Pirojshaw Sarkari, 51 years, is the Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Logistics. He graduated from the University of Mumbai in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and he is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has also completed a course on Mahindra Universe from Harvard Business School, Boston. Prior to joining Mahindra Logistics, he has served as a managing director in UPS Jetair Express Private Limited and UPS International Incorporated, Philippines. He joined Mahindra Logistics on April 1, 2010.
Sushil Rathi, 54, is the Chief Operating Officer of Mahindra Logistics and he currently manages our supply chain management business. He graduated from the Bhopal University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from National Institute for Training Industrial Engineering. Prior to joining Mahindra Logistics, he has worked with Anantara Solutions Private Limited, the Premier Automobiles Limited and Satyam Computer Services Limited. He was awarded with supply chain visionary of the year award by Kami Kaze. He joined Mahindra Logistics on March 21, 2011.
Nikhil Nayak, 57 years, is the Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer of Mahindra Logistics. He graduated from the University of Mumbai in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has received an award by Committee for Members in Industry, ICAI, for his contribution to financial management level in the industry. Prior to joining Mahindra Logistics, he has served as a senior management personnel in Bristlecone India Limited, Pidilite Industries Limited, Bombay Dyeing Manufacturing Company Limited and ATIC Industries Limited. He was selected to be amongst CFO India's 5th annual CFO 100 roll of honour. He joined Mahindra Logistics on October 21, 2009 .
Rama Malik, 46 years, is the Vice President – People Transport Solutions of Mahindra Logistics. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from University of Mumbai. She graduated from University of Pune in 1994 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has previously worked with Hindustan Unilever (formerly known as International Bestfoods), Kodak India Limited and Writer Relocations, India. She joined Mahindra Logistics on November 2, 2015.
Neeraj Balani, 41 years, is the Vice President – Business Development of Mahindra Logistics. He holds a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai. He graduated from University of Georgia in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He has previously worked with Capgemini India Private Limited, HCL Technologies Limited, Saora Incorporated and Unidyne Energy. He has completed a program on Mahindra Universe from Harvard Business School, Boston. He joined Mahindra Logistics on February 16, 2015.
Shantanu Roy, 41 years, is the General Manager of Mahindra Logistics. He graduated from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh (formerly known as Kakatia University), in 1997 with Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering. He has also completed an executive program in Management from Center for Executive Education, UC Berkeley. Prior to joining Mahindra Logistics, he has worked with Infosys Limited, i2 Technologies India Private Limited, Stragure Software Technologies Limited, Aditi Technologies Private Limited and Citicorp Information Technology Industries Limited (now known as Oracle Financial Services). He joined Mahindra Logistics on November 2, 2015.
Mehernosh Mehta, 42 years, is the Vice President and Head of the Human Resources function of Mahindra Logistics. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai and he graduated from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. He has previously worked with Tata Services Limited, Sanofi India Limited and Asian Paints Limited. He joined Mahindra Logistics on June 20, 2016.
Kamal Kapoor, 55 years, is the Vice President - Transportation of Mahindra Logistics. He graduated University of Mumbai in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has previously worked with Dangote Industries Limited, Indian Roadways Corporation, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Saurashtra Clearing Agency, Sterlite Industries (India) Limited, VSK Logistics Private Limited and Reliance Industries Limited. He joined Mahindra Logistics on March 1, 2016.
Ravi Prakash Begur, 50 years, is General Manager – Sales and Supply for People Transport Solutions of Mahindra Logistics. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University. He graduated from Sri Krishnandevraya Institute of Management in 1994 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Application from Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad. He has previously worked with Andhra Pradesh Rayons Limited, Satyam Computer Services Limited, Dell International Services Limited, G.E. Plastics India Limited and Sadolin Paints (Oman) Limited. He joined Mahindra Logistics on April 10, 2008.
Brijbala Batwal, 42 years, is the Company Secretary of Mahindra Logistics. She is an employee of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and has been deputed to Mahindra Logistics. She graduated from the University of Mumbai in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, is a qualified Company Secretary and a fellow member of the Institute of the Company Secretaries of India. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from National Law School of India University and is also a Law graduate from University of Mumbai. She holds a Diploma in Financial Management from University of Mumbai and she has also been a member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. She has over 17 years of experience in the corporate secretarial compliance functions. Prior to joining Mahindra Logistics, she has worked with Cleartrip Private Limited, Firstsource Solutions Limited, Pidilite Industries Limited and Sterlite Industries (India) Limited. She is a Director on the Board of Brijjay Technologies Private Limited. She joined the Mahindra & Mahindra Limited on March 9, 2016 and was appointed as the Company Secretary of Mahindra Logistics on July 29, 2016.
Our suppliers are mainly business partners who provide us vehicles, warehouses and manpower. As at May 31, 2017, we worked closely with over 1,500 business partners across our SCM and PTS businesses. Our truck owners, truck and fleet aggregators, passenger vehicle owners and aggregators, warehouse owners and manpower service providers enter into contracts with us and we generally have long term business relationships with them. A number of our business partners have grown and developed their businesses with us.
We have set up a business partner development and loyalty program to expand our existing network of business partners as well as to incentivize our existing business partners to contribute more assets while improving service quality and performance. We train our business partners and their employees on topics such as customer service skills, communication skills, and etiquette. We conduct periodic reviews with all business partners where quality, compliance, reliability and their business expansion plans are discussed. Our business partners’ engagement program seeks to develop and maintain strong ties with all business partners. We also recognize our business partners through annual awards.
In our PTS business, we have also focused on multiple initiatives to incentivize drivers of our business partners. One such initiative is our focus on developing driver-cum-owner (DCO) business partners in order to meet our future needs. Such DCOs own and maintain their own vehicles, which they make available to us to support our operations. The induction, operation and control of DCOs is facilitated and automated through the use of technology.
Recognizing the pivotal role drivers play in our business, we regularly conduct initiatives such as road safety trainings, scholarships for the children of drivers, and health check-up camps across our operating locations for the benefit of drivers.
All drivers we work with, excluding DCOs, are on the payrolls of our business partners.