Allcargo Gati appoints Sandeep Kulkarni as COO

Allcargo Gati Limited (formerly GATI) one of India’s leading premier Express Distribution and Supply Chain solution provider, has appointed Sandeep Kulkarni as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Sandeep 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. He will report to Pirojshaw (Phil) Sarkari, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Gati Express and Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd. (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.

Welcoming Sandeep Kulkarni at Allcargo Gati Limited, Pirojshaw (Phil) Sarkari, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, GESCPL 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

Commenting on his appointment, Sandeep Kulkarni, Chief Operating Officer, Allcargo Gati Limited 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).