The Future of Denim Branding - the Judging Panel left to right: Adriano Goldschmied / Amy Leverton / Aroon Hirdaramani
/ Bob Rijnders / Donna Ida Thornton / Jonathan Cheung / Kristina Szasz / Matt Abbott / Sven Signe Den Hartogh / Nathalie Van Moeseke /
Aroon Hirdaramani, Director Hirdaramani Group
Headquartered in Sri Lanka, the Hirdaramani Group
is one of the country's largest conglomerates with interests in apparel manufacturing, hotels managed by the Hilton and Taj Group
, renewable energy, IT, retail and finance.
The Group has a global reach, with over 40,000 employees across 6 countries and garments being sold to the world's leading brands and retailers including Marks & Spencer
, Tommy Hilfiger
, Calvin Klein
The Group's production facilities across Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Vietnam utilize lean manufacturing and produce approximately 12 million garments each month.
Aroon Hirdaramani has served as a Director of the Hirdaramani Group since 2003.
Aroon earned a bachelor's degree in Business Economics from Brown University in 2001.
After graduation, he worked as an analyst in investment banking at Credit Suisse in New York.
Over the past 10 years he
has helped to grow the Group's turnover exponentially and make it a model for operational excellence and environmental sustainability.