Gati Limited, an Allcargo group company and one of India’s premier express logistics and supply chain solutions providers, today announced the appointment of Pirojshaw Sarkari (Phil) as its CEO.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, in his previous tenures, Mr. Sarkari, who brings in decades of leadership experience, is known for setting up the business and organisation of UPS in India, and also guiding Mahindra Logistics to unprecedented levels of growth.
Bala Aghoramurthy, Deputy Managing Director, Gati-KWE, has decided to take a break from his corporate executive role and will hand over Gati’s leadership to Mr. Sarkari over the next few weeks.
“Gati has been on a strong turnaround and transformation journey over the last one year. I thank Bala for his contribution to Gati and leadership par excellence that he has demonstrated over the years. I also extend a warm welcome to Mr. Sarkari to drive the new phase of growth, with his visionary leadership and business acumen”, stated Mr. Adarsh Hegde, Managing Director, Gati-KWE.
“Mr. Sarkari is an exceptional leader with a strong belief in teamwork, technology and process-led growth. Gati will benefit immensely from his vast experience and become stronger in digital capabilities as we expand our core business to serve customers better. I welcome him to Gati and the Allcargo group”.~Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman, Allcargo Logistics, ECU Worldwide and Gati Limited
Mr. Sarkari set up the Indian operations for UPS, which is among the world’s largest logistics companies and is headquartered in Atlanta, USA. He served as its Managing Director and Country Head till 2010, after which he joined Mahindra Logistics as its CEO. He is known to develop people with potential, build strong teams and help organisations achieve remarkable growth. His focus on culture-building, sustainable growth and future-oriented perspective help drive customer delight and value creation for businesses. Additionally, his experience in capital markets is an asset for transformative growth through organic and inorganic means.
“I am personally very excited about returning to the logistics industry, and what better way than to be associated with the iconic Gati brand that today, with Allcargo, is among India’s largest integrated logistics services providers. I look forward to this journey of growth and diversification in the logistics business, as our country continues its manufacturing impetus. Gati has everything it takes to build a digitally-enabled, world-class logistics business and unlock significant value for all its stakeholders”.~ Pirojshaw Sarkari, Newly-appointed CEO, Gati-KWE
About Gati Ltd
Founded in 1989, Gati Limited – An Allcargo Logistics Group Company is one of India’s premier Express Distribution companies. With a strong presence across Asia, including a nationwide network it covers 735 out of the country’s 739 districts, and more than 19,800 PIN Codes.
Allcargo is the promoter and the single largest shareholder of Gati with 47% ownership, followed by KWE with about 3.5% shares in the company. Gati-Kintetsu Express Private Limited (Gati-KWE) is a Joint Venture between Gati – India’s pioneer and leader in Express Distribution and Supply Chain Solutions, and Kintetsu World Express (KWE) where KWE holds 30% stake in Gati-KWE and Gati holds the remaining 70%.