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ASPA elects new governing body

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ASPA elects new governing body
L – R: Gaurav Sathaye, Deepak Gupta, Umendra K Gupta, Arun Agarwal, Luv D Shriram, Nakul Pasricha and Shobhit Arora

The Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) announced the newly elected Board of Members at its 17th Annual General Meeting which was held on 29 July 2017 at Hotel Holiday Inn, Goa.

Joining the board for two-year terms are Umendra Kumar Gupta, CMD of Holostik India Ltd., Arun Agarwal, CEO of Kantas Track Pack India Ltd., Luv D Shriram, director, Shriram Veritech Solutions Pvt Ltd., Nakul Pasricha, president and CEO, Pharma Secure PAS India Pvt Ltd., Deepak Gupta, director, Shree Lamipack Pvt Ltd.

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The newly elected Board held its first meeting later in the day, where the group elected Umendra K Gupta as president. In recognition of his ongoing efforts, experience to promote the authentication industry in India, the board member has unanimously elected Umendra K Gupta of Holostik India as president of the ASPA consecutively in second time. He is the only Indian to receive the coveted ‘Brian Monaghan Award’ for Business Innovation from International Hologram Manufacturers Association for his outstanding contribution to the development of the hologram industry.

The Board elected Arun Agarwal as vice president, and Luv D Shriram as general secretary and treasurer.  The board members also invited Shobhit Arora, MD, Giriraj Foils Pvt Ltd. and Gaurav Sathaye, director, United Speciality Inks Pvt Ltd as two additional co-opted members fulfilling the diversification of representatives at the Board.

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While addressing the gathering, Gupta, said, “The Association has ongoing campaigns like Make Sure India & Brand Protection Awareness across India. This is a part of its effort to promote the importance of authentication solutions against counterfeiting and we are committed to take it to next level in upcoming years.

Today, nearly every industry such as pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automotive and others face the menace of dealing with counterfeiting. Our government seems to be proactive on taking a holistic approach to consumer protection and public welfare. ASPA as an industry body is aligned to support them in protecting brands and safeguarding consumer interest and our member companies are fully geared up to help industries meet this challenge,” he added.

Arun Agarwal, the chief executive officer of Kantas Track Pack India said, “I’m thrilled and honored to be elected as vice-president of this distinguished association. With the present ASPA team, I look forward to working with the Board and members to deliver on our core objectives of support, education and advocacy in the development of standards and the promotion of authentication solutions.

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