Former Director of Bureau of Indian Standards. Post Graduate in Plant Pathology and Mycology from Tamilnadu
Agricultural University. Worked with BIS for 30 years, former Secretary of ISO Standards Formulation Technical
Committee ISO/TC 34/SC 7 & National Committee FAD 9. He has published 37 papers nationally and
internationally, completed over 500 System audits and is a lead tutor for many training programmes on HACCP/
Food Safety/BRC. He is a lead tutor for IRCA, UK approved Food Safety Management System (ISO 22000) Lead
Auditor programmes and has conducted around 150 such LA programmes. He is a IRCA UK Accredited FSMS
Lead Auditor, HABC approved tutor and is trained by British Retail Consortium, UK. Mr. Govindan is a life member
of Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi, National Institution for Quality and Reliability and
Institute of Standards Engineers. He is the managing trustee of our organization (IICT) and is the guiding force
in all the activities of IICT.
An Agricultural Engineer from the Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, he had had served in the Bureau
of Indian Standards for 35 years in various capacities in the areas of Standards Formulation, Certification and
Laboratory testing. He retired as Deputy Director General (Certification) in charge of product certification
responsible for overseeing the certification activities of the whole country. He is a lead auditor for ISO 9001, 14001
and IS 18001. He has also successfully completed the Lead Assessor Programme for ISO 22000:2018.
Former Director of Bureau of Indian Standards. Master of Science (Chemistry) & Education (Regional College of
Education, Mysore-NCERT). Worked with Bureau of Indian Standards for 28 years mainly in the field of certification
of food products, chemicals, including Packaged Drinking Water. He is an IRCA, UK Trained Lead Auditor for
ISO 9001:2015 (QMS), ISO 14001:2004 (EMS) and trained auditor of HACCP and ISO 22000:2018. He is also an
HABC approved tutor.
Dr K Sasidharan
27 years of executive experience in Federal Bank of which 5 years as Senior Manager, Training in the Staff Training
College of the Bank. He carries with him over 15 years of teaching experience as Professor, TKM Institute of
Management, Kollam, Principal, SNGIST, North Parur and Principal, Bhavan’s Royal Institute of Management, Kochi.
He is the visiting professor in the Department Commerce, University of Kerala and had been visiting professor in
many of the business schools within Kerala and outside. Dr. Sasidharan is a life member of the Indian Society for
Training and Development, New Delhi and had conducted over 200 training programmes for corporate executives
and bank staff. He is also the Executive Panel Member of McKinsey. Dr. K. Sasidharan had done a project in MDI,
Gurgaon on CSR sponsored by UNDP and AICTE during the year 2003-2004 and had published the report in the
book titled “Corporate Social Responsibility- Concept and Cases Indian Experience released by Excel Books,
New Delhi (2005).