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 the Founder and 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.
Mr. Praful Jain, an accomplished professional with 15 years of experience in Trade finance, Banking and investment, holds an MBA degree from a prominent university. His expertise lies in making strategic investment decisions, covering capital market Treasury and derivatives. Having contributed to Fortune 500 company ADM (ADMISI) and other notable firms like Fort Capital, Reliance Capital, and Philip Commodities, Mr Jain joined Lancer as Vice President and quickly progressed to the role of Director. Currently, as the Director at Lancer, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the overall Banking and Investment function, showcasing his strategic acumen and commitment to business success.
Mr. Amol Shirke serves as the Whole-Time Director (Business Operations and development) at Lancer Container Lines Ltd. Joined Lancer in 2016 as Deputy General Manager - NVOCC, he ascended to the role of Whole-Time Director for Business Operations and Development in February 2020. With over a decade of international exposure, Mr. Shirke is adept in International Trade and Business Development. His extensive experience, spanning the Middle East, South East Asia, the Far East, and Indian markets, significantly contributes to Lancer's global shipping portfolio. Before Lancer, he held managerial positions in Singapore, a key global port, amassing remarkable results in shipping operations over 20 years. Currently, he is engaged in the development of new territory for Lancer at the Mediterranean Sea.
Mr. Suresh Babu Sankara, Independent Director, Lancer Container Lines. 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.
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 organisations. During her corporate service, she has handled various HR activities like Recruitment, Employee Orientation, and Assisting in Training and Development. she is the Founder and Trustee of the New Era Foundation (NGO). She is a Social Entrepreneur and heads three Verticals. She is a Co-Founder of ABLE- Association of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, an organisation that supports, Startups Entrepreneurs and MSMEs through various knowledge-based program and networking events and help build an ecosystem to cater to the Entrepreneur Community, she is also a Founder of Avishkar Learning Center, an institute that caters to Learning Disability and Alternative Education. She runs MeadowBrite Enterprises which deals into Cotton Sanitary Napkins and Incinerators for disposing of Soiled Pads. Ms. Ameeta is also a Life Member of the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) Navi Mumbai Chapter. EX Rotarian, Charter Member of Inner Wheel Club of Airoli. Navi Mumbai
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 Joined J &K Cidco later on he moved to Thailand 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 Raymond’s, Siddhi Cement, and NRC.