Nikhil Hirdaramani, Director, Hirdaramani Industries
Nikhil Hirdaramani is a Director of the Hirdaramani Group.
The group's headquarters are in Sri Lanka and its main business interest is the manufacture of apparel in its 28 facilities spread across Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Vietnam.
The group has in recent years diversified into other sectors such as Hospitality
, Sustainable Power
has been in the business for over 15 years and has been involved in marketing and supply chain, developing and managing relationships with many customers and suppliers from markets including Europe, USA, India and Japan.
In recent years Nikhil has taken a leading role in the group's sustainability initiative, which has become a key aspect of the overall group's strategy.
Mihila, one of its newer facilities in Sri Lanka is the first ever carbon neutral facility in Asia.
Many of the other facilities are LEED Certified and it is the aim of the board to have the entire group carbon neutral by 2020.
Nikhil is a strong advocate in sustainability specifically from the angle of the supplier.
He has been the chairperson at the Sri Lanka Sustainability Forum, which is part of the annual Sri Lanka Design Festival, bringing together stakeholders from across the supply chain to discuss current issues.
With Sri Lanka already a benchmark for sustainable apparel manufacturing, Nikhil
promotes this as a speaker at various international and trade promotional events.
Nikhil has previously served as a director on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka and currently serves on the Sri Lanka advisory committee for the British Asian Trust in the UK.