Prasad Vaidyanathan

Director - Operations at Mela Artisans



Social Entrepreneurship

Top Mgt (CEO, President, MD, Country Director/ Regional Representative, Executive Director)


A top notch sourcing and operations professional. A sourcing and operations expert with a deep understanding of business drivers and strategies.

Professional Experience

  • GM Operationsmar-2011 - may-2014

    Rosemoore UK

    I led the sourcing, merchandising and logistics operations, promoting change and profitability. Responsible for new product development and expanding the vendor base and product offering.

  • Head Sourcingjun-2009 - mar-2011

    Fairtrasa International AG

    From their India office, I led the sourcing merchandising operations for the South Asian region, developing and implementing business strategies for increasing revenue and profits.

  • Divisional Merchandising Managerjul-2006 - may-2009

    Sabare International

    Successfully handled business development, sourcing and operations. Highlights during my stint were excellent on time shipment records, inventory reduction and nil failure buyer inspections

  • Merchandising Manageraug-1998 - jun-2006

    Trident Buying House

    At TBH, I handled sourcing, vendor management, operations and buyer relationships. The setting up of a SEZ unit in Chennai MEPZ was a notable highlight. I handled this right from project conception.

  • Director - Operationsmay-2014 - sep-2015

    Mela Artisans

    Sourcing from artisan enterprises manufacturing sophisticated, socially responsible handmade artisan goods from India.

Volunteering Experience

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Awards & Certifications

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