In the year 1932, Shri K. Govindaswamy Naidu started his Entrepreneurial journey with a Cotton Trading Enterprise. From this humble beginning, the KG Worldwide group has successfully evolved into a multi-national business conglomerate.
Retaining core values of trust, high quality, innovation, customer focus & satisfaction, integrity & social values, the group has widely diversified under the leadership of its flagship companies, Kadri Mills Ltd., Sharadha Terry Products, and Town and City Developers.
KG Worldwide, a trendsetter and innovator in all its ventures, was the first to introduce Open End Spinning Technology and Air Jet looms for Terry in India. Its brand - Micro Cotton, is known to produce the most luxurious and exclusive bed and bath products. Town & City Developers, a Real Estate Development and Construction Company adopts path-breaking technologies to lower construction costs in its effort to bring good quality, affordable, low-income housing to India.
KG Worldwide's CSR activities put it in the forefront of Healthcare and Education with its internationally recognized hospital and excellent educational institutions.
The group is driven by the passion to be the best in all the endeavours it undertakes - A passion that drives every single person of the KG Worldwide family, a passion to deliver beyond expectations, a passion to set the benchmark, a passion to inspire, a passion to think beyond imagination, a passion to create the most beautiful product.
Mr. G Kannappan is a visionary leader, an innovative game changer, an exceptional entrepreneur and a trailblazer in the field of Textiles who has brought about a phenomenal transformation in KG Worldwide with his spectacular vision & strategy.
He is the Chairman & Managing Director of Sharadha Terry Products Ltd and The Kadri Mills (Cbe) Ltd, the Textile giants of the Textile Industry in India. He is also the driving force of Town & City Developers, a construction firm commenced with the vision of changing the lifestyle of millions with its affordable homes that stand out in quality and comfort.
Mr. Kannappan was instrumental in building "The Kadri Mills (Cbe) Ltd." to one of the largest spinning companies of its size in the region. He was one of the pioneers in introducing open end spinning technology in India. He founded Sharadha Terry Products in 1992 and has built the company into one of the top Home Textiles companies in the world, renowned for its world class manufacturing facilities, technological advancement, product innovation & its global brand "Micro Cotton".
Mr. G Kannappan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the renowned PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Cornell University, Ithaca and a Fellow of the Textile Institute, Manchester. He began his career with Rockwell International, New Jersey, before moving to India to transform the KG Group into one of the most successfully evolved multi-national business conglomerate with a passion for excellence.
He is a active member of South India Textile Research Association Advisory Council, Coimbatore and a fellow of Textile Institute and Institute of Engineers. He is founder President of "Open Spinning Mills Association" and a former president of "The Coimbatore Stock Exchange Ltd".
Mr. G Vijayakumar is a dynamic, versatile & visionary leader with over 40 years of technical competency, management expertise & rich experience in the Textile Industry.
He is the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of The Kadri Mills (Cbe) Ltd. He has been responsible for Kadri Mills consistent growth into a successful vertically integrated manufacturing company producing good quality yarn for domestic & export markets. He plays a key role in both leadership and management of the company.
He is also the Managing Director of Sharadha Terry Products, a leading Home Textiles company that caters luxury bath products that standout in quality & innovation to leading retailers worldwide. He was influential in the company's vision & remarkable growth strategy.
He is also the Managing Trustee of Kadri Mills School, a leading education institution renowned for delivering academic and sporting excellence. Mr. G Vijayakumar is dedicated to carry out his father's vision to empower children of the community through better education.
Mr.Vikram Krishna is the Whole Time Director of Sharadha terry products Ltd, one of the leading home textiles companies in the World exporting bath products to retailers across the globe including USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand & Europe.
Mr. Vikram Krishna has been instrumental in the spectacular growth of Sharadha from a small family business to a professionally run organisation. He has meticulously created new world class manufacturing facilities involving state-of-the-art technologies. The brand "MicroCotton(R)" that he has nurtured is today one of the leading home textiles brands in the World. He is well respected by his peers for his expertise in business development, growth strategy, brand building, new product development and innovation. He has a deep understanding of the Textile Industry and International Trade. He has a great passion towards high quality and excellence.
Mr. Vikram Krishna holds a BE Degree in Production Engineering from PSG College of Technology and a Masters Degree MS in Industrial Engineering & Management from Oklahoma State University, United States. He is a committee member in TEXPROCIL and a special invitee to South India Textile Research Association (SITRA)
Mrs. Kiruthika Vikram is an astute & strategic leader with over 19 years of experience in general management. She cut her teeth into the family business of Home Textiles as a management trainee and then spent 15 years at Sharadha accumulating accolades for her marketing, vision, strategy & persistence in placing Sharadha's products in over 20,000 retail stores worldwide. She was appointed as President of Sharadha and was influential in developing and building the "Micro Cotton(R)" brand into one of the most successful brands in the Home Textiles Industry. Kiruthika is also a Director of The Kadri Mills.
After a successful stint in Sharadha, she was inspired by the huge deficit of affordable housing in Coimbatore, to set up Town & City Developers, with great entrepreneurial zeal to drive social innovation and transformation in the field of housing.
Mrs. Kiruthika Vikram holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from PSG College of Arts & Sciences, Coimbatore and has done a management program in Philadelphia University, USA. Kiruthika is a Board member in Entrepreneurs Organisation, a global network of entrepreneurs, headquartered in the United States of America.
Mr. Sri Hari Prasadh is the Director & President of The Kadri Mills (Cbe) Ltd, a vertically integrated Textile manufacturing company located in Coimbatore with multiple manufacturing units around the state.
Mr. Sri Hari Prasadh was instrumental in setting up Kadri Wovens, the 100% export oriented unit, located in Perundurai that makes luxury bed linens for leading retailers in the US like Macy's, Bloomingdales's & Bed, Bath & Beyond. Within a short time, he has stirred Kadri Wovens to make an impact in the luxury market of upscale bedding with its exquisite products. His areas of expertise include creative strategy, operations management, technological innovation & international marketing.
Mr. Sri Hari Prasadh holds a Bachelors degree in Textile Technology from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India & a Master of Science in Textile Engineering from North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.
He is a member of the research advisory committee in the South India Textile Research Association (SITRA)
Ms. Sanjana Vijayakumar is the Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Town & City Developers, a real estate development & construction company. Sanjana is also the Director of Sharadha Terry Products Ltd and the President of The Kadri Mills (Cbe) Ltd.
Ms. Sanjana is a dynamic personality with over a decade experience in the Textile Industry in business development, operations management, international marketing & intellectual property. She diversified into the real estate industry by co-founding Town & City Developers with Ms. Kiruthika Vikram, to address the need for affordable housing in India. Together, they are very passionate about their new company's mission to be the market leader in affordable housing and fulfil the dreams of millions of Indian families to own a home.
Ms. Sanjana holds a Bachelors degree in Textile Technology from PSG College of Technology and a Masters Degree in Textile & Apparel Technology & Management from North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, USA. Sanjana is a Board member in Entrepreneurs Organisation, the world's most influential community of entrepreneurs.