FFFAI Hall Of Fame
Mr. Arvind Parikh – Past President & Advisor –FFFAI was bestowed with mention in Hall of Fame for being the first Asian Forwarder to become a President of FIATA and leading Indian Forwarder to be International.
Tushar Jani is from the third generation of his family business of freight forwarding since 1976, and took over the reins of SCA Group of companies which has been involved in custom clearance and freight forwarding in India. He has started various new innovative ideas within the freight forwarding industry in the late seventies in India and was among first few to dispatch Sea-bound containers to far flung area . His spirit to do think and implement innovative ideas made him to start an Air cargo business by Chartering freighters in early eighties for factories starting of export goods..
His experience in the Air freight business and partnering with his two colleague, he founded Blue Dart Courier Services with lot of hard work and dedication. Blue Dart Courier Services became South East Asia largest Express Company and later named it as Blue Dart Express Limited over a period of time. The growth of Blue Dart Express prompted him to promote India’s first and only successful Air Cargo Airline , Blue Dart Aviation Limited with five 737-200 Aircrafts, of which he is current founder chairman. Today Blue Dart operates with seven 757 freighters within India which covers all the major and mini-metros which are the most busiest commercial Hubs of India
He also started NVOCC business under the name SWIFT FREIGHT PVT.LTD in early nineties with his two partner. Swift Freight was the first from India to start business in United States of America with FMC registration and having offices across the country and in USA.
In 2007, Tushar along-with his partner took controlling interest in Cargo Service Center (CSC) an Air Cargo handling company. Cargo Service Center India Private Limited , is today the largest Air Cargo handling Company in India with its operation in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Mangalore and Aurangabad. Tushar is currently the Group Chairman of CSC.
Tushar has participated and lead many trade body association in India
- He was the founder Chairman of Express Industries Council of India.
- He was also the president of Association of Multimodal Transport Operator of India.
- He was Chairman of CII, National Committee of Logistics.
- He was Chairman Maharashtra State CII.
- Currently he is founder Chairman Association of Cargo Handlers of India ( ACHAI)
- He is Vice President of Air Cargo Forum of India (ACFI)
Shashi Kiran Shetty
Founder and Chairman
Shashi Kiran Shetty has been pioneering the Indian logistics sector since more than two decades and has helmed major transformations riding on the growth of Indian economy. A true entrepreneur, he began early, when the logistics sector was at nascent stage in 1993, by founding Allcargo Logistics which today enjoys the status of being India’s largest integrated logistics company in the private sector. Its world-class services include MTO, Contract logistics and Project Equipment, with each carving a niche of its own.
Spearheading 10 key global acquisitions in less than a decade, Shashi Kiran Shetty sets a brilliant example of benefiting from first movers advantage, wherein he saw the formidable strength and bright future the sector holds in India and globally.
He made history in 2005-06, when the acquisition of Belgium-based ECU-LINE, the world’s second largest NVOCC player, stunned the world as its revenues were almost 5 times that of Allcargo Logistics. The winning streak continued till 2013 with subsequent acquisitions of companies in key geographies like China, Europe and the U.S.
Through strategic expansion of service portfolio across key markets and global consolidation of mergers, backed by Mr. Shetty’s zeal to cater to domestic demands, Allcargo Logistics has grown to be a global leader in integrated logistics solutions, operating in over 160 countries with 300+ offices, housing more than 8,500 team members and minting revenues to the tune of approximately USD 1 billion, with facilities which are industry benchmarks.
With Mr. Shetty’s insistence on quality, impeccable execution and customer satisfaction, Allcargo Logistics is recognised as one of the most professionally-managed and process-driven organisations.
Consistent and valuable contribution to the sector led him to being awarded with the prestigious ‘Lifetime Contribution to Freight Award’ at the Global Freight Awards 2015, London.
For strengthening trade between India and Belgium through the economic initiatives of Allcargo Logistics and ECU-LINE, Mr. Shetty was conferred with the highest civilian honour – ‘Distinction of Commander of the Order of Leopold II’ by H.M. King Philippe of Belgium in 2015.
In recognition of his business leadership and outstanding contributions as CEO, he was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Services Category by Ernst & Young in 2010, in addition to several industry awards.
Mr. Shetty was awarded the ‘Honorary Doctorate’ by Mangalore University in 2015, for his professional achievements, as well as for his philanthropic contributions. Mr. Shetty is a staunch believer of CSR and actively leads the initiatives of Avashya Foundation, the group’s NGO wing involved in Natural Disaster Relief, Education, Healthcare, Women Empowerment, Sports and Environmental Sustainability.
He is a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer.