India’s largest end-to-end logistics services provider, Allcargo has appointed Suresh Kumar as its Chief Executive Officer.
Suresh will head Allcargo’s CFS, P&E, and Contract Logistics divisions as well as focus on overall organisational compliance and adherence to internationally accepted ESG (Environment, Safety, and Governance) standards. He will report at a strategic level to Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman, Allcargo Logistics, ECU Worldwide and Gati, and to Adarsh Hegde, Joint Managing Director, Allcargo Logistics, on all operational matters.
“With the corporate world taking giant steps towards digital innovation and transformation, Suresh’s seasoned leadership and perspective will accelerate the paradigm shifts needed to scale and future-proof the business. His stellar capabilities of leading organisations at diverse stages from launch to growth to transformation, backed by the multicultural experience of working across various states and cities of the country will surely prove to be a great asset as we look ahead to taking Allcargo’s business in India to the next level,” stated Shashi Kiran Shetty.
Boasting over 28 years of industry experience and a proven track record in building and expanding businesses along with driving change management initiatives, his appointment is well-timed with Allcargo’s strides towards sustainable growth and digital transformation.
Prior to joining Allcargo Logistics, Suresh was associated with Vodafone Idea as Operations Director and has served at various leadership positions across Sales and Marketing, and State and Regional business operations as well as National verticals during his tenure there. He is a BTech (Mechanical Engineering) graduate and a post-graduate in Business Administration from IIM Bangalore.
Post the conclusion of their collaboration earlier this year and Gati’s transition into an Allcargo company, the two organisations have embarked on transformation projects aimed at growing the business, digitally-enabling operations, and enhancing customer experiences across the globe. Building and nurturing a sustainable talent pipeline by roping in expertise from within and outside the industry is likely to make a significant contribution to success while achieving the objectives.