Adani Port & Special Economic Zone
Completing 4 Decades of experience, Captain Sandeep Mehta is one of the pioneers of the Indian Maritime industry. During this period of service, Captain Mehta has acquired considerable expertise in various aspects of Port Management, Shipping, Logistics and Infrastructure business.
Capt Mehta’s areas of responsibility include International Supply Chain and Logistics, Bulk & Container port operations, Global Liner Shipping, Port Infrastructure development and Management.
Beginning his career as a seaman, Captain Mehta quickly rose through the ranks to become Captain, taking command of what was then one of the largest merchant shipping fleets. After 12 years of sailing, Captain Mehta decided to move offshore, where he held several senior positions in succession in the Container Shipping industry.
After successfully completing challenging assignments in the highly competitive Container Shipping industry, Captain Mehta ventured into the then nascent private port industry in India, joining the Adani Group as President and CEO of Mundra Ports and SEZ. During this period, Mundra grew rapidly from a small port to grow into the largest private port in India, in various businesses including Container Terminal, Bulk, Liquid and Automobile Logistics.
He is also responsible for the development of Container Terminals, Private Rail Operations, Container Transport Stations & Inland Container Depots and grain storage facilities for the Adani Group in India.
He later held the position of CEO for Adani ports in Australia, where he was part of the core management team, tasked with executing the Adani Group’s integrated mine, rail and port development projects, including new port expansions.
Captain Mehta currently serves as President for Adani Ports Business Development activities and overseas port projects.
Captain Mehta over the years has increased his practical knowledge by undergoing various specialized courses in the field of Shipping and Transportation.
Captain Mehta has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Ship Broker’s, London and also the Company of Master Mariners, as well as being a Loss Assessor & Surveyor.
In his spare time, Captain Mehta writes about issues related to the Maritime and Supply Chain industries. He is also a regular speaker at various Business and Industry forums and has been invited as a guest lecturer by various Management institutes. Captain Mehta is also passionate about mentoring young people and helping them develop their skills. He strongly believes that Skilled India will lead to a Developed India.