Global supply chain standards organization GS1 announced on Monday the appointment of S Swaminathan as managing director of its India operations. Swaminathan, who was previously COO of GS1 India, will now lead the business and focus on leveraging new technologies and developing digital skills.
Miguel Lopera, President and CEO of GS1 Global Office, said that “Swaminathan’s excellent understanding of the new digital world will help create new opportunities for standards adoption across industries while improving the safety of people, consumers, the supply chain efficiency and our continued existence. ” a world dominated by data “.
Srikar K Reddy, President of GS1 India, said Swaminathan’s experience and understanding of global standards will be essential in helping Indian industry and SMEs meet business and regulatory requirements in these difficult times. “Under his leadership, GS1 India will meet the changing needs of its members and reach greater heights,” added Reddy.
Regarding its new role, Swaminathan said, given the changing business environment, GS1 India is playing a bigger role in empowering industries and SMEs in different sectors. “My job would be to take advantage of new technologies and develop our digital skills to facilitate the digital transformation of our subscribers,” he added.
Swaminathan is an active member of the GS1 Global Advisory Council and various industry committees of IIC and FICCI. He was instrumental in the development of the FASTag data standardization and in the creation of the National Retail Industry Forum (NIFR), which includes a leading brand owner, online retailer / retailer.
His previous roles included Country Manager (Japan and Southeast Asia) at Newgen Software Technologies Ltd and Country Manager (South Asia) at PSC Inc, USA.