Vishal Sharma

CEO - Damco India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Since June 2014, Vishal has been CEO for Damco’s activities in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He brings extensive experience spanning 20 years in container shipping, rail & road transportation, infrastructure development and logistics of which 13 years is with the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.

His most recent role was CEO of Gateway Rail Freight Limited where he led the turnaround of the company which is India’s largest private rail operator.

Vishal also brings entrepreneurial zeal, having co-founded Tuscan Ventures investing private equity in logistics; wherein he was engaged in incubating one of India’s fastest growing cold chain companies, ColdStar Logistics.

Prior to this, he was VP Business Head for Maersk Line in India from 2006 to 2007. He has also had a longer engagement with Maersk in other leadership roles as Vietnam Country Manager from 2003 to 2005 and Director in Group Strategy Office in Copenhagen from 2005 to 2006.

Vishal holds an MBA with Honours from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

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