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Container Shipping Lines Association
Capt Deepak Tewari is the Chairman of CSLA and is also the CEO of MSC India. MSC is a leader in global container shipping and a company that prides itself on offering global service with local knowledge. The Container Shipping Lines Association is an eminent organization of foreign container shipping lines operating in India having 34 members at present. Capt. Tewari with his years of expertise in the maritime industry efficiently juggles multiple roles with finesse.
Immediate Past President
Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India
Mr Shantanu Bhadkamkar is a second generation licensed Customs Broker & full service international Freight Forwarder. He is Immediate Past President of ‘Association of Multimodal Transport Operators in India’ (AMTOI). He is a member of the Governing Body of Symbiosis Skill & Open University Pune and a member on the National Shipping Board. He is nominated by Honourable President of India as Member on the Court of Indian Maritime University for a term of three years from December 2019.
Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations in India
Mr Shanker Shinde has been elected as Chairman of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI). He is the Managing Director of Global Express Multi Logistics Pvt Ltd, a global group established for the business of Customs Broker Logistics and International Freight Forwarding. He has been acting as President of Nashik Customs House Agents Association since 2004. Mr Shinde has also worked as President of the Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders (IIFF) previously.
CFS Association of India
Mr Mike Formoso is the Managing Director of PSA India at Mumbai. He has previously worked as General Director of SP-PSA International Port Co. and as Vice President and Senior Commercial Manager at PSA Corporation Limited. Mr Mike has also served as Project Manager at Hutchison Ports and as Chief Vietnam Representative.
Chief Executive Officer - India
Allcargo Logistics Limited
Land Ports Authority of India
NICDC Logistics Data Services
Mr. Abhishek Chaudhary is presently working as Vice President- Corporate Affairs, HR & Company Secretary of the National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) Limited. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is a Gold Medallist in Law. He has wide experience of various spheres Infrastructure within the Government. He is associated with Industrial Corridor Programme from over last 11 years.
He has worked in different domains and with various multinational companies in his over 17 years/almost 2 decades of experience. He has wide experience in the field of strategic planning and management, secretarial and legal matters, project financing, private-public partnership projects, corporate governance and exposure of dealing with various Government departments/ organizations.
He has been a huge contributor in the strategic aspects of the projects and has been actively involved with the States & Ministries of the Government of India. He has also been nominated as a Director on behalf of Govt. of India on the Board of various SPVs/Joint Venture Companies with the State Government(s).
He is also Director of NLDSL, (JV between NICDC & NEC India) which was incorporated on 30th December, 2015 with the objective of effectively leveraging ICT across the Indian Logistics Sector, inculcate best practices across the various processes and work towards bringing in efficiency in the supply chain. The company aims at bringing visibility and transparency in Logistics environment, streamline the operations across the supply chain and help in government’s plan of improving the Ease of Doing Business in India with its flagship project “Logistics Data Bank System (LDB System)” which is a trailblazing solution that provides the Export Import Container visibility service across PAN India along with comparative performance metrics.
Additionally, in the recent times Mr. Chaudhary has very successfully spearheaded the launch and management of the much propagated and discussed, PM GatiShakti - The National Master Plan for integrated multimodal logistics.
Former Joint Secretary, Industry,
Commerce and Supplies, Government of NepalProfile
Consultant – Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation, Asian Development Bank. With over 22 years of working in Government of India in policy formulation, designing and implementing laws, procedures, and documentation in indirect taxes (Customs, Central Excise and GST), trade and logistics facilitation reforms and compliance management. 7 years of consulting experience for Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Regional Cooperation and Integration, Trade and Transport Facilitation and Border Management. Specific areas of expertise include Foreign Trade Policy and allied laws relating to International trade; Customs Valuation matters; implementation of FTAs; Transit and transhipment handling, Cross-border aspects of transport and logistics and Cross-border e-commerce.
Director, Customer Experience - South Asia
Mr Zeeshan Mukhi is Director Customer Experience - South Asia at Maersk. He joined the Maersk Group in 2004 and since then he has taken up different leadership roles across India, Singapore & Sri Lanka. Prior to being appointed as IBS Area Customer Experience Manager, Zeeshan was the Country Manager for Maersk Line, in Sri Lanka and Maldives holding the office as the Managing Director of Maersk Lanka Private Limited.
Shippers' Academy International
Mr Rohan Masakorala is the Founder member of Singapore Shipper’s Academy, founder and CEO of Shippers’ Academy Colombo and Shippers’ Academy International (Australia). He is the consultant to UN International Trade Centre (ITC) Geneva on logistics, and chairman of the National Exports Strategy on logistics to the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka. He is the Director General of Sri Lanka Association of manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber products. Mr Rohan has also served as the first Secretary General of the Asian Shippers’ Council representing 16 countries in Asia. He was a former chairman of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council & Association of Shipper’s Councils of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He has a special focus on Indian Ocean trade, logistics and shipping.
Mr Akshyat Bhatia heads Maersk’s Landside business in South Asia. He has 14 years of work experience across India, Middle East, and Africa. He took over his current portfolio in 2018 and currently heads Maersk’s strategy for Rail, Road and Barge businesses in South Asia. Akshyat leads Maersk’s corridor development and investment strategy for Land Transportation and Intermodal in the Subcontinent. Prior to the current role, Akshyat was the regional manager for North India & Gujarat and has previously worked as the national sales manager for SME customers and has led various partnerships for Maersk including the tie up with Blackbuck for transportation in India.
Chief Operating Officer
South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd
Mr Upul Jinadasa is the Chief Operating Officer of SAGT – Port of Colombo. He has joined SAGT at the very inception, in April 1999 as the General Manager – Information Technology. In 2013, he was entrusted with the additional responsibility of managing the Operations division of the company. In October 2017 he relinquished his IT responsibility and continued to focus fully on Operations service delivery. Prior to joining SAGT in April 1999, Upul has held various ICT positions with local and international organizations including APL. His ICT and Port Operations career spans well over three decades and most of which, he has spent in the Shipping and Ports industry.
Senior Vice President,
Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association (BAFFA)
Mr Amirrul Islam Chowdhury, Senior Vice President of BAFFA and the President and CEO at Transworld Logistics & Distribution, Bangladesh. He is the Managing Director of Transmodal Company Limited. The company offers logistics and supply chain services in distribution, 3PL, warehousing, customs compliance, ocean import/exports, and freight forwarding. Mr. Amirul has previously also worked as Managing Director for Intermarine Pvt. Ltd. and as Marketing Manager for Continental Traders, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation, Asian Development Bank