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Board of Directors

Abdul Khalik Chataiwala
CMD (Chairman & Managing Director)
Mr. Abdul Khalik Chataiwala
Chairman's message
Biography

Mr. Abdul Khalik Chataiwala is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Lancer Container Lines Ltd with the responsibility for the organization and fully owned subsidiaries. He has been a member of Lancer’s board of directors since its inception in 2011.
And Mr. Chataiwala is also President of the Raigad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has 31 years of experience in the field of logistics and this experience helping Lancer to grow potentially. He has completed his graduation from the University of Mumbai. Diploma in Import-Export Management (India International Trade Centre, Bombay) and Masters in Business Administration in shipping logistics (Adams Smith University, USA.) Besides focusing on business, the cause of the wider community is central to his vision. Mr. Chataiwala spearheads the CSR activities of the Lancer Group and has mandated through the CSR initiatives work on providing education, skill development, health & hygiene, and opportunities in sports for enriching the lives of the underprivileged and differently-abled.

Praful Jain
Whole-Time Director
Mr. Praful Jain
Biography

Mr. Praful Jain has 15 years of experience spanning trade, finance, and investment. He has gained a rich experience in MNC’s like ADM (ADMISI) -which is a global fortune 500 company. He was also associated with Philip commodity Pvt Ltd, Fort Capital, and Reliance Capital of Reliance Group. Praful joined Lancer as a Vice President and currently, he is Executive Director (Finance) of our organization and responsible for the overall Finance and Investment function and is instrumental in making strategic decisions for the Company. Mr. Praful holds MBA and Mcom degrees from prestigious universities. His area of expertise includes financial strategy, planning, and Business management.

Amol
Whole-Time Director
Mr. Amol Shirke
Biography

Mr. Amol Shirke is the whole-time Director (Business operations), Lancer Container Lines Ltd. Mr.Amol joined Lancer in 2016 as a Dy General Manager- NVOCC. He joined the board of Lancer Container Lines Ltd in Feb 2020 as a Whole Time Director for business operations. He is well versed in International Trade Business Development having overseas exposure for more than a decade. He has covered regions Right from the Middle East to South East Asia & the Far East including Indian markets which are prime sources of revenues for the Company. His vast experience in the container shipping segment helps Lancer to grow the shipping portfolio of businesses across the world. Prior to joining Lancer, Mr. Amol Shirke having a decade of young experience working at managerial positions in Singapore, one of the world’s busiest ports under the banner of Forbes, St. John. He also has worked with Bhawani Shipping and Ceyline Shipping in India. Over 18 years, of total experience, he had numerous shipping operations and achieved marvelous results.

Suresh Babu Sankara
Independent Director
Mr. Suresh Babu Sankara
Biography

Mr. Suresh Babu Sankara, Independent Director, Lancer Container Lines, is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Raidgad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has extensive experience working across verticals like logistics and International trade. Mr. Suresh Babu Sankara has been associated with Lancer Container Lines since inception and is part of the decision-making body. Mr. Suresh combines professional passion with social compassion and actively participates in the social club like Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai Bayside. He was the Past President of the Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai Bayside. He along with his Team of Rotarians has brought Platinum Award from the District during his tenure as President.

Ameeta Ramesh
Independent Director
Ms. Ameeta Ramesh
Biography

Ms. Ameeta Ramesh is an experienced HR professional with 7 years of corporate work experience with various organizations Like Suman Motels Pvt Ltd, VIP Maxwell Apparels, TechNova Imaging Systems Pvt Ltd, and KaRROX Technologies as well as several philanthropic organizations. During her corporate service, she has handled various HR activities like Recruitment, Employee Orientation, Assisting in Training and Development. Currently, she is the Founder Trustee of the New Era Foundation (NGO). To support entrepreneurs in the country, she has founded ABLE : Association of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Ms. Ameeta is also a Life Member of the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) Navi Mumbai Chapter.

Narayanan Moonlanghat Variyam
Independent Director
Narayanan Moonlanghat Variyam
Biography

Mr. Narayanan Moonlanghat Variyam holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Calicut and a post-graduation degree from the university of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has rich experience in various aspects of finance, Administration, Marketing, and Foreign Trade. His career started with AERO Traders (Presently Woodland Shoes) and moved to Bangkok where he worked with one of the leading textile manufacturing companies and on his return joined VB Dalal & Co. In VB Dalal & Co, he has audited several leading multinational companies like Raymonds, Siddhi Cement, and NRC.

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