Supply Chain and Logistics Summit, Year 2021

 India and World, Digital Edition 

25th August 2021, 9 AM - 5 PM




Ajit Jangle

Ajit Jangle
CEO - Supply Chain, DP World India

Ajit Jangle is the Chief Executive Officer- Supply Chain at DP World. Ajit has over 27 years of experience in shipping and logistics business with domain expertise in managing multi-modal global supply chain projects. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing the express, contract logistics, CFS and bulk business units of DP World-India.  Prior to joining DP World, he was the Country Head and Chief Operating Officer of TVS Logistics India.

Ajit started his career with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and was associated with them for 10 years in various capacities. In his last role as National Manager (Supply Chain), he was responsible for managing supply chain functions like production planning, inbound logistics and distribution of finish vehicles at Mahindra. Post Mahindra, he worked with APL Logistics, as Regional Director for Middle-East and Africa region and served as the Managing Director at both APL Logistics and APL Liner. He was Managing Director at Toll Global Logistics India (2008-2013) and Group Chief Operating Officer at Allcargo Logistics (2013-2017).

He has extensive experience managing the supply chain and logistics business in India and Middle East. In his previous roles, he has helped organisations manage their logistics businesses in Middle-East and Africa region, including in UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius and South Africa.

Ajit is a graduate in Mechanical Engineer from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai and holds a master's degree in Financial Management from NMIMS, Mumbai. He has completed CPIM Supply Chain certification from APICS US and Strategic Management certification from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Abdelghany Mohamed Abdelghany Eladib

Abdelghany Mohamed Abdelghany Eladib
President & General Manager, Middle East & Africa – SIG Combibloc Obeikan FZCO

Abdelghany Eladib has held the position of President & General Manager, Middle East and Africa, since 2021. Prior to his current position, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer in the SIG Combibloc Obeikan joint venture since he joined in 2017. 

Bringing more than 26 years of Food and Beverage industry leadership, expertise and executive management experience to his role with the company, Abdelghany manages the corporate direction and strategy and focuses on the company’s digital transformation, diversification, increased efficiency and performance optimisation.

SIG Combibloc Obeikan is SIG Combibloc Obeikan, one of the world’s leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging and filling machines for food and beverages across Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The company offers high-speed and efficient aseptic filling machines with unbeatable volume, format and product flexibility. Through 9 offices located strategically across MEA and a state-of-the-art production facility in Riyadh, the Firm presents a unique technology and outstanding innovation solutions for operating smarter factories in order to address the ever-changing needs of consumers.

From managing business for organizations worth over 1 Billion USD or leading strategies to scale up operations for multinational conglomerates, Abdelghany has a proven track record in different multinational organisations where he served in a number of senior management positions. Prior to joining SIG Combibloc Obeikan, he worked with Procter and Gamble, Kraft, Cadbury, Bel Food and MARS.

Abdelghany holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma in Strategic Management from Jack Welsh Institute in USA.


Jasjit Singh Sethi

Jasjit Singh Sethi
Chief Executive Officer, TCI Supply Chain Solutions

Jasjit carries more than 30 years of work experience in Sales, Logistics and Supply Chain management functions along-with strategic leadership and change management. He joined TCI in the year 2000 and is now serving as CEO, TCI Supply Chain Solutions.
TCI Supply Chain Solutions is a single window enabler of Logistics and Supply Chain encompassing all the needs right from conceptualization to implementation for high value industry segments like Automobile, Retail & CP, E-Commerce, Telecom & Hitech, Chemical, Life Sciences and Healthcare.
He is an alumni of Harvard Business School, Amity Business School and Punjab University, Chandigarh, besides courses with NITIE (Powai), National University of Singapore and MDI (Gurgaon). He is currently serving as:  Director, Transystem Logistics Pvt Ltd  Director, TCI Concor Multimodal Logistics Pvt. Ltd.  Director, TCI Cold Chain Solutions Ltd.  Member of National Committee on Infrastructure, FICCI  Member, ASSOCHAM National Council on Logistics  Member, CII National Committee on Retail  Advisory Board Member, Maritime Gateway
He has a deep interests in Supply Chain / Logistics Industry with keen interest in technology and a digital transformation enthusiast.

Prof. Chriopher Abraham

Prof. Chriopher Abraham
CEO, Dubai Campus, S.P. Jain School of Global Management

Prof. Christopher Abraham is a permanent resident of Canada with three Post Graduate qualifications in HRM, Business Administration (Marketing), and Labor & Administrative Law and has a PhD in Positive Psychology. He is a Certified Design Thinker from IDEO/Stanford and has thirty-three years’ experience in management consulting, marketing, and management education in India, Canada, Singapore and the UAE.
Currently he is the CEO & Head - Dubai campus and Sr. Vice President (Institutional Development) at the S P Jain School of Global Management, a Forbes Top 10, Economist & FT Top 100 ranked Business School, with campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney
Prof. Abraham has been a visiting Professor at many leading universities in Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore and UK. Earlier in Dubai, he headed the Executive MBA Program of XLRI, Jamshedpur, one of Asia’s top business schools.
His areas of competence are Innovation, Design Thinking, Strategy, Marketing, Neuroscience of Decision Making, Future of Education, Science of Happiness and Leadership.

A much sought after TEDx and keynote speaker, he has successfully presented in numerous global forums and has also conducted many consulting and executive development assignments for global organizations, including The World Bank, The Executive Council (Govt. of Dubai), Emirates Airlines, SEWA, Aramex, DHL, P & G, LG, AW Rostamani (Nissan Auto) etc.

Awards/Honorary Positions
Twice Awarded “Best CEO in the World” in 2018 & 2019, by Indo – UAE Business & Social Forum
Twice winner of the Education Leadership Award – World Leadership Congress 2015 & 2017
Regularly Interviewed in leading TV & Media Channels like CNBC, Dubai Eye, Dubai TV etc.
Twice awarded “Outstanding Professional of the Year “by Junior Chamber Intl.
Honorary Fellow – Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square 
Global Advisory Board Member - World CMO Council (Council of Chief Marketing Officers)
Advisory Board Member – CEO Clubs Worldwide
Senior Advisory Board Member –WASME World Association of SMEs (An UNESCO Initiative)
Senior Advisory Board Member – World Sustainable Business Forum
Director – S P Jain Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness
Member of the Governing Board – Gulf Marketing Association

Basant Tanwar

Basant Tanwar
Country Head Contract Logistics, DP World India

Basant has 19 + years in 3PL and Logistics sector.

He is currently the Country Head Contract Logistics for DP World, India.

He has been previously associated with companies like 

TVS Logistics 

Kuehne Nagel India Pvt. Ltd. 

CEVA Logistics 

DHL Supply Chain Solution Pvt. Ltd.

Achievements and Awards:
Best Award for Financial and Operation performance in year 2016 : Kuehne Nagel 

National Process Initiative Champion in year 2011 : DHL Supply Chain

Achievers of the year 2010 : DHL Supply Chain

He is a Mathematics Graduate and also hold an MBA from Pune University.

Abhishek Prakash Rao

Abhishek Prakash Rao
Director – Group Sales & Marketing, Varuna Logistics, India

Mr. APR (Mr. Abhishek P Rao), joined Group Varuna as Director – Group Sales & Marketing on March 16, 2017. He is responsible for taking Group Varuna to the next level, building on the foundation and momentum to achieve organization goals.  


APR is an accomplished business leader with experience throughout the Supply & Demand Chain in various capacities across sectors such as Automotive, Technology, Food & Beverage, Telecom, etc. excluding Chemical during his experience of more than 21 years including multinationals and Indian conglomerates.

 At GE, he worked towards the end of his stint as a Profit Center Head (looking after Order Procurement Sales Inventory and Compliance) for a USD 2.5 million BU and his first know-how with Lean and Six Sigma.

He later moved on to work for Exel Plc (the No. 1 Contract Logistics & Supply Chain Co in the World) and steered the India ship towards its first Automotive In-plant Project Implementation, USD 20 million worth EUB Customs Project, further on DHL as National Program Manager- Technology, Business Head for a Startup, Nominated CEO in the 2nd year by the Board, Nominated CEO Asia in the 3rd year by the Board.

He later joined GATI to give it a lot of firsts, such as, first ever 3 times growth in the Supply Chain Management and Solutions Engineering Business, first ever Hospitality Supply Chain Solutions Design victory, first ever YOY Operating Margin above 27 % in the FMCG sector.

He was with the Godrej Group prior to joining Group Varuna as a Business Head ecommerce and more so into operations by way of Logistics, e Delivery (Technology), Customer Service Operations & Home Delivery for Godrej Nature’s Basket a Godrej Industries Initiative. APR brings along with him, expertise in Sales & Marketing, Operations, Solutions Design Engineering, Equity advisory  and business transformation.


He is Global Advisor Board Member, ISCEA (International Supply Chain Educational Alliance) since Aug 2016, Advisory Chair for The Economic Times Global Logistics, On the Jury of Ptak Supply Chain Award, Jury of Global Logistics Award, Speaker at TAPA Asia (Transported Asset Protection Association) and Business Schools such as NITIE, Symbiosis, SP Jain, Sadhana, ISB&M, IIT Mumbai, IIM Kozhikode and Shillong. He is a Post Graduate in Business Management from NUS Business School, Singapore. He spends his leisure time by playing Golf, Music, Painting, Rifle Shooting and Playing Soccer.


Recent event participations

  • Panel moderation of Pharma track at 6th Inflection Conference and Awards on 16th May in Mumbai moderated by Joint Secretary of Logistics
  • Speaker at FICCI conference on National Logistics policy Draft held on 19-20 Feb in Delhi
  • Panel moderation at Auto Connect, 2018 on 10th October in Pune




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