Our Team

Chairman and MD

CHAIRMAN : Padmashri Dr. Shri. A. Sakthivel

Poppys Knitwear is led from the front by Padmashri Dr. A. Sakthivel, a pioneer in the field of Knitwear Manufacturing and Exports. His unparalleled service to the export sector, especially to the Apparel Sector and Knitting Industry , and also his involvement in the creation of infrastructure such as Industrial parks, Inland Container Depot, Schools, National Institute of Fashion Technology-TEA, and the contributions to the Society at large, like bringing water to Tirupur for both Industrial and Domestic usage, and setting up of an effective drainage system in the district has been acknowledged by the Union Government of India. He holds the honour of being the first recipient of the PADMASHRI award from the Textile Industry.

Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore conferred the Degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) for his pivotal role in motivating many enterprising and capable youngsters to make a career in export, his dedicated involvement in visionary projects and initiatives and his immeasurable contribution to the growth of the industry and to the development of the society.

He has also been privileged with many honours and accolades in recognition of his incomparable yeoman service to the business community and the society at large.


The Central Government recognized his unparallel service to export sector specially to Apparel sector and Knitting Industry and also for creation of infrastructure such as industrial parks, inland Container depot, School, Fashion Institute, bringing water for Industrial usage as well as drinking purpose, drainage system and many more, by conferring, “PADMASHRI” award in the year 2009 and proudly say that is the first time in the history of Padma awards for the entrepreneur from Textile Industry and also the sector has been honored with this prestigious award in recognition of his distinguished service in the field of Trade and Industry.

Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) :

MANAGING DIRECTOR : Shri.Sakthivel Kaleswara Vignesh

Sakthivel Kaleswara Vignesh is a Master of Business Administration in International business from London and has been in the field of trade ever since he graduated. Even when he was a student, he started his career as an intern in an export house and learnt the nuances of the trade from grassroots level. He has travelled extensively around the globe and is adept with the ins and outs of the cement, detergents, paper, sugar, bio fuel and lighting industry in addition to the textiles exports which he currently deals in.

Sakthivel Kaleswara Vignesh has a vast experience of 14 years in the field of exports right from manufacturing till shipping. Under his able administration, the Group has achieved a Turnover of US$100 Millions. He has been instrumental in providing employment for 5000 people.

With his expertise and thorough knowledge in banking, accounting and finance, Poppys was able to diversify and venture into new ventures like Hotel Industry and Travel Division. Under his renowned leadership, the group has achieved many breakthroughs