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Mr. Kaiwan Kalyaniwalla is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Bombay High Court and a partner of Maneksha & Sethna, a law firm based in Mumbai.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Mumbai.
Mr. Kalyaniwalla has been practicing law for over 22 years and is also enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
His practice is predominantly in the field of corporate law, property law, tax law and general commercial law.
Shashi Kiran Shetty is a pioneer and leader of the logistics industry with numerous Indian and globalrecognitions and a deep-rooted commitment to social welfare.
He began early, when the logistics sector was at a nascent stage. In 1993, he founded Allcargo Logistics which today enjoys the status of being India’s largest integrated logistics company. Its trajectory of success and wide portfolio of world-class services like MTO, Contract Logistics and Project Equipment are testimony to Mr. Shetty’s entrepreneurial spirit and foresight.
Spearheading over 10 key acquisitions in less than a decade, he sets a brilliant example of benefiting from first mover’s advantage, wherein he saw the formidable strength and bright future which the logistics sector holds in India and globally, creating India’s first and largest integrated logistics
solutions provider in the private sector and a global leader in multimodal transport with operations in more than 160 countries.
Right from being conferred Belgium’s highest civilian honour the ‘Distinction of Commander of the Order of Leopold II’ to being declared as the Global Logistics Personality of the Year, Mr. Shetty’s experience and contribution has been recognised across diverse fora and platforms in India and
internationally. An astute business sense, exemplary leadership and a vision to identify potential opportunities reiterate his position as an industry veteran.
Mr. Shetty is known not just for his professional achievements, but also his involvement in a number of philanthropic and community development initiatives. Be it through personal donations and contributions or involvement in the interventions of Avashya Foundation, Allcargo Logistics’ CSR arm, Mr. Shetty walks the talk when it comes to giving back to society in every way possible.
Under Mr. Shetty’s guidance and insistence on quality, impeccable execution, customer satisfaction and a values-driven culture, Allcargo Logistics continues to be recognised as one of the most professionally-managed and process-driven organisations.
In addition to being a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer, Mr. Shetty also appreciates art and its diverse cultural expressions.
As Managing Director, of Cynthesis Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Cynthia is responsible for leading, directing and executing the company’s business strategy. She set up the company in 1999 and has built a strong, highly focused team of professionals who have successfully improved the company’s growth and profitability in a volatile market. Through her tenure as a corporate professional and consultant, Cynthia has worked extensively in the areas of strategy, organization restructuring, change management, succession management, executive assessment and development, systems and processes. Her key assignments include, cultural integration (post merger of an MNC), restructuring of the leadership team in a large call centre, restructuring and capability planning for a mid-sized pharmaceutical company. Her current assignments include Executive Coaching of Partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd., Strategic Consulting and Executive Coaching of Senior Management at IQVIA Consulting and Information Services India Pvt. Ltd. and providing strategic Human Resources Consulting at SIRO Clinpharm Pvt. Ltd.
Cynthia’s experience spans over 44 years in the areas of general management, strategic planning, sales & marketing, and human resource management. Her core competency lies in the management and development of people, cross cultural integration and client relationship management. Prior to launching out as an independent consultant in 1999, Cynthia worked in very senior managerial positions in Coca Cola India Inc., Parke Davis-Warner Lambert – India, Eureka Forbes Ltd (a joint venture between Electrolux AB – Sweden and Forbes, Forbes & Campbell – India), Procter & Gamble and TATA Consultancy Services (the largest software company in India).
Cynthia completed her Graduation in Psychology from Bombay University in 1974 and her Masters Degree in Human Resources (Including Industrial Psychology) from a premier Institute in India in 1976 (TATA Institute of Social Sciences). She is a Certified Trainer in the Zenger Miller Leadership Training (USA); Seven Dimensions of Culture Model – Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Intercultural Management Consulting and a certified Assessor for Assessment Centres.
Mohinder Pal Bansal
Mr Mohinder Pal Bansal, Chartered Accountant, with an illustrious career spanning over three decades of experience in M&A, strategic advisory, capital markets, portfolio company integration in addition to post-acquisition performance management in India, Asia and Europe.
Mr Bansal has significant operational experience in managing corporate entities as well as advising private equity firms in India on improving the performance of their portfolio companies in multiple sectors including logistics, auto components, manufacturing, realty, banking, education and IT. He is on the board of multiple listed and unlisted companies such as Navneet Education Limited, Allcargo Logistics Limited, K12 Techno Services Private Limited (backed by Sequoia capital), Avvashya CCI Logistics Private Limited and Prince Pipes & Fitting Private Limited.
Mr Bansal founded Blacksoil Group in 2010 with the vision of providing financial consulting and strategic advisory to corporates. He has advised on more than 12 M&A transactions across sectors, negotiating on matters ranging from valuation, structuring and integration etc. and has completed more than 30 strategy consulting projects over a period of 7 years.
Mr Bansal is also the founding member, head of fund management team and Investment committee member for BlackSoil Realty Fund I (SEBI registered AIF Category II Fund). Under his leadership, BlackSoil Realty Fund – I has successfully established a strong track record of profitable exits.
He also founded BlackSoil Capital Private Limited, a RBI registered non-deposit accepting NBFC with a primary objective of lending to high growth companies and traditional businesses across pan India. He is the whole-time Director and is managing credit, operations, compliance and liability management for the Company.
Mr Bansal has successfully launched Walton Street Blacksoil Real Estate Debt Fund I, (SEBI registered Category II AIF).
Dinesh Kumar Lal
Dinesh Lal is a shipping professional with more than 4 decades of experience in the Shipping Industry. He is renowned for his astute knowledge about Shipping Industry. His Management skills and entrepreneurial spirit has driven many conglomerates to achieve pinnacle of success during his tenure.
In the 45 years that he has been in the industry, he has held various positions and earned experience in the following areas :
- Liner Shipping
- Ship Agency
- Project Cargo Transportation
- Ship Manning
- Port & Container Terminal Management
- Container Freight Station & Depots
- Freight forwarding
Notable contributions have been made by him to the growth and establishment of multiple ventures in India & abroad.
- Group Director-India, A P Moller-Maersk
- Chairman – Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd
- Director – Maersk Lanka
- Director – Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd
- Director – Pipavav Railway Corporation Ltd
- Managing Director – Safmarine
His negotiation skill and people skill has made him the ideal choice for many associations and boards.
- Mumbai Port Trust – Trustee
- Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – Trustee
- Mumbai & Nhava Sheva Ship Intermodal Agents Association – President
- EU Chamber of Commerce – President
- Indo- Belgium – Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce – President
- Shipping Sub Committee-Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Chairman
His ability to foresee opportunities coupled with experience in establishing new entities has been the reason for many first of kind ventures in past.
- Safmarine – Container Shipping Company
- Octopus Projects and Transport – A trucking company
- Express Ocean Terminal Services – A container terminal management company
- Express Repair Services – A state of the art container repair and storage facility
- Barwil India – A joint venture with W.Wilhemson group of Norway
- AMI Global – A Logistics and Supply Chain management company
- Exmar India – A J V with CMB group in Belgium, formerly known as Tecto India
- Delta Port and Ship Management Services – J V with Sea Containers in Singapore
He played a pivotal role in creating a mutually beneficial ground between companies and government bodies. Some of the famed quasi government projects in India were established under his guidance and participation.
- Setting up CFS in Mumbai which spread over an area of 56,000 sq. metres.
- Forming of joint venture between Maersk and CONCOR for the Dadri Project as well as Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd.
- Involved in the JNPT 3rd terminal contract right from the time of bidding.
Currently, he is a Member of the Board of J. K. Helene Curtis Ltd and Raymonds. He is also Chairman of the Chembur Golf Welfare Foundation.
Mr Adarsh Hegde holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore. After finishing his mechanical engineering from Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore, he started his career as an Assistant Maintenance Engineer with Eastern Ceramics Private Limited, Mumbai in 1987 and has served the organization in various capacities.
He has experience in the field of logistics close to three decades. Mr Hegde joined Allcargo Logistics Limited on August 21, 2006 and has been instrumental in the success of the Company’s growth story. Presently, he is designated as Joint Managing Director of the Company.
Mr Hegde’s business acumen and vision in logistics business, advanced and modern management proficiency quality drives him as an ideal business leader. He has played a key role in designing and implementing various systems and procedures, which resulted in exponential growth opportunities for the Company.