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APM Terminals elevates Girish Aggarwal as MD of Gujarat Pipavav Port, Infra News, ET Infra

Girish Aggarwal

KOLKATA: APM Terminals Management B V, the container terminal operating unit of global integrated transport company A. P. Moller-Maersk A/S, has elevated Girish Aggarwal as the Managing Director of Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd in a top management rejig of its India operations.

Mumbai-listed Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd (GPPL), a private port in Gujarat, is 43.01 percent owned by A P M Terminals.

Aggarwal is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd (GTI) which runs a container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai. GTI is 74 percent owned by APM Terminals.

Aggarwal will assume his new role at Gujarat Pipavav Port on 1 January 2023.

The incumbent Managing Director of Gujarat Pipavav Port, Jakob Friis Sorensen, will relocate to Jakarta and start a new role as Senior Advisor – Growth Initiatives, Indonesia, also effective 1 January 2023.

Sunay Mukerjee has been named the new COO of Gateway Terminals India. He is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Suez Canal Container Terminal (Egypt) and will take up the new role on 1 January 2023.

 Sunay Mukerjee
Sunay Mukerjee

“Girish Aggarwal has led Gateway Terminals India as COO since 2019, initiating GTI’s major berth and infrastructure improvement works. He and his team have consistently delivered to our customers and spearheaded one of the most successful implementations of LEAN methodology among our terminals”, said Jonathan Goldner, Managing Director, Asia, and Middle East at APM Terminals.

Girish Aggarwal is a gold medallist in Bachelor of Technology and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Operations and Systems from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). He joined A.P. Moller – Maersk in 2013 where, prior to leading GTI, he was the CFO for Maersk’s Global Shared Centres. Before joining Maersk, he worked with Genpact, Ariba and Hindustan Unilever.

Sunay joined A.P. Moller – Maersk over 19 years ago and has had leadership experience across Europe, India, Middle East, and Africa. His roles have spanned Strategy and Transformation, Sales, Business Development, Procurement and General Management.

Sunay, a Maersk International Shipping Education (MISE) graduate from 2003, holds a graduate degree in science and completed his master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Symbiosis Institute in Pune.

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