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Abbas Vakharia

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Location
Singapore, Singapore
Startup stage
Early
Skills
Business Development, Finance, Management, Marketing, Product Management, Sales
About
Strategic planning, customer-centricity and service excellence are at the core of how I lead the businesses I founded as well as the international organisations I joined. These, coupled with my extensive industry experience, helps me develop the most cost-effective, profitable and secure freight forwarding and logistics services for international clients. Whether by Land, Sea and Air or through integrated solutions, I have provided invaluable assistance in moving goods to international gateways across 5 continents. I am equally passionate about building and guiding high performing teams and developing work environments where they are challenged to do their best. My specialisations include: ✲ Strategic Business Planning, Development & Execution ✲ Start-up Operations ✲ Operations Management ✲ eCommerce ✲ Inbound & Outbound Transportation ✲ Freight & Logistics Procurement ✲ Trade Cost Optimisation ✲ Agent Relationships ✲ Product Development & Pricing ✲ Project Management ✲ Contract Negotiations ✲ Business Process Improvement ✲ Customer Relationship Management ✲ Multicultural & Multifunctional Team Management ✲ KEY ACHIEVEMENTS ✔ Founded Freightkart, an online aggregator platform for international shipping and cross border logistics. Developed competitive port to port and door to door solutions for SMEs in Asia through partnership with up to 50 vendors to offer international freight services as well as door to door services in 20 countries. ✔ Built The Logistical Solutions Co., an international freight forwarding provider which provides cost-effective Land, Ocean and Air Freight solutions. Offered niche freight and logistic services to customers originating from Afghanistan and Pakistan. ✔ As General Manager for Transliner Asia Pacific’s Projects & Forwarding Division, captured 20% year-on-year growth through a 100% increase in the customer base and consistent achievement of sales targets. Feel free to get in touch with me at abbasvakharia@gmail.com

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