Meet Our Management Team

Capt Yogesh Kundra

President, Gati Intellect

An Indian Army veteran, Capt Yogesh Kundra has nearly four decades of corporate experience in Logistics, Transportation, Project Logistics Management and Strategic Operations. His working profile includes senior management roles in Transport Corporation of India (TCIL), India Cements, Reliance Logistics, Dalmia Cements, GoEx Freight Solutions and Gati Infrastructure Pvt Ltd wherein he had the opportunity to contribute towards, Multi Modal Transportation, Fleet Management, Network Optimization, Freight Management, Logistics Product Services, Profit Center Operations, 3 PL, Cold Chain Operations, SCM strategies and Distribution Planning.

Prof P J Mathews, CMLIT, FSCM

Sr Vice President, Academic Outsourcing-LSCM

A senior industry veteran with28 years of experience in Corporate/ Senior Management positions in Shipping, Chartering, Freight Forwarding, Project Logistics and Multimodal TransportationOperations in Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, Sultanateof Oman, and UAE and close to 18 years’ experience in Corporate Training and Consultancy activities.

He has been an Adjunct Faculty for more than 14 years in Dubai with London School of Economics International Program, University of Wollongong, Heriot Watt, IMT,University of Bolton, RAK, XLRI Dubai Campus & Jamshedpur, India, teaching Supply Chain & Logistics, Management, Corporate Strategy, TQM&HRM.

He is a qualified Management Graduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur and has undergone professional training in Shipping, Chartering and Freight Forwarding in Canada and with Sea Trade Academy, Cambridge, U.K and is certified in International Quality Systems Auditing by Water PLC, London.

He has been a Trainer in National Association of Freight Logistics (NAFL), Dubai and Professional Development Advisor for the Chartered Institute of Logistics & TransportInternational (CILT), UAE & GCC Countries.

Maj Gen Rajesh Kundra, AVSM, SM (Retd)

Vice President, Leadership Studies

A highly decorated veteran Major General from Indian Army with over 38 years of experience in the domain of Executive and Management functions, Leadership, General Administration, Human Resource Development, Logistics, Financial Management, Training and Education, Security Operations including Counter Terrorism and Compliance Management. He is Master’s in Management studies from Osmania University, Masters in Higher Defence Management and Master of Science in Strategic Studies from Madras University. He is a Research Scholar in Vedic / spiritual studies & teachings and presently he is pursuing D Lit in Leadership; The Vedic Way in which he is developing Indian Model of Leadership and behavioural Science based on Vedic Science.

Ramkumar Subramanian

Vice President, Research & Consultancy

An IIT- IIM graduate with 38 years of experience in supply chain, marketing, and operations management. His specific interests are in supply chain optimization, network planning, inventory planning & digitization of supply chain operations. He has worked in SembCorp Logistics, Reliance Logistics, Future Supply Chain, and TVS Supply Chain Solutions in various senior assignments in profit centre management, business development, supply chain solutions, and operations management. He has exposure to varied industry verticals like Auto, FMCG, FMCD, Retail, and Heavy Industries. He has also worked on many projects on change management with a focus on creating value and eliminating waste.

Shyam Ramamurthy

Vice President, Special Projects & GAAP

Shyam Ramamurthy is a Logistics & Supply Chain professional with 34 years of industrial work experience in the functional areas of Purchasing, Scheduling, Inventory Management, Forecasting & Distribution in varied industries – Tyres (CEAT Ltd & Michelin Tyres), FMCG (Procter & Gamble), Chemicals (Rohm and Haas) & Building Materials (Dalmia Cement) - across India & Asia-Pacific regions. His area of interest continues to be in improving efficiency & cost optimization through re-designing Distribution Networks, Sales & Operations Planning, and Inventory Planning.Over the last three years, in addition to consulting with small to medium scale industries in the domain, Shyam has been actively involved in “giving back” through

  • Working with pre-incubates (faculty & students at STEM colleges) using principles of lean methodology to find a Problem-Solution fit as they take their product, solution, or application from Lab to Market through the Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre (GDC) for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (run out of IIT Madras).
  • Curating courseware, organizing & delivering credit elective course on Business & Entrepreneurship for Engineers at NIT, Trichy where he is an adjunct faculty, and
  • Working with upGrad, an online higher education company, in building content and delivering lectures for courses curated by them with Institutes.

Y Bala Phani Kumar

Head, Skill Development

A Management and Law Graduate who excels at leading Government Projects nationwide using his18+ years of experience across various industry sectors including a decade of expertise in Skill Developmentsector. He has managed Skill Development Strategic Business Units (SBU) across India which includes Recruiting,Training and Managing Staff for the skill development initiatives for logistics, healthcare, electronics & hardware,construction, hospitality, and tourism industries. He designed, led and set strategic direction on recruitment and training programs for Government and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects across various verticals for recruiting, skilling/ up skilling, and placement. He has worked for IL& FS, Apollo MedSkills, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation and presently heads the Skill Development initiatives and Staffing Solutions of Gati Academy.

Group Captain Ravi Madhav Sarma, VSM, (Retd)

Dy Director,Tech &Trg

Group Captain Ravi Madhav Sarma, (VSM), (Retd) has three decades of Logistics service in the Indian Air Force, wherein 1/3rd was spent in the training establishments consisting of Airmen Trainees, National Defence Academy Cadets and Mid-level officers of the Indian Air Force. His expertise is in content creation, question bank & lesson plan validation and conduct of examinations. His operational experience includes Supply Chain Support, Provisioning (Demand Planning), Procurement, Contract Management, Logistics & Distribution Management, EXIM & Trade Compliances, Warehousing and Inventory Optimisation and Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief operations.