At AMI, our leadership team believes in focusing more on relationships – relationships within the organisation and relationships with our customers. Our leaders have always believed in collective evolution – changing with times, facilitating change and helping employees and customers alike to maximise their potential.

Managing Director


Mrs Lal is successfully handling position of M.D. at AMI since last twenty two years and is deeply involved in the overall growth of the Company. She has done her graduation in Statistics and Economics from Mumbai University with first class and has further completed her Masters in Arts and in Economics with Econometrics and mathematical economics and also Masters in Philosophy.

Chief Executive Officer


People make business and customers are taken care of if we have motivated people.

Rajagopalan, likes to be called Raj  has been active in the transport and logistics industries for over 30 years, with in-depth knowledge and experience spanning important markets such as, the Middle East, Far East, India and Africa.

He was with Swift Freight International LLC, a leading freight solutions company in UAE for over 12 years and served as the Group Managing Director until March 2010. Later he started Freight Reach Services LLC in Dubai with his erstwhile colleagues and was the CEO until October 2017.

Raj has significant experience in the field of Supply Chain Management and Freight Forwarding and has managed clients like MARS and Adidas and has strong relations with relevant networks and associations, combined with impeccable management skills.

He holds a Masters Degree in commerce from the Bombay University; and completed certificate programs on Strategic Finance and Logistics Management from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India respectively and also certificates courses in Supply chain management from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and in Management Accounting; Cost behavior, systems and analysis from University of Illinois, USA.

Chief Operations Officer


Mr. Pravin Mhatre is a veteran shipping professional with 4 decades of experience in the fields of Chartering, Post Fixture, Liner Agency, and Freight Forwarding. In past, he held a senior management position in various renowned shipping lines.

He had the good fortune to work with Indian and Overseas ship owners and traveled extensively around the world for business development activities. He holds degrees in Economics, Law, and Management. He is a fellow of Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping.

Presently, he spearheading the Freight Forwarding and Logistics division with thrust on developing Long-term Strategy and growth in new verticals.

Chief Finance Officer


Mr. Mohan Kumar Gupta is associated with AMI from 2002. With over two decades of experience in finance management, he has played a major role in the success of AMI growth story by handling finance in the best way during ups and down of world economies. He has successfully managed the finance of Agency business of AMI operated by its subsidiary Hi-Tos from 2003-2008. He played an important role in the implementation of In-house web-based Business software on all India basis for all the business needs.

Even though Logistics need huge working capital for its operation, with his extensive experience in Finance and efficient cash flow management, he is successful in making AMI a debt free company. His internal control systems and monitoring procedures have protected AMI from any adversity in financial markets.

After completing C.A. from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and C.S. from Institute of Company Secretaries of India, he started his career as Assistance Manager in Jindal Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., Mumbai in 1998. He worked as Finance Manager in a construction Company in Muscat, Oman for a year before joining AMI in 2002.

General Manager – Documentation & Operations


Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.

Mr. Padmanabha Kotian is associated with AMI. Since 2008. He has over 38 years experience in the shipping industry and has mastered all finer nuances of the trade. He has in-depth knowledge of Import and Export Documentation, Claims and legal issues. He is specialized in coordinating with Government and Semi-Government agencies like Central Excise, Customs, Port Authorities etc. He has successfully managed the shipping activities of AMI operated by its subsidiary Hi-Tos Liner Agency from 2006-2008. He played an important role in handling all legal and claims activities on all India basis for the business needs.

Even though Logistics need extensive endowment for its operations, he drives costs savings with a focus on Visibility, Variability, and Velocity. However, with his extensive experience in Operations management, he is successful in making AMI a process driven the company. His internal control systems and monitoring procedures have protected AMI from any adversity in shipping guild.

He is Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and started his career in Documentation with insight and carried the know-how for 11 years with Intermodal Transport & Trading and Samrat Shipping in Mumbai. He was also bonded with Safmarine India since its outset in India with enormous background and maturity heading Documentations and Claims ensuring proper compliance and adherence to all appropriate regulations.