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Archana Panda

Operations Manager, Lead Auditor | Social Accountability Accreditation Services | India

Archana Panda serves as Operations Manager and Lead Auditor for Social Accountability Accreditation Services in India. She is responsible for developing and managing SAAS’s market surveillance monitoring and internal auditor development programs, SAAS auditors’ competency programs, and managing and delivering accreditation audits to SAAS’s certification body clients.

Panda has more than 18 years of industrial, teaching, and management system audit experience – comprising more than two thousand audits in various industry sectors – as a Lead Auditor for SA8000, ISO9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS 18001.

Before joining SAAS, Panda worked as Product Manager for SA8000 in the South Asia region with Bureau Veritas. She was responsible for SA8000 certification decision making and contract review and competency approvals for the global Bureau Veritas network. She was also an IRCA-approved trainer for QMS, EMS, OHSAS, IMS and SA8000.

Panda holds a degree in industrial engineering and a post-graduate diploma in industrial safety.