Indian Transport & Logistics

Allcargo Gati appoints Sandeep Kulkarni as chief operating officer

He will report to Gati Express and Supply Chain (GESCPL)’s managing director and chief executive officer Pirojshaw (Phil) Sarkari.

Allcargo Gati appoints Sandeep Kulkarni as chief operating officer

Sandeep Kulkarni, chief operating officer, Allcargo Gati

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The express distribution company Allcargo Gati (formerly GATI) has appointed Sandeep Kulkarni as chief operating officer and he will be “responsible for formulating strategic planning, driving operational efficiency through new-age technology adoption, leading cross-functional operations, managing key supply chain stakeholders, and building stronger customer engagement by offering innovative and efficient logistics solutions.”

“Sandeep will also drive a culture of innovation by identifying opportunities for technological advancements, process improvements, and sustainable practices,” reads the release.

He will report to Pirojshaw (Phil) Sarkari, managing director and chief executive officer, Gati Express and Supply Chain (GESCPL). The company’s express business is housed under GESCPL.

Sandeep brings in more than two decades of diversified leadership experience in industries such as retail, e-commerce, logistics and supply chain management. Before joining Allcargo Gati, he has worked with Tata Cliq as chief supply chain officer.

Pirojshaw (Phil) Sarkari, said, "We have embarked upon a journey to evolve into a digitally-enabled market leader in express logistics while firmly pursuing the path to profitable growth. Our emergence as the preferred partner for end-to-end logistics across India banking on unmatched reach, speed, convenience and reliability has been guided by our strong leadership team. Sandeep with his wealth of industry experience and strategic vision will play a key role in our mission to achieve stronger consumer engagement and sustainable profitability. I welcome Sandeep to the Allcargo Gati family and we wish him success in his new role. As we continue our growth journey, I am confident that his foresights and experience will facilitate effective execution of our strategic plans

Sandeep Kulkarni, chief operating officer, Allcargo Gati, said, "I am excited to be a part of Allcargo Gati, a pioneer in express logistics business. I look forward to working with the Allcargo Gati team and leveraging my experience in supply chain management and transformation to drive overall efficiency in terms of process optimisation and further strengthening service delivery capabilities. Express logistics has emerged as a key growth engine for the economy and we will work towards achieving sustainable growth by grabbing emerging opportunities and adopting a new-age digitally-empowered solution-oriented approach."

An MBA from Nanyang Business School, Singapore, Sandeep had previously worked in leadership roles in companies like L&T, Amazon and Jio Mart. He had also served Indian Navy as Lieutenant Commander (Operations, Planning, and Project Management).

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