Joining the family business at an early age of 18, he has over three decades of experience in shipping, logistics and the maritime industry. He successfully spearheaded the group's diversification from a ship agency to encompass project cargo movement, bulk and container port infrastructure, container freight stations, inland container depots and container rail operations enabling J. M. Baxi & Co to emerge as the largest logistics solutions provider in the country today.
His in-depth knowledge of the Indian transportation sector, diverse experience, business acumen and keen foresight have contributed significantly to the growth of J. M. Baxi Group.
He too joined the business when he was 18, and has worked his way from the bottom to the top. With an MBA from the INSEAD institute of management, he has played a pivotal role in ensuring that J. M. Baxi Group stays ahead of its peers. He strives to see that the group is recognised as a pioneer and innovator in the maritime logistics market. He has been instrumental in making J. M. Baxi Group a truly global organisation and an acknowledged thought-leader in the Indian maritime domain. He has played a key role not only in envisioning the group's growth strategy but also in steering the business forwards with substantial value-addition to its business portfolio.
He has independently spearheaded from conception to execution many new ventures for the group. He currently heads the new inland terminals and rail business. He has set up and managed the in-house EPC/PMS divisions, which look after all the new constructions within the group. He broke new ground in international freight forwarding with the creation of Boxco World, a joint venture in Myanmar.
"Any business should have in its DNA the ability to keep morphing itself to remain relevant, often changing itself radically from its original form" and "Work should be fun" are the principles he lives by.
Mr Parikh has a vast and varied experience of over 40 years in accounts, finance, taxation and banking. He is on the board of various group companies as an executive director. He also heads the Corporate Finance Cell.
Mr K. Narayanan has a BSc (Maths) and also holds a diploma in personnel management and industrial relations. He has over 35 years of experience in human resources, industrial relations and administration. He has been an integral part of the J. M. Baxi Group for the past 18 years, implementing HRM policies across the group companies.
Mr Saandip Wadhwa has an overall experience of 28 years in the corporate strategic planning, which involves looking into new and upcoming projects from the time they are envisaged until they are awarded and implemented. Being a management graduate, he possesses a systematic information based approach in undertaking and tackling various challenges. He has been associated with the J. M. Baxi Group for over 25 years.
He is responsible for planning and executing all new infrastructure projects of the JMB Group and he also leads the corporate strategy of the group. With over 34 years of experience in the marine industry handling multiple new projects and challenges, brings tremendous project execution skills and a wide breadth of experience in maritime logisticsto the company.
Gautam has 28 years of experience in sales and marketing, strategy and business development in the container shipping industry, with pan-India responsibilities. His current portfolio comprises overseeing business development of the group’s container shipping vertical as well as a JV operation in Myanmar, and engaging with various principals.
Surya has over two decades of experience in corporate finance: debt funding, raising equity capital and treasury. He heads the Accounts and Finance function at the group’s container terminal in Visakhapatnam and the Inland Container Depot and Rail business. He has achieved significant cost savings for group. Apart from the finance function, he is actively involved in strategic decision-making.
Udit has a career spanning over 20 years, with experience in rail, air, land and ocean shipments. Through good times and continued tough economic periods, Udit has accumulated a wealth of professional and managerial experience along with invaluable industry insights and contacts that place him in good stead as a leader in networking.
He has over 22 years of experience in strategic roles of IT service delivery, IT transformation, Operational Efficiency and Optimization, Asset management and enterprise service delivery. His area of expertise includes Business alignment, Technology governance, Technology management, Project Portfolio management, Infrastructure management, Accident investigation trainer, Risk Management and Innovation.