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.