Arun Kumar Thirani Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer
Shreya Dalmia Director
Ms. Shreya Dalmia completed her B. Com Hons from the prestigious Lady Shriram College in New Delhi (2003- 2006). Therafter she studied Finance at Warwick, UK (2006-2007).
Ms. Shreya did a summer internship at the United Nations in New Delhi in 2006. In 2008 - she joined her family business of real estate, Dalmia Real Estate and was looking after accounts department of Dalmia International.
In 2011, Ms. Shreya Co founded The S&S Trunk Show which is now one of India's largest fashion and lifestyle exhibitions. The S&S Trunk Show now exhibits in most metropolitan cities in India and showcases almost 100 designers at each event. The aim is to work with the finest that the industry has to offer since the larger goal remains unparalleled patronage and an unmatched luxury shopping experience. The journey began almost 4 years back with private viewings & exclusive showcasing for Pakistani designers, gradually expanding its array to Indian & other International designers.
Currently, Ms. Shreya is concentrating on growth and expansion of The S&S Trunk Show and is hosting 8-10 major events per year.
Uday Garg Independent Director
Mr. Uday Garg has been Investor Independent Director of the Company since October, 2014 representing Mandala Capital AG Limited. Mr. Garg is the founder of Mandala Capital, a private equity fund manager, and has served as managing director since its inception in 2008. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Duet Group, Altima Partners and Amaranth Advisors, and began his career as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank. Mr. Garg holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Hiten Varia Nominee Director
Mr. Varia is Chairman and Founder of m9 Tech Solutions. Founded in 2010, m9 Tech Solutions is a global software and services company headquartered in Singapore with offices in India. Led by global technology experts, m9 designs and develops cloud based software products focused on productivity improvement for businesses.
Mr. Varia also brings with him several decades of experience in the global logistics space. He has spent 17 years in executive leadership at i2 Technologies, now JDA, in leadership positions including Executive Vice President of Global Customer Operations and Chief Customer Officer, Executive Vice President of the Greater Asia Pacific Region, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Delivery and Vice President of Worldwide Development. He also held management roles at EDS and Sylvex Cable.
Mr. Varia has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, specializing in Computer Architecture and Software Design, from University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Baroda, India.
P N Shukla Independent Director
Mr. P N Shukla, joined Indian Railway Traffic Service in 1976. He is a Rail transport Operations & Logistics specialist. He completed MSc Physics & LLB from Allahabad University and graduated in Business Management from Perth University, Australia. He has worked in various capacities in Safety, Commercial and Operations departments of Railways. He served as an Executive Director of Traffic Transportation, Executive Director of Tourism & Catering and Executive Director of Freight Marketing in the Railway Board. He is Rail Advisor to Hindalco and Kakinada, he also worked as Director of Container Corporation of India and Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation. He has been on the Board of several renowned companies.
Ritesh Jalan Independent Director
Mr. Ritesh Jalan is a graduate in commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai with more than 20 years of experience in the logistics service industry. He is the promoter CEO of Relogistics (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd., a Joint Venture Company of Reliance Logistics. Currently he is the Head - Fleet & Warehousing in TCI Hi-Ways Pvt. Ltd. managing a fleet of 125 vehicles and a warehousing space of over 2.50 Lakhs Sq. Ft. across 10 locations in India. Mr. Ritesh Jalan also keeps his interests in photography.
Anil Epur Directors Head , Nomination & Remuneration Committee Head.
Educated in the USA, with B.S., M.E.E. and M.B.A. degrees from CORNELL UNIVERSITY, USA. In his professional career, he has worked with MNCs as well as Indian companies, both in US and in India. He was the Director responsible for establishing VST NATURAL PRODUCTS LIMITED, a 100% Export Oriented Agri-Business company, He is presently on the Board of various leading companies.
He has been involved with the CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY (CII), India's apex Industrial Organisation in its various activities, especially in the Agriculture and Food Sectors, for over 20 years. He was past CHAIRMAN - SOUTHERN REGION of India and has been the Chairman of various Agriculture, Food, WTO, Public Policy & Good Governance committees Task Force of CII.
He was the first CO-CHAIRMAN of the Food and Agriculture Sector of the INDO-BRITISH PARTNERSHIP, an initiative of the governments of the U.K. and CII.
The GOVT. OF ANDHRA PRADESH had utilized his expertise by appointing him as a Member of many expert committees, viz. "Implication of W.T.O. on Agriculture, Agri Industries & Farmers"; "Policy for Agro Industries" & "Vision 2020".
The Government of India had appointed him to the "PRIME MINISTERS TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURE" which identified strategies that were incorporated in the Agricultural Policy of the Government.
He is on the BOARDS of leading FARMERS' and DEVELOPMENTAL ORGANISATIOS of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh that focus on agriculture, farmers, technology transfer, rural and cooperative development and sustainability.
He was also an Advisor in India for AGRITERRA, a Dutch Farmers support organization. He has been on various monitoring and evaluation missions, to many ASIAN and AFRICAN countries.
He is also the CHAIRMAN of WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) - Hyderabad. He is on various forest and wildlife committees of the Governments of AP and Telangana.
Manish Agarwal Executive Director
Mr. Manish Agarwal is the Whole-Time Director, Gati Kausar, Gati's cold chain subsidiary. Mr. Manish Agarwal has been responsible for giving the business direction, creating integrated supply chain capability and enhancing synergy with the rest of Gati's capabilities and products. He has also been responsible for the strategic partnership with Mandala Capital in October 2014.
Mr. Manish Agarwal holds 2 bachelor degrees in Computer Science and in Economics from the School of Engineering and the Wharton School respectively, at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated as part of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management in Technology at the University. He has also done a summer program in international relations and public policy at the London School of Economics.
Mr. Manish Agarwal is passionate about the food industry and about creating a sustainable and efficient express network for food and pharmaceuticals in India. He is largely responsible for improving the efficiency of operations. He has a hands on person and works closely with the team at large both at office and outside office. He has developed a special rapport with all customers having visited them regularly. He has knowledge about best practices related to the cold chain business and brings in international experience which is relevant for development of this industry in India. As part of Gati's leadership team, he is also involved in other key strategic initiatives of the group, including sales and solution selling.
Mahendra Agarwal Chairman
Mr. Mahendra Agarwal is the Founder & CEO of Gati Ltd. – leader and pioneer in Express Distribution and Supply Chain Solutions. He established Gati in 1989 with an aim to redefine the logistics industry and is the driving force behind Gati’s journey to its leadership position. Under his visionary leadership, Gati has evolved into a major ILSP (Integrated Logistics Service Provider).
Mr. Agarwal is an avid speaker and has been invited to many symposia and forums like the Global Logistics Summit 2006 held at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the Logistics 2005 conference. He was also invited by IIM (Ahmedabad) to interact with the students. In June 2008, he was awarded “Best Entrepreneur of the Year” by Hyderabad Management Association. In September 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Express Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave held at Mumbai. In the same year he was also conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award from ASBM. In 2012, he was honoured with two more awards – ‘Executive of the Year’ Award (Logistics) by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for his contribution to the Indian Supply Chain & Logistics Industry and “Logistics Promoter Award” at the Logistics Talent Hunt 2012 International Conference. In October 2015, he was presented with the prestigious NITIE Empresario “Most Inspiring Entrepreneur of the Year” award at the NITIE Campus in Mumbai for his contributions to the Indian Logistics Industry.
A leader, thinker and philosopher, Mr. Agarwal is an institution by himself. Apart from being on the Board of several Indian companies, he is also the founder member of Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) India (in addition to being a member of the international board of advisors for SCLG Global), member of CII National Council, Special Invitee to CII Southern Region Council, member of CII Institute of Logistics Advisory Council, FICCI’s Civil Aviation Committee & FICCI’s Logistics Forum. He holds an Engineering Degree from Bangalore University and a Masters in Business Administration from Austin, USA. He is an avid golfer and has keen interest in travelling. He is an active proponent of sustainable energy technologies and has promoted Amrit Jal Ventures Private Limited, a hydro focussed renewable energy platform, in his individual capacity.
Mr. Agarwal continues to guide Gati towards the future with characteristic passion and a commitment to excel.