The executive committee of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has elected Shri Ashok G Rajani as its new chairman for a two-year term. 

Associated with the AEPC since 1978, Rajani has been on the board since 1994. He was senior vice chairman of AEPC and chairman of export promotion during 2000- 2001, 2006- 2007, and 2010- 2011.

Rajani is the founder and chairman of Midas Touch Exports Ltd, a manufacturer and exporter of readymade garments from India. The company produces both woven and knitted garments, exporting mainly to the US, the EU, the UK, Portugal and Turkey.

He was also on the board of Alok industries Limited – one of the largest integrated textiles companies in India. Currently, he is trustee of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), and governor on the board of the Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) and Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC). 

The AEPC last year targeted garment exports of US$24.9bn for India by 2019-20 thanks to Government support initiatives aimed at boosting manufacturing, growing exports and generating more employment.

India targets 2020 apparel exports of $24.9bn