Mahendra Agarwal is the Founder & CEO of Gati Ltd.’ leader and pioneer in Express Distribution and Supply Chain Solutions. He established Gati in 1989 with an aim to redefine the logistics industry. Mr. Agarwal is the driving force behind Gati’s journey to leadership position. His foresight has been instrumental in the company’s exponential growth b y venturing into global markets and diversifying into varied domains. He combines his entrepreneurial skills with business acumen to enable a sustainable business model. Under his visionary leadership, Gati has evolved into a major ILSP (Integrated Logisti cs Service Provider).
The Indian Express Cargo industry barely existed in the late 1980s. The concept of Door Pick up and Door Delivery, Express Cargo, Retail Express Cargo, Multimodal Express Delivery, Integrated Logistics and many such innovative ideas w ere conceptualised and pioneered by him successfully in India. In 1996, he decided to tie up with Indian Airlines to facilitate speedy delivery of shipments. Tod ay Gati Limited has offices in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand apart from SAARC count ries that concentrate on India - centric distribution solutions.
Mr. Agarwal is an avid speaker and has been invited to many symposia and forums like the Global Logistics Summit 2006 held at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the Logistics 2005 con ference. He was also invited by IIM (Ahmedabad) to interact with the students. In June 2008, he was awarded “Best Entrepreneur of the Year” by Hyderabad Management Association. In Sep 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th Express Logi stics & Supply Chain Conclave held at Mumbai. In the same year he was also conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award from ASBM. In 2012, he was honoured with two more awards – ‘Executive of the Year’ Award (Logistics) by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC ) for his contribution to the Indian Supply Chain & Logistics Industry and “Logistics Promoter Award” at the Logistics Talent Hunt 2012 International Conference.
An astute professional, he has implemented the “Domino discipline” in his organisation and see ks to make it a way of life at Gati. A leader, thinker and philosopher, Mr. Agarwal is an institution by himself. Apart from being on the Board of several Indian companies, Mr. Agarwal is also the founder member of SCLG India (in addition to being a member of the international board of advisors for SCLG Global), elected member of CII Southern Region Council, member of CII Institute of Logistics Advisory Council & FICCI’s Civil Aviation Committee.
He holds an Engineering Degree from Bangalore University and a Masters in Business Administration from Austin, USA. He loves travelling, golf and swimming. Mr. Agarwal continues to guide Gati towards the future with characteristic passion and a commitment to excel in everything he does.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021