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Ms. Meera Kumar

  • Leadership experience for 15+ years in the shipping and logistics domain
  • Fellow of the esteemed Institute of the Chartered Ship Brokers, London (FICS)​
  • Global C​ level Consultative Sales, Cross cultural Marketing; for core shipping and digitisation projects in shipping. ​
  • UNCEFACT expert volunteer Group 4 – electronic documentation

Current Position

President and CEO

A JM Baxi group company – from Sep 2020 to date


Diabos is a global service provider for Niche services in port cost optimisation for Vessel owners and operators.  We are based out of Dubai and have a  team of 120+ cost experts who operate out of our processing centres in Pune and Mumbai.  We manage Post fixture services, Call estimation tools and the entire range of disbursement accounting services with supporting cash management services.  We are on route launch of a new SaaS suite for our stakeholders. At the moment 40% of our clientele are from the Tanker segment.


Previous Roles

CMO, Portall Infosystems Pvt Ltd.,

A JM Baxi group company – from June 2018 to Sep 2020

Portall is a digital disruptor playing a strategic and critical role in India’s digitalisation journey, creator of the Indian PCS1x, NLP, and several other niche and strong IT products for process improvement, ecosystem creation, and digital transformation.

SGM Global Business Development – iInterchange Systems Pvt ltd., (Oct 2014 to July 2018)

A Niche provider of software products and solutions to the container shipping and logistics industry.  The company is 15 years old and enjoys a small but elite customer base including CMA CGM, SEACO, BEACON, JTS, GOODRICH, TRANSWORLD, SINOTRANS,  etc.,


Aspinwall and Company LTD.,

1996 – 2014

GM – Shipping and Logistics


Aspinwall is a public Limited company established in 1836 and is a respected and well known company in India. Gained a very wide swathe of knowledge with some excellent maritime brands. Headed the sub agency division of Maersk and Safmarine for 6 large ports. Container, Iron Ore and Liquid bulk Stevedoring, Forwarding and multimodal logistics with Damco/Maersk Logistics.  Port Agency – for BTL, Ben Lines and Shreyas.  PNL and Principal relationships



Atlas Fisheries Pvt Ltd.,

Sales and International marketing.


Learnt the ropes of seafood export and international marketing from the view point of the Indian exporter. Assisted with negotiations with seafood buyers and shipping lines, sales contracts, claims avoidance and dispute resolution


1990 -1995

Teledirect Informatics Pvt Ltd., (Kompass-EU)


Branch head Cochin, Coimbatore, District Sales Manager, Chennai.  Internet based global B2B directory.



FICS, London

Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers since 2007, upon successfully passing all qualifying examinations in a single attempt.

Tutorship Pieter Von Gelder Prize

Winner of the Award for highest marks secured worldwide in ‘Liner Trades’ in MICS PQE


General Management in Shipping course


Bachelor of Business Management, PSGRK College, Bharthiar University- Coimbatore

  • Rankholder in the University examinations, top of my college.​
  • Served as General Secretary and President of the College Union


SSC, Grade 12, CBSE BOARD – Commerce stream –  Kendriya Vidyalaya, Visakhapatnam

Secured Top Marks in the board examinations that year; 1st in the school.

Associations :   WISTA INDIA, ICS-LONDON

Causes : volunteer expert – UNCEFACT for working group 4- electronic trade

Interests – Reading, travelling, equal opportunity groups, support groups for traumatised families, Animal and Nature preservation

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