Technology enabled Logistics

Board of Directors

Vipul Jain

Mr. Vipul Jain is an entrepreneur, an innovator and forerunner of several business ventures.
His ventures have escalated to tremendous heights of success owing to his phenomenal vision, expertise and passion. Mr. Vipul co-founded Kale Consultants (now known as Accelya Kale Solutions Limited) in the year 1986. In the year 2010, Mr. Vipul Jain co-founded Kale Logistics Limited and is currently the Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Vipul is also a philanthropist with a firm belief in giving back to the society and impacting a social change. He is a co-founder of a social initiative called Catalysts for Social Action (CSA), working to promote and facilitate child adoption and aims to transform the lives of orphans by ensuring better nurturing, education and a possibility of establishing means of livelihood. As an avid nature lover and conserver, he has co-founded India’s first private forest and nature reserve by the name of Jabarkhet Nature Reserve, situated in the Himalayas close to the town of Missouri. This initiative is one of his altruistic acts creating a sustainable conservation model that works for all stakeholders. Vipul is a B. Tech from IIT - Kanpur and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM - Ahmedabad. He has been honoured with the President's Gold Medal for topping the 1980 MBA class at IIM and is also a recipient of the ‘Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (APEA) in the outstanding category’ for the India Chapter.

Narendra Kale

Narendra Kale is a highly accomplished serial entrepreneur with vision, zeal, ambition, passion and competence to lead companies to new heights.
An alumnus of Harvard University, IIT Kanpur and COEP, Mr. Kale has over thirty years of experience in Information Technology with major focus on designing of Application software products and projects catering to service industries. Mr. Kale is founder / co-founder of many successful software and services companies and has formerly worked with large international IT consulting companies like TCS and academic institutions like University of Pune.
He started Kale Consultants in 1982, as a software company with a small work-force and limited capital with a vision to put it on the world software map. At present the company has grown to become India's leading developer of application software solutions and outsourcing services for the airline and travel industry. Mr. Kale is an expert, recognized worldwide, in the sphere of IT, particularly in hospitality and banking. He has been a member of various committees at the industry level, Consultant to the Computerisation Committee of the Indian Banks Association and a member of the prestigious Rangarajan Committee for computerisation of Banks and has participated in several other national and international think tanks.

Amar More

Amar is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in supply chain, consulting and technology industries.
He was recently a keynote speaker at Sustainable Development Goals of Sustainable Transport and Peace conference held at the United Nations, Geneva, where he spoke on ‘Facilitating International Trade by creating multimodal digital cargo communities’. He is also an elected representative of the technology domain on the Board of Directors of ‘The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’ headquartered in Miami. Mr. Amar is the youngest Board Member and the first from technology industry to be appointed on this prominent global industry association’s board. He also has a unique distinction of being the first and only Indian to receive the ‘CILT International Young Achiever Award – 2009’ for his work in transportation technology. He is the Chairman of IT committee of ‘Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture’ (MACCIA).
It is Amar’s passion is to bridge the technology gap between the developed and developing logistics industries globally for which his talented and passionate team at Kale Logistics has developed several disruptive new generation technology solutions for the Logistics industry. Their work has received global accolades from several international forums as being the ‘Best Technology Provider to the Logistics Industry’ for last seven years. Amar also assists several governments on conceptualising trade facilitation initiatives to usher in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ using digital technology. Amar’s rich educational background comprises of a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from India’s premiere institute- NITIE.

Rajesh Panicker

Rajesh spearheads delivery operations at Kale Logistics which involves managing products, outsourcing service deliveries and managing systems and technologies across Kale's assets. In a long and rewarding career with its parent company, which spans over 27 years, Rajesh has contributed in executing bespoke system development and conversion projects for various multinational companies. He has been closely involved with the development and maintenance of the products in the areas of Revenue Accounting, Sales Audit and Proration. He has also played a leading role at Kale Consultants' business process outsourcing initiative in 2003.
Apart from his expertise in managing software delivery, Rajesh has also had a rich and valuable stint in sales and customer relationship management. His expertise lies in driving and inspiring the teams to successfully manage customer expectations through multiple delivery channels. Rajesh holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Computer Science from the University of Mumbai.

Vineet Malhotra

With over 25 years of experience working across verticals like-Manufacturing, Energy and Textiles, Vineet is an accomplished strategist and a techno-functional leader having extensive experience in areas of various business functions, across diverse industries. His views on Electronic Collaboration and the transformational value of IT in Logistics have been applauded in leading Industry Forums across nations. Vineet is also a recipient of the much coveted ‘Best Presentation for Quality’ title at prominent industry conferences. Vineet spearheads Kale’s new industry initiatives across its areas of focus including Airports, Forwarding, Transportation, Customs, Chambers of Commerce and other Trade Associations. He is also the member of Confederation of India Industry- (CII) WR Logistics Task Force 2016-17 and has effectively led his team to increase ‘Technology Awareness’ in the Global Logistics Industry and driven focused groups to build the IT adoption levels across supply chains worldwide.
Many of Kale’s next Generation Community Platform solutions like India’s first Cargo Community Platform - UPLIFT, India’s first Container Digital Exchange - CODEX, India’s first Airport Cargo Community Platform - GMAX and the first Cargo Mobile App, that have set new industry benchmarks are his brainchild. Prior to Kale Logistics, Vineet has worked in leading positions in global organizations like Siemens, Premier Evolvics and Amara Raja Batteries. Vineet is an Electronics and Communications engineer and holds an MBA degree specializing in Marketing and Strategy from FMS, Delhi University.