• Master of Science (M.S.) in Quality Management from BITS Pilani
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) (Mechanical) from Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Certificate courses from CCE (IISc, Bangalore) on Software Quality standards & Quality Assurance
  • Certificate courses from CCE (IISc, Bangalore) on Project Management
  • Certificate courses from CCE (IISc, Bangalore) on Principles of Management

He has about 24 years of working experience with

  • Nine years in Industry and
  • Fifteen years in National Accreditation Body

He has an extensive knowledge in Quality management standards and is Six Sigma black belt from Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore. He has actively worked in development of standards and is a member of committees for:

  • International Standards Organization ISO WG 44 for revision of ISO/ IEC 17025
  • Management and System Division (MSD), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
  • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)
  • National Stock Exchange (NSC) Gold Standard

He is a renowned faculty in India for:

  • ISO/IEC 17011 (Conformity assessment — Requirements for Accreditation Bodies accrediting Conformity Assessment Bodies)
  • ISO/IEC 17025 (General requirements for the competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories)
  • ISO/IEC 17043 (Conformity assessment — General requirements for Proficiency Testing)
  • ISO 17034 (General requirements for the competence of Reference Material Producers)

He is a trained Lead Assessor for

  • ISO/IEC 17025 (General requirements for the competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories)
  • ISO/IEC 17043 (Conformity assessment — General requirements for Proficiency Testing)
  • ISO/IEC 17034 (General requirements for the competence of Reference Material Producers)
  • and has conducted NABL audits in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

He is also an Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) Evaluator and has participated in evaluation of Accreditation Bodies in other economies.
He is well recognized in Asia Pacific region as

  • Secretary – APAC Proficiency Testing (PT) Committee
  • Member – APAC Technical Committee

At NABL, he heads committees as below:

  • Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP)
  • Reference Material Producers (RMP)
  • Training Committee
  • Corrective and Preventive Action Improvement Committee (CPAIC)

He has the initiated the concept of

  • Laboratory Conclave and
  • PTP/ RMP Conclave

He has headed all verticals of NABL with first-hand knowledge in Accreditation, Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP), Reference Material Producers (RMP), Complaints & Appeals and is the Member Secretary in NABL Board.
Memberships:

  • Institute of Engineers India (IEI)
  • International Committee of Analysis for Steel and Iron Industry (ICASI)

He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) from 31 May 2019.