Our trainers have a wealth of knowledge to share with delegates. All of our trainers also perform assessments for LRQA, so they have inside knowledge about what's needed to meet the grade.

Meet our Trainers


Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay

Sabyasachi who is the Country co-ordinator (India) and Technical Centre Manager (IMEASEE) is an engineering professional, with a first class graduate mechanical engineering degree, having a masters of technology degree from IIT, Madras.

In the words of a client ‘Sabyasachi has always demonstrated a high degree of expertise and is clear in his ideas and presentation. He is detail oriented and has deep understanding of organisational processes. He adds a lot of value to his clients, by his honest and straightforward approach.

Specialties: Quality, Automotive, Business processes.

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Shirish Bapat

Shirish, who is the Joint Head of Assessments at LRQA India, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law from National Law School; MBA in General Management and is a Graduate Engineer (Electronics) with honours from Mumbai University.

Shirish is involved in assessment for: Quality (ISO 9001), Information Security (ISO 27001), IT Services Management (ISO 20000) , Societal Security – Business Continuity (ISO 22301), Tick IT plus. He is a proficient trainer in the above areas and also conducts trainings to:  train new trainers ( Interactive training delivery); develop Business Assurance Supervisors; Coaching for better performance and managing. 

In the words of a client, “Shirish has very good knack of making everything interesting with live examples and adds a lot of value to systems driven approaches. He is always up to date with all the technical developments & skills in his field of work. He has an uncanny knack of understanding the human behavior”

Specialties: Quality, Information security, IT Services Management, Business Continuity 

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A V Shivaramakrishnan

Shiva, who is the Joint Head of Assessments at LRQA India has completed B.E. (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and M.Sc.( Hons ) in Chemistry from Birla Institute of Technology and Science , Pilani ,Rajasthan, India. He has worked in various capacities in SAIL, Bhilai plant rising to Sr. Manager. Shiva has experience in Operations, design and modification of Project, total quality management and management system implementation. 

Specialities: Occupational health and safety, OHSAS 18001, Environment management, ISO 14001

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Vishal Chavan

Vishal, Head of Training services, LRQA India, is an experienced operations manager, lead auditor & Trainer in the field of Quality, Environment, Safety, Risk, Integrity and Performance management consulting and has12 years’ of experience in leadership roles across various business functions.

In the words of a client: “I have worked with Vishal for the OHSAS & EMS Implementation and found him to be an expert in this field. He is knowledgeable about Risk Assessment and does not mind sharing this knowledge with everyone. His ability to keep smiling during all adversities makes him amiable and helps one pull out of tough situations. He helped our organisation being more of a friend than a consultant”

Specialities: Quality, Occupational health and safety 


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Ketan Deshmukh

Ketan is our Technical manager, LRQA India and our Sustainability expert. Ketan has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Utah State University.

Specialties: 

  • ISO 14001, ISO 14064
  • Assurance engagements on Sustainability reports
  • Validation and verification of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects
  • Conducting training programmes related to Assurance Engagements

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Niraj Raje

Niraj is Senior Food assessor with 20 years of experience in quality assurance function in pharmaceutical and food sector companies. 

Niraj has over 7 years of experience in auditing management systems for organisations from food and other sectors and is a Food sector expert conducting assessments for HACCP, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, BRC-Food, BRC- Packaging and ISO 9001 Niraj is a lead tutor conducting trainings for ISO 22000, HACCP, FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001.

Niraj has completed his Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Microbiology.


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Sujit Kumar Nair

Sujit is Senior Assessor at LRQA and conduct assessments and training for various management system standards. He has a degree in Dairy Technology and has 10 years’ work experience in the food industries. Sujit is a Lead Assessor for ISO 9001, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 and ISO 14001 has over 11 years’ experience in auditing management systems and in conducting training courses. Sujit is also a lead tutor conducting training for ISO 22000, HACCP, and FSSC 22000.

Specialties: Food Safety, FSSC 22000 Assessments, Food Quality Assurance, Dairy sector

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