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Lt. Col. Pankaj Kumar Sinha joins FDDI as ‘Secretary’

Lt. Col. Pankaj Kumar Sinha has joined the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) as ‘Secretary’ from 06th April 2023.


An alumnus of Sainik School Tilaiya, and a graduate from Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Col. Sinha completed his training from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun and got Commissioned in Electronic and Mechanical Engineer Corps in 1997.

His professional qualification is B. Tech., M. Tech. and have done PGDM (FM) and Diploma in HR.

Col. Sinha has actively participated in ‘Operation Vijay (1999)’, ‘Operation Prakaram (2001)’ and ‘Operation Snow Leopard (2020)’ in eastern Ladakh sector.

Col. Sinha has served the Indian Army in various capacities and tenanted appointments across the country. As GM (Works) at base Workshop, was instrumental in planning and development of Infra of the production unit, finances, machine, manpower, overhaul receipt of dispatch of equipments.

He has also performed as ‘Instructor’ at Technical Staff Course where officers of the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy were imparted Middle level training to equip them for their career progression and step into higher management. Owing to his significant contribution, Col. Sinha was awarded commendation by “Chief of Integrated Staff Committee’ (CISC) of Integrated Defense Staff under the Ministry of Defense.

He has been an avid sportsman and plays Tennis, Football, Squash, Badminton and Golf. Prior to joining FDDI, Col. Sinha was Joint Director (Asset and Account Management) at Regional Center, ECHS, Patna.

Having wide exposure in the field of HR, Finance and Administration, Col. Sinha has broader integrated vision to make FDDI a vibrant and best hub of ‘Global Skill Learning Centre’ in the field of Footwear, Leather, Retail, Fashion & Management.

His wife, Mrs. Babita Sinha is a Registered Counsellor of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and working as Academic Coordinator in school.