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ASPA elects new governing body members

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The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), a non-profit organization focused on the development and strengthening of building authentication eco-systems in India, has appointed its new governing body members for the period 2021-2023. The new governing body members were elected at its 21st annual general meeting held on 13 July 2021 on a virtual platform.

This was the first time that the association election was held online to adhere to COVID-19 protocol. The election officer Shruti Kaushik, IP Attorney (managing director, Patentwire), conducted the election process and declared the election results. The elections were held for a five-member committee, and the new appointment for 2021-23 are as follows:

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  1. Nakul Pasricha, president and CEO, PharmaSecure (president)
  2. Manoj Kochar, director, Holoflex (vice president)
  3. Luv D Shriram, director, Shriram Veritech (general secretary and treasurer)
  4. Ashish Chandra, country director, De La Rue India (member)
  5. Sanjay Kumbhat, partner, Kumbhat Holographics (member)

The newly elected governing body further co-opted two more members, Ankit Gupta, director, Holostik India, and Nityanand Shenoy, president and MD, PRS Permacel in the governing body.

On this occasion, Nakul Pasricha, president of ASPA said, “ASPA has been instrumental in the development and growth of the authentication eco-system in the country. I am honored to be re-elected as the president of this distinguished association. I assure them of working to deliver on core objectives of support, education, and advocacy in developing standards and promoting authentication solutions. To amplify the efforts, the new governing body will be preparing Vision 2023, to mark ASPA’s 25th anniversary in 2023. Vision 2023 will be dedicated to uplifting the ongoing efforts and preparing the blueprint for the future.”

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Manoj Kochar, vice president, ASPA, said, “I have huge respect for ASPA and am thrilled to re-join it in a new role in the governing body. Since its inception, ASPA has made huge progress in creating momentum in the fight against fakes in India, and we are committed to strengthening this momentum. We will speed up our awareness campaigns Make Sure India, Brand protection Awareness initiatives along with institutional awareness at India and global level with industry bodies including International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA), GS1, and other prominent intra-industry associations. We look forward to working with government departments, industry bodies, and institutions to develop more avenues to make India’s fight against counterfeiting more powerful.”

The editorial team of The Packman who handle all the press releases with Sunil Jain working as the desk editor.

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