S. Xavier Britto, Chairman of Kerry Indev Group and one of the most prominent figures of the logistics ecosystem in India, has recently been conferred with the prestigious Degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) by Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS). The Degree has been awarded to Mr Britto in recognition of his strong leadership in the field of logistics as well as his philanthropic contributions that have had far-reaching impact in the society.
The Degree was pronounced by the Founder Chairman Dr Ishari K. Ganesh at the 9th Convocation of VISTAS on 23rd April 2019 and was awarded by Venkaiah Naidu, the Honorable Vice President of India.
Xavier Britto started his career as a Professor in Loyola College, and later on ventured into Logistics business. Today, he is a doyen of the logistics industry with many feathers to his cap. Apart from being the Chairman of Kerry Indev Logistics, he is also the Managing Director of Ennore Cargo Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd and BSV Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd. Since the very start of his career, he has been a giver to the society and has participated in philanthropic activities for the betterment of society.
Under his watch, Indev became the first logistics company to receive the AEO status from Government of India for providing diverse logistics activities such as Custom House Agency, Container Freight Station, Inland Container Depot and International Freight Forwarding. Kerry Indev has issued the first licence in the Private Sector to set up Air Freight Station near Chennai.