Dr. Manish Pande


Dr. Manish Pande

Dr. Manish Pande is presently the Director & Head of Project Analysis and Documentation Division (PAD Division) at Quality Council of India (QCI), an independent autonomous body set up by Government of India. A sustainability practitioner in leadership roles for over two decades, Dr. Pande has been the first Chair of the multi-lateral NPIC Network of the UNFSS.

Dr. Pande has done his Doctorate from Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. Furthermore, he has published numerous studies and papers in peer-reviewed journals, including UNCTAD Research Paper on India’s landscape with respect to voluntary standard. Prior to joining QCI in 2012, he has worked in SGS India Pvt. Ltd. as Head – Government and Forestry Services. He has been invited as speaker on many International Forums such as UNFSS, UNCTAD, T4SD, FAO and was also the visiting member, Conformity Assessment Committee (CACO), African Organization for Standardization (ARSO).

At QCI, he is leading flagship governmental and intergovernmental initiatives such as the India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards, Design & Development of conformity assessment frameworks for schemes such as - UAS (Drones) for the DGCA, Medicinal Plants for the NMPB, HRAA for the FSSAI, ABS for the NBA, Cyber Security for the NCIIPC, ONDC, Yoga Certification for the (MoAY) and is the nodal for National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority – NGCMA. He is empanelled as expert member of various technical committees and working groups of Schemes that are run by the Government of India and its associate bodies namely, BIS, MoEF&CC, EPCH etc.

Email: manish.pande@qcin.org