Mr. Dinesh Lal is veteran with more than four decades of experience in the shipping industry. He is renowned for his astute knowledge about the shipping industry. His Management skills and entrepreneurial spirit has driven many conglomerates reach the zenith of success during his tenure.
In the 45 years that he has been in the industry, he has held various positions such as 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; Trustee, Mumbai Port Trust; Trustee, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – Mumbai; President, Nhava Sheva Ship Intermodal Agents Association; President; EU Chamber of Commerce;
President, Indo-Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce; and Chairman, Shipping Sub Committee-Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Lal also helped establish various ventures such as Safmarine, a 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.
Currently, he is a Member of the Board of J. K. Helene Curtis Ltd and Raymonds and is also Chairman of the Chembur Golf Welfare Foundation.