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Fostering Infrastructure Integration in India: What needs to be done to reduce cost of logistics?

Fostering Infrastructure Integration in India: What needs to be done to reduce cost of logistics?

Wednesday, 14th July
16:30 - 17:30 | Indian Standard Time (GMT+5:30)

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Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Global Head of Infrastructure & India
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Pedro Nicolau is a Partner and the Global Head of Infrastructure and Portfolio Director for India at GRI Group. He leads the infrastructure division which is active in Latin America, India, China, and the USA. He also leads the real estate activities in India with a local team based in Mumbai. Prior to GRI, Pedro worked for Clarion Events Brazil in the Transportation, Mobility, and Sanitation portfolio. He has a bachelor degree in International Affairs at Unesp (São Paulo State University).
Surekha Mahajan
Surekha Mahajan
Director - InfrastructureGRI Club

India’s supply chain and logistics sector, one of the largest globally and worth $215 billion growing at a CAGR of 10.5 per cent, faces several barriers to growth despite its criticality to the economy. An unbalanced logistics modal mix, high indirect costs, fragmented infrastructure and networks, and limited technology adoption has been hampering the sector’s growth.Current logistics cost of India is 14% of its GDP, while that of other countries in US & Europe is 8-10%. That's the optimum level at which India needs to reduce its logistics costs.


Discussion will touch on:

  • How important is the role of other infrastructure sectors like roads, Energy, and railways in reducing this cost?

  • Is India on the right track regarding adoption of new technologies in logistics to reduce cost?

  • What are the key challenges faced by the industry to attract investments?

  • Will National Logistics Policy be key to achieve integrated infra development?

Wednesday, July 14th 2021
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Atul Sanganeria
Atul Sanganeria
Asian Development Bank
Krishna Kotak
Krishna Kotak
J. M. Baxi Group
Atul Sanganeria
Atul Sanganeria
Infrastructure Consultant and Logistics expertAsian Development Bank
Atul is a seasoned Infrastructure professional with vast experience of working in Industrial corridors, transportation and multimodal logistics with focus on project design, feasibility in infrastructure development, infrastructure financing, regulatory, policy and governance issues. Atul has policy, finance and economics degree from NUS Singapore, JNU, Delhi and St. Xaviers Kolkata. In his current role he is working with the several line ministries and state governments on Logistics sector development, industrial corridor and park development including integration in GVCs. His past roles include Economist (Consultant) for IFC in Singapore, Public Finance Economist for PwC South Asia and J. Economist for Willis Towers Watson.
Krishna Kotak
Krishna Kotak
ChairmanJ. M. Baxi Group
Joining the family business at an early age of 18, he has over three decades of experience in shipping, logistics and the maritime industry. He successfully spearheaded the group's diversification from a ship agency to encompass project cargo movement, bulk and container port infrastructure, container freight stations, inland container depots and container rail operations enabling J. M. Baxi & Co to emerge as the largest logistics solutions provider in the country today. His in-depth knowledge of the Indian transportation sector, diverse experience, business acumen and keen foresight have contributed significantly to the growth of J. M. Baxi Group.
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