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FM India management team is led by professionals with cross-functional experience in logistics. FM management team brings expertise and knowledge of latest international benchmarks, unmatchable local expertise honed by years of working in the Indian environment and, critically, a “Solution Providers” mentality.

The overriding philosophy of the FM India management team is to look beyond the immediate problems being faced by their clients and to put a sustainable long-term solution in place. In order to deliver the results Spear has put in a lean and flexible organization with a keen process orientation.

Some of the key members of the FM India team are:

Gautam Dembla, Managing Director - India

Gautam, with a postgraduate degree in Business Administration took charge of a large 3 PL company at the very start of operations in 1992. Under his charge the throughput handled for the company’s customers increased from a modest 160 million in 1992 to almost 3500 million in 1999. He was the CEO at the company from 1992 till he left to join a MNC Logistics company. He joined the MNC as a Director-Logistics and set up the Domestic Logistics division. Several warehouse intensive contracts and countrywide operations such as Cummins Auto Services, Crompton Greaves Mumbai warehouses and JVC distribution network stand out as his contribution in his Geo stint.

He has undergone operational training in Dubai and Kuwait, extensively at Mercedes Benz facilities and also at Jebel Ali Port with GAC shipping. Has attended several Logistics and Supply Chain Development programmes at IIMA. He has been a visiting faculty for the Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management at Symbiosis Institute of International Business in Pune.

Piyush Katariya , CFO

Piyush has over 14 years of experience in managing all domains of Finance and Accounting. He has strong hold in setting up policies and procedures in the areas of Financial Management to have better management control.

He holds expertise in Finance, M&A, Accounts, MIS Reporting, Costing, Taxation, Insurance and Legal. He has solid planning and organization skills

He has worked at senior management positions in various organizations of repute including A.V. Birla Group, Lalbhai Group, Nilon’s and others.

He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI and has done his Graduation with Honours in Accounting.

Sachin Shikrapurkar, GM Mumbai Operations

Sachin has over 16 years of experience in logistics operations and commercials.

He has spearheaded operations at Spear Logistics before moving to the role of Head Commercials. He has very strong commercial acumen and had good knowledge of legal matters, contracts and procurement. He has very strong customer relationship management skills.

In the past he has worked with AFL, UPS, Cable Corporation of India.

Mr. Bipin Kulkarni , VP Sales and Marketing

Bipin is having over 20 years of experience in strategy planning, sales & marketing. He has excellent understanding of business dynamics, Solution Design and updated market knowledge. His core strength is set up of shared facilities. He is equipped with good warehousing knowledge and has a solution oriented approach. He is very composed with excellent team management skills and has very good customer relationship management skills.

He has worked in a lead role in companies like Agility Logistics, Kirloskar & Videocon.

Rajesh Tambe , GM National Warehousing Operations

Rajesh is having very rich experience of over 15 years in operations & logistic functions.

He has setup, operationalized and managing over 30 high end warehouses that include Outbound distribution warehouses (after market and finished Goods), catering distribution Pan India, Inbound distribution warehouses, catering raw material from warehouse to assembly line as per production schedules, and In plant operations (line side deliveries), catering parts/raw material from stores to assembly line as per production schedules

He also actively participates in IT developments (Warehouse Management System), preparation of S.O.P, activity flow charts, works instructions, warehouse layout, manpower training etc.

MSRK Raju (Shivram) , GM National Warehousing Operations

Shivram is a seasoned logistics professional with over 19 years of in-depth experience and exposure to the complete range of Logistics and SCM functions, Retail Operations, Warehousing and distribution, Strategic and Operational Procurement, Administration, Training and Development.

He has rendered 15 years of meritorious service in the Indian Navy as a Specialist logistics officer in a strategic role as well as Operational role in various frontline warships.

During his tenure with Agility and Aqua logistics, he worked in leadership roles for providing the complete end to end logistics services for the Common Wealth Youth Games in Pune 2008, as an Operations head. He was also the Project Head for the Logistics & SCM Operations at Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 providing the complete range of solutions in terms of Planning, developing, Operationalization and closing down of the Project Operations.

Mandar Palsule , GM Solutions

Mandar is an alumnus of SUNY Buffalo, USA where he completed his Masters (MS) in Industrial Engineering. Before that he worked in Operations department heading some key accounts over a span of 4 years with Spear.

Immediately after graduating, Mandar set up the operations of a German Freight Forwarding company in Pune and successfully managed the business for 3 years.

He now heads Quality Solutions Department in Spear

Pankaj Salpekar, Head Marketing

Pankaj is a seasoned professional in sales and marketing having over 14 years of experience in varied industries. He has good networking and customer relationship skills.

Before joining Spear, he worked in a lead role in sales and marketing in companies like Transport Corporation of India (TCI), ICFAI and others.

Bablesh Kaushik, GM HR

Bablesh is a HR professional and has more than 29 years of experience in HR, IR and Administration. He had worked for more than 20 years as administrator in Indian Air Force. He has worked for 9 years in Human Resource, Industrial Relation and Administration functions including Recruitment, Performance Management, Training & Development, Statutory Compliances, Employee Engagement.

He Possess strong interpersonal skills, Industrial Relation in manufacturing organization. He possesses proactive Attitude and has abilities to meet present & future goals. He has great expertise in Team building - design & development in the organization. He has been instrumental in Four Wage Agreements with Union and Six Bonus Settlements during his earlier tenure.

Vivek Tembe , General Manager – Projects, Operational Excellence

Vivek did MBA in supply chain and Operation and also did Diploma in Human Resource management. He has 18 + years of Experience in logistics. He has worked in leadership roles with companies like DHL, Linfox etc. He had set up many new projects and operation excellence projects for FMCG, Consumer durables, E-commerce, technology clients. He is an expert in Project management and worked in areas of Cost control, Timely delivery of projects without compromising on Quality.

Vivek has thorough knowledge on warehousing operations and has vast experience in working with some of the industry leaders. It gives him an edge to successfully implement Projects of Operation Excellences. Vivek takes care of new project set up, operational excellence, continuous improvement and innovation and HSE in Spear.

Anish Bhattacharya , General Manager India Transportation

Anish is a young and dynamic professional in the field of logistics, having about 21 years of experience. Adept with crucial aspects of logistics and had worked with companies like Reliance Industries, V- Trans, DHL and others in various capacities in decision making roles. He holds a Doctorate degree in Management.

Sandeep Jagtap, DGM Operations

Sandeep has over 19 years of experience in operations management. He has vast experience in handling automotive supply chains and has handled major accounts like Volkswagen, Mahindra, TATA etc. He has also handled aftermarket business of TOYOTA Motors. Sandeep has managed national responsibilities in his past roles. He has worked in leadership roles with companies like Agility Logistics, CEVA Logistics, Unipart Logistics, TVS Logistics amongst others. He is an expert in implementing continuous improvement projects and has exposure to world class techniques, thanks to his stints with other logistics companies. By qualification, Sandeep is an MBA in supply chain and operations management. He is also a certified Trainer in Standard Work Module. Sandeep is responsible for managing multi-client facilities in Spear FM.

Jayesh Dighe , DGM Corporate Sales

Jayesh has over 15 years of experience in Corporate Sales, Global Account Management & Client relationship management in different industries such as office automation, freight forwarding & contract logistics. He has spent most of his career in generating new revenues and retaining existing customers. He has worked in companies such as Agility Logistics, Geodis Wilson, Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (FMS) amongst others.

Richa Shah , AGM Finance

Richa is a Chartered Accountant (CA) by profession and has over 6 years of experience in areas of Finance, Accounting & Taxation, and has done her Graduation with honours in Accounting. She has vast expertise in Finance, Accounting and Taxation, M&A, MIS Reporting, Costing & Budgeting, Project & Working Capital Finance with Banks, setting up financial & internal controls. She has worked at senior management positions in various organizations of repute including Solairedirect India (Paris based MNC), P.G. Bhagwat & Associates (well known reputed CA Firm), etc.

Jayesh Jeshrani, AGM Commercials

Jayesh is a Result-oriented person with experience over 12 Years in multiple sectors like Logistics, IT, Manufacturing, etc. and has handled challenging assignments in Finance & Accounts and Receivables management with an organization of repute like Maersk, Mphasis, etc. He has very strong commercial and finance acumen with strong emphasis on customer relationship management.

Soosai Kennedy , Regional Operations Manager South

Soosai has over 17 years of experience in warehousing and distribution. Before joining Spear, he has worked with many reputed companies like Kone Elevators, Kuehne + Naagal, Agility. He handled large DCs for customers like DELL, Blue Star, Emerson, Nivea, Xerox, Epson and Rich.

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