A mechanical engineer by training, Jaidev has worked across diverse fields, including international trade, food processing and manufacturing, airline operations, and logistics. He started his career at Hindustan Petroleum, where he rose from being an operations officer to a projects engineer in a very short span. He then moved on to work with an international trading company that handled processed food exports. In 1993, he joined one of India's first few privately run, start-up airlines and spearheaded negotiations with Daimler-Benz to purchase aircrafts for the fleet. In 1998, he joined the Chakiat Group, a company with over 60 years of experience in the shipping and logistics industry. During his 15-year tenure, he set up the Hyderabad division for the company, built the company's tank division, and set up an agency network across the world. In 2013, he and others, took over Libenal Logistics, a small tank operator, and provided a fresh infusion of capital and industry expertise. This company was then rebranded, restructured, reinvigorated and is now the Deccan Transcon Leasing Pvt Ltd you see today. Jaidev's leadership helped turn the company's fortunes around, from a humble turnover of Rs 10 million to ending 2019 with a total turnover of Rs 485 million.
A commerce graduate, Shekar has over 18 years of experience in the shipping industry. In 2000, he joined Jaidev Menon at a leading shipping agency company based in South India with operations in multiple ports, where he handled operations of the shipping line at Hyderabad Dry port and was actively involved in allied logistical activities, including handling transport and custom clearances. Post this stint, he continues to work with Jaidev Menon at Deccan Transcon, where he oversees tank operations and the freight forwarding business.
With over 10 years of experience working with international trade and relations, Karthika has handled a slew of different verticals. During the course of her career, she has worked on branded content, handled design, worked on online content and strategy, worked with marketing teams, and has managed various investment portfolios. She has also done a few freelance interior design projects for offices in Hyderabad. She's currently head of HR at Deccan Transcon Pvt Ltd. She's also quite the Chef and is a budding painter too.
Indrajit Ray has over 24 years of experience in liner shipping + 10 of experience in ISO tank industry. He served as Country Head , India , at his previous stint with a Shipping line of repute . He successfully set up business network for two ISO tank NVOCC operators, one based in Singapore, and the other in Mumbai. Looking for a new challenge, he took the mantle of CEO & Global Commercial Head at Deccan Transcon, and is looking at expanding the company's operations to service more partners worldwide.
Bejoy has been associated with the shipping and logistics business since 1994. He was involved with Liner and ISO tank agency business in India and the Middle East during his tenure as a shipping professional.
He is experienced in ISO Tank Logistics and has a wide network of contacts and friends in the ISO tank industry especially in the India, Middle East and Africa.
His role in Deccan revolves around Marketing, Business and Network Development. He focuses on Relationship Management with our Network partners and Business development for better fleet utilization.
He love meeting people, travelling and learning about different cultures.
A graduate from IBS, Hyderabad, Pranav has a strong background in Business Management and Marketing. He joined Deccan right after he graduated, and in over 5 years, he has helped Deccan Transcon scale, right from its initial days, by providing critical insights and helping smoothen the overall functionality of the business. He currently spearheads Deccan Transcon’s business operations as Chief Operating Officer. His areas of expertise include designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures, overseeing daily operations and communication with multiple teams (IT, Marketing, Sales, Finance), managing relationships with partners/vendors, controlling company costs, introducing tactical initiatives to support financial goals, and establishing policies that promote company culture and vision. In his spare time, Pranav enjoys playing football and basketball. Pranav is a dedicated leader who aims to ensure that the company delivers stellar structured solutions for all shipping and logistic needs.
At Deccan, Rajeev is driving and managing growth across all functions in the organisation. He brings 25+ years of corporate intrapreneurship experience to the start-up ecosystem. He is a start-up enthusiast who loves working with early stage start-ups and active investors in the ecosystem. He has been a panelist and speaker at several start-up events. Rajeev mentors start-ups on the rigor and process of expanding and achieving scale, preparing them for growth. He is deeply engaged with, and actively mentoring eight start-ups in deep tech, IoT, social commerce, education, automotive and Enterprise SaaS. He also works as an advisor over a dozen start-ups every week from across the globe, for providing product and go-to-market feedback and fund raising support. A seasoned business leader, Lean Six Sigma practitioner and consultant, he has worked with Fortune 100 clients in design and deployment of business transformation strategies. Has successfully set up several new business lines and operations, from manufacturing lines in China, to outsourcing and consulting services in India. Rajeev is an Electrical Engineer by education, a GE-certified Master Black Belt and Gallup-certified Strengths Coach.
Prabhat Ranjan is a science graduate & MBA (Port & Shipping Management from UPES, Dehradun) and an IMDG code trained techno-commercial professional with more thank 10 years of experience in the ISO tank industry. Over the years his various roles saw him look at ISO tank sales & marketing, ISO tank logistic & operations, global equipment management, global technical – M&R, cargo compatibility and other profiles at principal level during previous years of working in ISO tank industry. He joined Deccan in 2021 as Manager – Agency Operations and has been tasked with the responsibility of making ISO tank logistics & operations in India completely hassle-free.
Jayesh comes with over 17 years of experience in the shipping industry. He has worked in roles involving ship handling, port operations, customs activities, sales, and working with ISO tanks. Jayesh's areas of expertise include sales, depot management and monitoring network activities. Jayesh joined the Deccan Group in June 2021, and works out of our Bangkok office as General Manager and, in his words, is "working hard to take the company to new heights."