Sharad Upasani has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from December 21, 2007.
Sharad has done Masters in Commerce and LLB from Mumbai University and also holds MBA degree from USA. He has varied experience in Administration and had the opportunity to work both in the State and Central Government and Public Sector Corporations. He has worked as Secretary of Industry Department, Maharashtra State and as Managing Director of Maharashtra State Finance Corporation, Chairman of Maharashtra State Textile Corporation and Vice Chairman of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. He retired as Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra.
At the Central level, he has worked in the Finance Ministry, Industry Ministry and Information & Broadcasting Ministry.
He was also Chairman of the Company Law Board and Chairman of the Bureau of Costs and Prices, New Delhi. He was also Chairman of Film Certification Board, Mumbai and Vice-Chancellor of Agricultural University, Akola, Maharashtra.
Sharad was also on deputation to International Monetary Fund, Washington from 1974 to 1978. He is a member of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. After retirement from Government Service as Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra, He is now giving Consultancy on Corporate Law matters and acts as Arbitrator in corporate disputes.
Sharad is Vice Chairman and Member of Council of Management of M. Visvesvaraya Industrial Research & Development Centre, World Trade Centre, Mumbai
Anil Khanna has assumed the position as Managing Director of Blue Dart Express Limited with effect from 21st February 2007.
He has 29 years of experience in various industries and has been with Blue Dart for over 16 years. He moved to the position of Managing Director from his earlier position as Senior Vice President – Western Region.
As the Head of the Western Region, he was responsible for developing business potential, driving strong growths in the region, which contributes to a third of the company’s revenues, and enhancing service quality.
Anil is a graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and holds an MBA degree in Marketing and Finance from UBS, Chandigarh.
Malcolm Monteiro is Senior Vice-President and Area Director, South Asia, DHL. He is responsible for reinforcing the vision of DHL, growing the business, maintaining and growing market share, ensuring high customer service standards for India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
Prior to this role, Malcolm was the Managing Director of Blue Dart between the period from 13th March 2006 to 21st February 2007 and led the organisation’s commendable performance duing the same period. He has over 18 years of experience in various functions in Blue Dart. Malcolm is credited with setting up the much acknowledged Track and Trace System & ERP System (COSMAT 2), as well as the Aviation Space Management System (SMART) among other cutting edge technologies. He was the prime mover in the re-launch of the Blue Dart website, www.bluedart.com – a quick response, interactive eBusiness solutions site as well as building an extensive, secure countrywide IT network.
Malcolm was primarily responsible in developing committed and trained human resources resulting in highly reliable operations and unmatched service excellence that have been major contributors in making Blue Dart the undisputed Market Leader in the Domestic Express Industry.
Malcolm holds a post-graduate degree in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad, and is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai, both of which are world-renowned top ranking institutions in their respective fields.
Clyde Cooper is one of the founding members of Blue Dart Express Limited. Clyde was instrumental in drawing the vision that differentiated Blue Dart and set it on the path of definitive success. He charted the turnaround strategy of the company in 1997, transforming Blue Dart into a consistently profitable one within 2 years, and propelling it into a leadership position in the Express Industry in the South Asian region.
He is presently a director on the board of Blue Dart Express Ltd.
Clyde has over 25 years of experience in the Air Cargo, Aviation and Express Industry, and has been instrumental in leading several initiatives in the express industry in India – the concept of ‘On Board Couriers’, setting up the logistics for the Hub-and-Spoke system and launching India’s first and, till date, only express airline. He has adapted global best practices which set Blue Dart apart from other players in the industry, relentlessly driving up service quality levels to an unparalleled 99.96%, inducting advanced technology, and resolutely upholding the organization’s People programmes that include the Guaranteed Fair Treatment Policy (GFTP) and Employee Satisfaction Survey (ESS).
Clyde is an Economics graduate of Mumbai University.
Suresh G. Sheth
A Commerce graduate from Sydenham College, and a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Member of the Institution of Chartered Accountants for the past 38 years, Suresh Sheth is a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants, Sheth & Company. His area of specialization is Audit, Taxation and Financial Consultancy, and he has travelled worldwide extensively in a professional capacity. He has been a Director of Blue Dart Express Limited since 1992, and has been associated with various charitable institutions.
Jerry Hsu is CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific and a member of the DHL Express Global Management Board. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South East Asia, India and South Asia, Oceania and other markets and territories in the region.
In his former role as President of DHL Express Greater China, Jerry has helped to guide DHL’s Greater China Area to strong double-digit growth and consistent generation of more than US$1.5 billion sales turnover over the last few years. He was instrumental in developing DHL Express’ market leadership position in the Area’s key markets of Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as China, the company’s fastest-growing markets. Under Jerry’s leadership, more than US$1.3 billion has been invested in the Greater China Area.
Jerry Hsu joined DHL Express in January 2001 as Area Director responsible for Newly Industrialized Economies (NIE), which included Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. In September 2002, he was appointed Regional Director responsible for Greater China, Korea Peninsula and Mongolia before being named President for the Greater China Area.
Prior to joining DHL Express, Jerry held various senior positions at U.S.-based DaimlerChrysler Corporation including Vice Chairman of Beijing Jeep Corporation, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific and General Manager of Japan, Taiwan and China subsidiaries.
Jerry graduated from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan, and holds a Master’s degree in International Economics and Politics from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Alternate Director to Jerry Hsu
George Berczely is currently Vice President – Business Planning and Performance Management for DHL Asia Pacific. He is responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, Partnerships and Planning and Performance Management.
Prior to joining Deutsche Post DHL in 2004, George spent about 5 years with McKinsey & Company, Inc., as a strategy consultant specialized in the Logistics sector. He then joined Deutsche Post DHL as Director, Corporate Strategy, where he was responsible for strategy and M&A projects. He then moved to DHL Express in 2007 to lead a project to increase operational efficiency, and took on a role as CFO for Network Operations & Aviation, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, in 2009.
George is a British and Austrian citizen, who has lived and worked in South America, Europe and Asia. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and speaks six languages.