Main Role & Function at L&S
Nilesh works as an auditor and verifier.
Education & Experience
Dr. Nilesh Kanoongo has over 13 years of experience in industrial practice and associated research in the textile industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Textile Technology, which is complemented by a Master’s degree in Textile Chemical Processing. Moreover, he received his PhD in this field in 2010.
Among other projects, he has been involved as a chemical expert for diverse PaCT Programs in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and provided technical support for numerous textile mills and chemical manufacturers in India. In this regard, he has been the Indian Representative of Global Sustainability & Carbon Credit for Dystar under the head of Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS) and maintained brand-specific ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Program audits.
Audit & training qualifications
He is currently involved in carrying out technical audits for export houses, textile processing units as well as auxiliary manufacturing units and promotes the implementation of best practices in laboratories, mill efficiency programs and more. He advises on technical problem solutions, especially in the field of chemicals management and provides consultancy to clients to achieve the requirements for certifications such as GOTS, ISO, OEKO-TEX and the Higg Index.
Nilesh is an approved SAC Higg FEM (Facility Environmental Module) generalist and a chemical specialist verifier.
Nilesh speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.
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