A Fashion Design graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Somesh is the former Director of Institute of Apparel Management (IAM). During his decade long tenure as Head of Apparel Department at National Institute of Design (NID), the college was awarded the Best Institute in Apparel Training for three consecutive years (2005-08).
He has been an eminent speaker at Retail Summit, Indo-American Textile Summit, Design Summit and Innovation Summit. He has many design patents to his credit - "Paunch Proof", "I-Shops", Fashion Clinics, and folding helmets.
Somesh holds the position of a Senior Advisor at Co-Creando, Italy. He has also been a mentor/consultant on design and innovation led strategies to leading companies including Arvind Mills, Future Group, Sintex Group of Companies, Kimaya, JJ Valaya, Rahul Mishra, ClimaGear, SID, and Alviero Martini, Italy.
Being an avid learner, he has pursued the “Innovation & Design” program from UCLA, Berkley, USA. His innovation and design breakthroughs have been covered by world media including TIME Magazine, New York Times, The Times (London), The Standard (China), The Times of India, Hindustan Times, USA Today, BBC, CNN, and Aaj Tak.