Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman, Allcargo Logistics and Gati, has been appointed by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, as the Chairman of the Society and Board of Governors (BoG) of the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), one of India’s premium and only institution offering post graduate courses in Industrial Engineering.
NITIE, located in a sprawling 63-acre campus at Powai, Mumbai, was established by the Government of India in 1963 with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the International Labour Organization (ILO) to create skilled professionals. Today, NITIE offers post graduate diplomas in various fields of management and industrial engineering, doctoral fellowship programs and also trains over 2000 professionals through its various week-long Management Development Programs (MDPs) and the Unit Based Programs (UBPs) in different areas of industrial engineering and management.
As Chairman of Allcargo Logistics and Gati, Mr. Shetty, a pioneer in the field of logistics, brings to the table a wide-ranging industry experience that involves spearheading operations across diverse logistics verticals, in over 180 countries around the world and more than 19,800 PIN Codes right into India’s hinterlands. Along with a digitally-enabled business vision for the future, Mr. Shetty’s expertise also extends into strategic growth, M&A, operations, finance and human resources as key pillars in the organization. He has successfully institutionalized these across all the organizations that he has founded or acquired in his illustrious journey so far. NITIE is sure to gain from his thorough understanding of business backed by a vital global perspective.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of NITIE.
NITIE has set high standards of excellence when it comes to striking the right balance between academic knowledge and industrial application. A self-made entrepreneur and astute businessman like Mr. Shetty who also appreciates the importance of education and learning will surely prove to be a noteworthy asset to the institution. We look forward to working together under his dynamic leadership in the emerging situation and explore opportunities in Industry 4.0 and global supply chains in the backdrop of Aatmanirbhar Bharat”, said Prof. Manoj Tiwari, Director, NITIE and Shri Atul Kulkarni, Member BoG, while welcoming his appointment.
A key aspect of Mr. Shetty’s successful leadership across various companies worldwide has been a strong belief in the potential of the youth and learn from their new ideas and points of view. He has a knack of identifying and grooming future leaders and innovators to always stay a step ahead. This approach can prove to be a significant advantage as Mr. Shetty begins his new position at the helm of NITIE, one of the most reputed business education institutions in the country.
Mr. Shetty’s tenure with NITIE will start from 7th November 2020 for a period of four years.