Global Logistics Show 2018

17-19 January 2019

Hitex, Hyderabad

Abhishek Prakash Rao

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Abhishek Prakash Rao

Head Supply Chain & E Commerece Delivery, Godrej Natures Basket

APR as he is fondly called in the industry was addressed as the Youngest CEO Globally under 30 at a Conference of Supply Chain Asia in 2008, to Strategize, Build and Operate a Supply Chain Management & Solutions Business for a Conglomerate in India and a Moving business in Asia.

Having started his journey of work experience at an age when most of us are still coming to terms with teenage anxiety or what to study 3~4 years from now - engineering, armed forces, civil services, medicine, creative arts ??, he worked as a Salesman, Marketing Assistant, Voice Jockey and Advertising Assistant until he stumbled upon a million dollar pedestal, gaining experience at the Worlds Most Admired Company for decades, General Electric. 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 Inplant 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.

Godrej Nature's Basket an Initiative of Godrej Industries Limited is his current work home, where he leads e Delivery, Logistics, Customer Delight and Collections for the Business.