Mr. Gautam is the CEO & Founder of TextileGenesisTM – a pioneering fiber-to-retail digital transparency platform, enabled by blockchain, for the textile supply chain. The technology is being rolled-out with leading textile industry players from fiber producers to apparel brands. TextileGenesisTM technology is built on a fiber-forwards approach to create real-time transparency across all five-tiers of textile supply chain for sustainable & premium fibers. Mr. Gautam is a thought-leader in the field of transparency & traceability, and a regular speaker at global conferences.
Previously, Mr. Gautam was executive vice president for the global textile business at Lenzing, and board director of Lenzing China. He led global sales, marketing, and commercialization of new innovations for the textile business (1.5 bn euros). Prior to Lenzing, Mr. Gautam was Associate Partner at McKinsey and Principal at Booz & Company, with international management experience spanning US, Europe and Asia. He holds MBA from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) USA, and Bachelor of Technology from IIT Bombay. Mr. Gautam is passionate about creative uses of technology, enjoys hiking, and a regular practitioner of yoga and meditation.