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Manish Bharati

Manish Bharati

Vice President LF FASHION

Li and Fung (India) Pvt Ltd

Vice President LF FASHION at Li and Fung (India) Pvt Ltd


Li and Fung (India) Pvt Ltd

Vice President LF FASHION

Country Head for " Trading as Principal " Business.

Clients - Pan European Brands , International Retailers , High Street Retailers, Indian Retailers and Private Brands

Achievments :
1. In 2011 company decided to restructure the Trading business into " agency" and " Principal " .Since than in last 2 years have succesfully led the transition from "customer centric" teams to " Product centric teams ".

2. Major Categoreis managed - Wovens , Jersey , Leather Apparel , Footwear , Acessories , Lingerie.

3. During this period have successfully driven LF Fashion services towards Indian Retailers . Key customers built over last 2 years include Reliance trends , Arvind Brands , Wills Lifestyle , Zovi , Bharti Walmart, Madura Fashion and Lifestyle , Shoppers's Stop etc.

4. Have been also succesfull in improving the margins of business across different Product groups.

5. Have built a strong foundation of Design and Product devlopment as Key driver for business growth.

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Career medium 04

Li and Fung (India) Pvt Ltd

Vice President -European Apparel Sourcing

Country / Sourcing head for European business

Clients - Pan European Brands and Retailers , High Street Retailers


1. Joined company in 2004 with a mandate to build a strong team and office catering to European Retailers.

2. Manage to build a strong Pan India sourcing network and local / regional team across key locations in India .

3. Sourcing Volume in 2010 December crossed in excess of 80 million usd.

4. Managed during this period diverse customer portfolio of Europe , from counteries of - UK , France , Holland , Germany , Spain , Italy .

5. In 2009 also successfully managed the bankruptcy related maters arising out of the insolvency of Kasdardt Quelle .

6. During the 7 years in this role the sourcing volume increased almost from a small base of 10 million usd to 80 million usd.


Busana Apparel Group , Jakarta , Indonesia

Vice President- Operations

Head Manufacturing company- P. T . Citra Abadi Sejati

Clients - Large American Brands and Retailers

Achievements :

1. Manage to build the strong foundation of Manufacturing practises covering 5 factories and close to 4000 workers in this location.

2. Manufacturing covered - Outerwear , Jackets , Washed Pants , Denims across Key clients - Liz Claiborne , Ann Taylor , M&S , Nike , Levis etc.

3. Succesfully Trained local Indonesian Team and also introduced them to Industrial Engineering concepts for managing Plants .

4. Embarked on a huge outsourcing work to Key Korean and Indonesian suppliers to support the inhouse Production .

5. Sucessfully managed cost / productivity to maintain a healthy P & L.

6. Total Exports in 2003 out of the location was in excess of 50 million usd .

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Career medium 01

Kurt Salmon ( Technopak Advisors )

Sr. Consultant

Management Consulting - Apparel Projects

Achievements :

1. Sucessfully managed 2 Apparel start up Projects from the stage of Comissioning of Plant to commercial Production.

2. Plant start up covered Ladies Blouses and Jackets .


Marzotto S.p.A.

Manager- Technology Transfer

Givo India was Joint venture of Marzotto S.p.A
Marzotto is one of the biggest names in fashion and textile industry in Europe retailing brands like Hugo Boss, Marlboro Classics.

Project Management - Men's suits, involving 3 months in Plant Training at Marzotto Manufacturing facility in Italy

Achievements :

1. Led the team of Indian Technician and Manager's for Training at Marzotto facility in Italy.

2. The team returned after a training of 3 months to comission the Project and start the commercial Production of Men's Jacket , Suits and Trouser's for Export and Indian Market under the name of GIVO.

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Career medium 01

Stencil Apparel Brands Ltd

Management Trainee /Assistant Manager

Project / Manufacturing

Client- Exports , Company's Private Brands

Achievements :

1. First Job out of the campus , joined company as part of Project team that succesfully Managed the implementation of Projects related to Shirts and Trouser .

2. Successfully built the team of Indian Technican and floor managers for managing day to day Plant operations and Production as per Productivity norms


Stanford University

Leadership programme by LF

Asian Institute of Management

MM, Master in Management

National Institute of Fashion Technology

GMT, Master in Fashion Technology

National Institue of Technology , Bhopal

BE, Mechanical Engineering