Our continued growth is attributable to strong company management and financial stability. Our commitment to service excellence has established us as one of India’s leading freight….
T.V.SUJAN - Chairman & Managing Director
a c t group was founded by T.V. Sujan (1982). The core values and ethics of the Group stem from his beliefs and reflect in the way the Group conducts its business. His democratic leadership style, total commitment to customer satisfaction, ethical and transparent business practices and openness to new ideas, all these qualities make him true visionary of the Group at large.
Over the years, he has developed excellent commercial knowledge and expertise with hands-on experience. He spent the greater part of his career in the shipping service industry.
He has over four decades of experience in the field of Export / Import / Custom Clearance related activities. He has good command over Custom Laws and Port Trust Rules. Moreover, he is the man behind the planned expansion of the business.
SHANKAR T. SUJAN - Director
He is the eldest son of Shri. T.V. Sujan. He is Post Graduate in Maritime Management from London. After his education, he plunged into the business activities of his father and led it expanded by his acumen in the Shipping Industry with his experience as well as practical exposure to the industry.
Later on, he became instrumental in dealing with the various aspects in the shipping industry such as Stevedoring, Transportation, Export, and Import. Steadily, he got the knowledge in all the aspects of the Shipping industry and its ancillaries. With the introduction to the business activities, he has taken off the responsibilities and became strategic decision maker of the ACT Group., He looks forward to become business tycoon of the sector.
GOPAL T. SUJAN - Director
Like his elder brother he also got motivation and direction from their Father Mr. T.V.Sujan. He also has shown keen interest in the family run business. To give more professional and systematic approach to the existing business and to expand further he went to U.K. to earn his Business Management degree.
He formally joined a c t group in March 1999. He learned different key areas of the industry and started contributing to the group with his innovative approach. He with his subject knowledge and managerial skills added new feathers to the group by bringing not only new clients but also expanding the existing client base all over the world. He is contributing to group by proving strong leadership and innovative ideas to team. His dream is to become best service provider in the sector.
RAJAN JACOB - Director
CA. Rajan Jacob M. has been with ‘act group’ since 1990 to head the Finance and Accounts Department. As the Director, he played a strategic role in the growth of the group for the last 20 years to place the group as one of the leading service providers in the field of ship and port related business. He is the integral part of the team consisting of other professionals like ICWA’s, CA’s, CS’s, MBA’s and Captain’s in branding the group as a professionally managed organization among the other service providers in this sector.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala University. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
N N KEWALRAMANI - Chief Executive Officer
He is presently acting as CEO of a c t group. The group has grown in manifold under his leadership, managerial skills and capabilities. His experience of more than 5 decades vastly covers everything about port related operations, down to the last detail.
He retired as Traffic Manager from Port of Kandla. Under his leadership Kandla Port has grown in all aspects in terms of business generation and management of the port resources.
His in depth knowledge about rules and regulations and their application connected with port management is an asset to the growth of group.
He joined a c t group in 1991. Before joining the group, he enjoyed and worked at different positions during his tenure with port authorities.
RAKESH B. SHARMA - DGM Logistics
He is Bachelor of Arts and joined a c t group in September 2005. He came to group with a diverse background, having worked for different companies in shipping trade in India. He is associated with this sector from 1984, and earned rich experience in the fields of container operations, logistics, warehousing, and transportation by both railways and road.
Rakesh is result – oriented professional and presently contributing to a wide range of roles in logistics, transportation, distribution, and warehousing.
THOMAS VARGHESE - DGM (Kandla)
He joined a c t group as supervisor in 1986 and grown with group. He has learned and executed different operations related field, inventory management and custom for dry and liquid cargoes. He performed various responsibilities at different positions.
As Branch Manager, with his rich 25 years of experience, he is performing independent profit center head and handles liquid cargos – petroleum, chemical, edible oil etc. from Kandla branch office.
T. V. SUNIT BABU - DGM Stevedoring
He is a man with 27 years of rich experience. He joined a c t group in Clearing Department as Supervisor. He has grown with the group and in his journey of learning and experience, he performed multiple roles pertaining to export, import, documentation, customs, stevedoring and port related. Under his leadership a c t group earned various records in stevedoring, same are recognized by Kandla Port Authorities.
Presently he is looking after complete Kandla and Mundra Port Operations – Clearing, Stevedoring and general administration with purchase responsibilities.
KANAKARAJA PANICKER S - Sr. Manager Transportation
Kanakaraj is ITI diploma holder and joined a c t group in Feburary 1992, as Supervisor in Transport Division. In journey of his learning, he handled various operations related to transportation. He manages physical distribution of cargos – liquid, dry, project, and container from Port to destination and vice versa. He with his team handles fleet of tankers / trailors / trucks / fork lifters / heavy equipments to serve wide spectrum of clients.
He has total experience of 18 years and he is looking after complete array of transport operations at Kandla.
M.D. BABY KUTTY - Sr. Manager Agency
He is Bachelor of Arts and joined a c t group in 1999 in April. He came to group with a diverse background, having worked for different companies dealing in shipping trade in India. He handled various responsibilities related to shipping, clearing, stevedoring, agency etc. etc. in different capacities.
His knowledge and exposure always brought opportunities to grow. He has total experience of 38 years and he is playing key role in the expansion of the a c t group.
VIPIN SHARMA - Sr. Manager Marketing
Vipin Sharma is a management graduate from Advance Institute of Management (AIM), Ghaziabad, India. He joined a c t group in March 2010, as Senior Manager – Marketing. He came to a c t group with a diverse background, having worked for several large corporations in India. Prior to joining, he was working for VisionSpring India Pvt. Ltd. as a Head – Partner Channel and Operations. He has worked on regional, national, and international level. He has rich experience in complete setting up of the business model including sales, distribution, finance, training, and strategic planning. Vipin is a focused professional and we are pleased that he has brought his diverse talents to our team.