George Varghese is Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Shahi Exports. He has experience of two decades across entrepreneurship, manufacturing, IT/ITES, retail and pharma. Varghese has worked with Himatsingka Seide, Accenture and Titan. In his previous role, he was serving as Head of Human Resources, Global Business Services, First Abu Dhabi Bank. He will now lead the people strategy at Shahi Exports.
Having around 55 factories across India, and with a workforce of nearly 1.25 lakh people, Shahi Exports is one of the most respected apparel export houses in India. It is also known for its employee-friendly policies and initiatives. Established in 1974 Shahi has vertically integrated operations, a diversified product range, and a strong commitment to ethical operations and environmental sustainability. The company operates textile mills to produce woven and knitted fabrics, sourcing high-quality cotton that is further processed into textiles for garments and other products. A significant proportion of the cotton sourced is certified as sustainable either by the Global Organic Textile Standard or the Better Cotton Initiative. Shahi’s textile mills manufacture garments for some of the world’s biggest
brands. An in-house design team and laboratory ensure seamless integration of customers’ needs from fiber to final product.