Munich/Singapore. Kapil Bansal, TÜV SÜD’s Global Head of Consumer Products & Retail, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors to FDRA, the largest footwear trade association in the U.S. TÜV SÜD, a global provider of premium safety, quality and sustainability solutions, is also the exclusive testing and certification partner of FDRA.
FDRA announced the appointment of Kapil Bansal to FDRA’s Board of Directors. Bansal is currently the Global Head of Consumer Products & Retail of TÜV SÜD’s Product Service Division. The Consumer Products & Retail business unit provides product testing, inspection, certification and social compliance auditing services to international retailers, brands and their suppliers for a range of consumer products, including footwear.
“With considerable experience in the footwear industry, especially in testing, Kapil has a wealth of expertise and insights and we are delighted of his addition to the Board. I’m confident that he will bring an added dimension to our Board discussions and look forward to his invaluable inputs,” says Matt Priest, FDRA President.
“I am honoured to join FDRA’s Board of Directors and look forward to working with the outstanding team,” commented Kapil Bansal. “FDRA is the footwear industry’s thought leader and intelligence hub on product safety, social compliance and international regulations. I am excited to work together with the team and look forward to contributing to the association and its members with TÜV SÜD’s global experience in the field.”
TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training and knowledge services. Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, TÜV SÜD holds accreditations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) is the largest footwear trade association in America. It represents and serves the entire width of the footwear industry from small family owned footwear businesses to global footwear companies. It also represents and serves the full supply chain of the footwear industry from research, design and development, to manufacturing and distribution, to retailers selling to consumers all over the globe.