Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), the country's largest private port developer, has appointed Mrithyunjay (Mittu) Chandilya as its CEO of the logistics business.
"We welcome Mrithyunjay Chandilya to the Adani Group. Our country has laid strong emphasis on manufacturing and initiatives such as "Make in India" are boosting domestic production, which in turn is bolstering the logistics industry. Logistics is the backbone of our economy, providing the efficient and cost-effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend. As a group we aim to build our identity around an integrated logistics business model, we are not going to be known as just a port company but more as a logistics company led by our ports business," said Karan Adani, CEO of APSEZ.
Chandilya started his career with lngersoll Rand as its Business Development & Marketing and after a stint of seven years at lngersoll Rand, he joined Egon Zehnder in Singapore as its Principal Management Consultant where he worked till April 2013.
From Egon Zehnder, Chandilya joined AirAsia India as the Chief Executive Officer based at Bangalore and worked with AirAsia lndia from May 2013 to April 2016.
Chandilya comes with experience in both the domestic and international markets. "He will play an important role in seamlessly integrating our logistics vertical with our Ports and SEZ business working towards our strategy of becoming a one-stop shop for many of our major customers. We wish him all the success for a long and fruitful association with the Adani Group," said Adani.