (Bangladesh)
  • Mr. Tae Jin Kang (Korea)
  • Mr. Mohammad Kassem (Egypt)
  • Ms. Suchita Jain Oswal (India)
  • Mrs. Michelle Tjokrosaputro (Indonesia)
  • Mr. Yingxin Xu (China)

The following persons were elected as new Non-executive Board Members:

  • Mr. Stefan Hutter (Singapore)
  • Mr. Anees Khawaja (Pakistan)
  • Mr. Than Duc Viet (Vietnam)
  • Ms. Yan Yan (China)

Mr. Rafael Cervone (Brazil), Mr. John Cheh (Hong -Kong, China), Mr. Muharrem Kayhan (Türkiye), and Mr. Loek de Vries (Netherlands) were co-opted to the Board.

Mr. Ruizhe Sun (China) was appointed Honorary Life Member of the Federation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Federation as Vice President (2016-2020) and as President (2020-2023).

The President:

Mr. K.V. Srinivasan (India)


1983: Completed B.Tech. in Textile Technology at PSG College of Technology
1984: Obtained M.Sc in Textile Technology from the University of Manchester
1986: Obtained a Ph.D from the University of Manchester for research work in warp spinning technology


1984: William Jones Scholarship
1985: University of Manchester Overseas Research Student Award 1986: Textile Institute Scholarship

Professional Career

  • On completion of Ph.D worked on a joint research project between Mezdan, Platts Saco Lowell and University of Manchester on evaluation of splicing of spun yarns
  • Managing Director of Premier Mills Pvt Ltd and Premier Fine Linens Pvt Ltd
  • Member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation from 2000 to 2003
  • Chairman of the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), Coimbatore, from 2007 to 2009
  • Chairman of the South India Textile Research Association, Coimbatore, from 2016 to 2019
  • Chairman of The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mumbai, (TEXPROCIL) from 2018 to 2020
  • Vice President of ITMF from 2018

Posted: November 14, 2023

Source: International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)