KGL was founded in India as a company focusing on logistics, warehousing and consulting. As a logistics-oriented startup, the core of our business is to move the materials and commodities from where they are abundant to where they are most needed. But from day one, we have been determined to be a different breed of a service provider, always aiming to make a difference for our clients and business partners.
Mr. Dilip B. Thakker is a veteran CEO with over four decades of experience in the shipping industry. Throughout his career, he has exhibited exceptional leadership qualities, including his ability to maintain a family-like relationship within his circle. He values trust and loyalty and treats his employees, colleagues, and clients with utmost respect and warmth, creating a supportive and friendly work environment. He has a reputation for being a visionary leader who inspires and motivates his team to achieve their best
Despite his impressive track record, Mr. Thakker likes to maintain a low profile and showcase his down-to-earth personality. His flexible nature and rapid adaptive quality has allowed him to rise hand-to-hand with the ever-growing shipping industry, and he continues to thrive in this fast-paced and ever growing industry.
Age is just a number for Mr. Thakker, and he still has the zeal to explore any new project that comes his way. He is always on the lookout for opportunities to grow and expand his business, and he never steps back from taking risks. His pivotal role in the incorporation of KGL is a testament to his unwavering commitment to the industry, and his foresight and strategic thinking have been instrumental in the company's success.
Mr. Umang Thakker is a young and dynamic entrepreneur who brings a fresh perspective to the shipping industry. As a management graduate with over a decade's worth of experience, he has demonstrated his expertise in the field, and his passion for the shipping arena is evident in his work. In 2018, he established KGL, which was his first stepping stone towards achieving his dream vision of reaching new heights in this industry.
Mr. Thakker is a born leader, who knows how to channelize his positive energy to the team, focusing on achieving KGL's mission. He inspires his team to work towards common goals, encouraging them to go beyond their limits and explore new horizons. His unwavering dedication towards excellence and his insistence on quality, impeccable service, and customer satisfaction has earned KGL recognition as one of the most professionally managed and process-driven organizations in the industry.
Mr. Thakker's focus on quality is reflected in every aspect of KGL's operations, from the services they offer to the processes they follow. He is constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate, and his commitment to excellence has helped KGL stay ahead of the competition. Under his leadership, KGL has become a customer-centric organization that values its clients and their needs. Mr. Thakker's vision and leadership have been instrumental in KGL's success, and he is poised to take KGL to the top of the shipping industry.
Mr. Sushank Mistry is the Executive Director of the company and has over 12+ years of experience in the Shipping Industry. He is one of the pioneers in the company's finance management and has been a prudent commercial executor, having sound knowledge of the Indian taxation laws along with persuasive accounting techniques.
He is highly competent to lead and influence our organisation towards favorable growth and to design and direct strategies that support and enhance organisational operations.
He is well versed in managing company assets, optimising financial operations, providing leadership skills to staff, ensuring tax compliance, advising the board of directors on organisational activities, and overseeing daily operations.
His exceptional stewardship and strategic planning skills play a pivotal role in promoting the organization's mission and vision, which helps in maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Mr. Sunil Menon is a true professional with over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. He started his career as a Management Trainee and has since worked in almost the all departments, gaining comprehensive knowledge of the industry in every field. Mr. Menon has worked with reputed NVOCCs gaining rich experience PAN India.
With his extensive experience, Mr. Menon has handled Sea, Air, Dry, Reefer, ODC, Door to Door shipments, and Cross Trade Shipments too. He specialises in freight forwarding business and global networking, making him an asset to our organization. His in-depth understanding of the industry and its various aspects enables him to handle complex shipping challenges with ease.
Apart from his professional achievements, Mr. Menon is also a great sportsman. He believes that sportsmanship helps build character and fosters teamwork, which translates well into the corporate world. His passion for sports has helped him maintain a work-life balance, and he often participates in sporting events, both as a player and as a spectator. With his experience, Mr. Menon is an expert in his field, and his contributions to the industry have been invaluable.
Mr. Rachin Aiya, the Sales Director at KGL, brings over two decades of experience in sales and marketing to the table. He is a seasoned professional who is known for his exceptional communication, negotiation, and convincing skills. His focus on increasing sales volume while maintaining a strong emphasis on quality service and customer satisfaction is what sets him apart from the rest.
Mr. Aiya understands that building and maintaining strong relationships with shippers and stakeholders is crucial for the long-term success of the company. He works tirelessly to ensure that existing customers are happy with KGL's services and strives to onboard new customers by offering them the best possible solutions. He takes great pride in building long-term relationships that are based on trust and mutual respect.
In a constantly evolving market, Mr. Aiya is cognizant of market trends and works around the best competitive solutions to gain new business. He is always on the lookout for new opportunities and ways to improve KGL's Sales strategies. He understands that every customer is unique and that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. As such, he tailors his strategies to meet the specific needs of each customer, ensuring that they receive the best possible service. He is an asset to our Brand, and his contributions to the company's success are pivotal.
Mr. Viral Aiya is the Operation Director of the company having 6+ years of experience in the shipping industry. Within such a short span, he has gained expertise in managing MNR activities with utmost proficiency in handling Port operations and Custom-related norms. With his excellent communication quality, he has developed a good rapport with Vessel operators, customers, Port authorities, Depot, CFS and many more.
One of Mr. Aiya's key strengths is his ability to handle disputed operational activities with ease. He has quickly gained a deep understanding of the industry and thus is now well-versed with the regulatory requirements, enabling him to provide timely and effective solutions to complex problems.
His knowledge and experience has made him a valuable asset to the organization, and his contributions has helped in the smooth functioning of the company's operations. He has demonstrated a high level of professionalism, dedication, and commitment to his work, which has earned him the respect of his colleagues, peers and the shipping industry.
Mr. Vatsal Ved is the General Manager of the company having over a decade of experience in the shipping industry. He specializes in handling perishable cargoes through Reefer containers, which has given him end-to-end knowledge about the same, making him a valuable resource for the company. He also expertises in bringing new on-boards and handling the existing client accounts.
His key strengths lies in building strong customer relations through personal visits and other means of regular communication. He believes in going the extra mile to establish a rapport with his clients, ensuring they receive top-notch service and their needs are met. This has resulted in a loyal customer base for KGL, which is a testament to Mr. Ved's dedication and hard work.
Mr. Ved is always eager to learn new things which turns in the best favour of the company. He keeps himself updated with the latest trends in the shipping industry to provide his clients with the best possible solutions. His willingness to learn and adapt to changing circumstances is a valuable trait that makes him an indispensable member of the KGL management forum. Also he is known for his quick turnaround of shipments, which is a significant advantage in the fast-paced shipping industry. He understands the importance of timely deliveries and ensures that the shipments are processed efficiently, minimizing any delays or disruptions. His experience and exceptional quality have made him a great addition to the KGL management forum, where he plays a vital role in driving the company's growth and success.