Siva Prasad Rapaka


Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Business Excellence Organization Strategy Logistics Consulting Organisational Leadership Business Planning

I am a versatile professional with pioneering experience in delivering value & expertise in the areas of port & shipping operations, vessel & cargo operations, shipping and inland container logistic operations, CFS/ICDs and freight forwarding operations while delivering sustained profitability and growth in dynamic conditions. In my present capacity I am leading my own venture ‘Himlas Business Solutions’.

My background provides me with the qualifications to help you achieve aggressive business goals, organizational performance objectives, and business expansion plans at an optimum pace. Some of my key skills & contributions that I will bring to your organization include:

• Honed expertise with an amalgamation of business and financial acumen, combined with deep industry expertise to solve business challenges

• Expertise as business start-up and an expansion specialist with over 9 years of experience in senior management roles dedicated towards building businesses, providing strategic vision, infusing new ideas and taking business performance and productivity to the next level by advising on crucial matters

• Well-networked with experience of having worked with top-notch Shipping & Logistics Agents, Port Officials & Authorities with proven expertise & experience of handling Joint Ventures at level of CEO, well connected with Investor/ Board, & financial institutions

• Experience of developing EMR Business from 1 location 1 facility in Mar 2011 to 11 locations & 20 facilities across India and to 3 locations in Pakistan and 1 location in Sri Lanka by mid-year 2013, as Business Head – South Asia

I believe in encouraging and facilitating cooperative and collaborative working relationships. I achieved awards and recognition for always exceeding expectations and accomplishing quality work on-time and within budget.

My personal strengths are my honesty, hardworking, commitment, sincerity, very strong analytical skills in business and personal, team management, strategy and business development skills.

Good Industry knowledge and network relations with various segments of shipping line, shipping lines, NVOCCs, ,Freight Forwarders, CFS/ICD operators, Terminal Operators, Chambers of Commerce , various forums. Connectivity is as currently in role of advisor dealing with above all segments for Maritime World Services Event organizing. 



Founder at Himlas business Solutions

Apr 2014 - Present

HIMLAS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS HIMLAS is Business Group serving the companies in diversified areas enable the organizations to achieve their goal of growth with increased & sustained profitability for their shareholders. HIMLAS works on values of innovation, Transparency, Ethics & Integrity, Continuous Training & Development, Quality MIS & Reporting and Customized Business Solutions HIMLAS Strategy & Management Solutions – Worked on many National & International Consultancy Projects in logistics fileds including the Terminal, ICD , CFS, Port projects. Worked on guiding startups for growing their business and scaling up their business which include projects in facility management, elder care, Agricuture hydroponics project etc. Member of GLG Council, IIIEM visitng Faculty teaching on various topics of Imports and Exports process and management and on Shipping Logistics. Consultancy on Imports and Exports process and documentation and guiding on establishment of company for trading. HIMLAS HR Solutions - • Recruitment Solutions • CorporateTraining – Communication, confidence building, Window dresseing, Spoken English skills, Logistics Industry Based trainings • Skill Development • Provding Auditors for Shipping Industry • Payroll Management • Corporate Social Responsibility Solutions HIMLAS Marine Solutions - • Empty Container Storage, Handling and Repairs , Garment on Hanger Fabrication, Porta Cabin, or Office Store Kitchen Fabricaitons from Containers, Sale & Purchase of Conatiners. • Imports and Exports Trading of Agri Products like Pomegranate , Onions , Spices, Grapes etc.

CEO/ Director at Brigantine Admec Container Services Pvt LTd

Mar 2011 - Present

In the leadership role, determined as well as aligned core competencies with strategic challenges and advantages without compromising on shareholders’ value. Devised long term strategy of the company through strategy maps & balance scorecards and executed the business plan as approved by BACS Board. Diligently managed the CAPEX and nurtured public relations with the government units in support with the partners. • Administered the Joint Venture business activities according to the contracts between the partners, Articles of Association and BACS relevant regulations • Coordinated all insurance matters with FIN to ensure that all statutory insurance for all BACS shops are taken out and maintained in full force

Business Head South Asia at APMT Inland Services South Asia

Feb 2011 - Mar 2014

As Business Head – South Asia, played an imperative role in developing EMR Business from 1 location 1 facility in Mar 2011 to 11 locations & 20 facilities across India and to 3 locations in Pakistan and 1 location in Sri Lanka by mid-year 2013. Suggested customized solutions for customers where by enabling retention of customers to organization and promoted an error free culture within the organization by implementing proper checks & balances at all points and proper SOPs in all operational activities. Proactively executed a structured risk and control framework, including prevention of fraud and developed regular review mechanism to have proper management control on all activities / business of organization. • Grown turnover from 1.2 Mn USD in March-2011 to 17 Mn USD by year end 2013 in India and another 3 Mn USD in EMR Pakistan & Sri Lanka • Headed business planning and budgeting to ensure KPIs, P&L & other financials targets are met regularly every year • Expertrise in multilocation business development and customer acquisition and developing topline and bottomline effciently

General Manager - All India Operations at Opal Asia Group, Mumbai

Aug 2009 - Feb 2011

In the management capacity, exploited the business skills in addressing operational issues while providing direction and leadership to the performance of Opal Group of Companies abiding organizational guidelines in an effective and cost effective manner with due regard for performance, safety, quality and productivity. Fortified Depot Operations and expanded the same in all India Locations with profitability. • Initiated Marine Survey Company at 55 ICD facilities at one stretch and spread to different locations and added customers • Supported the structure for the operation function, manpower plan, training and outsourcing strategy to ensure the optimization of productivity and resource deployment in respect of customer throughput • Established goals and performance criteria for the function against operating plan and standards, as well as measures performance on a regular basis • Effective in evolving, reviewing and approving budgets, plans and goals for the related operating services, labor efficiency, facility engineering effectiveness of capital spending and human utilization

Sr. Manager – Container Operations at APM Terminals (GPPL), Pipavav - Gujarat

Feb 2008 - Jul 2009

Entrusted with the accountability of overseeing and directing Container Terminal Operations with key involvement in developing & utilizing budget; supervising entire container operations, gate, rail & vessel operations; managing vessel planning, berth planning, supervised the container vessel, yard operations and managing stevedoring operations. • Augmented the productivity of terminal (GBP) by 200% (From 45 mph to 120 mph) along with crane productivity by 100% (GCP from 20 mph to 41 mph) • Achieved growth of APMT Pipavav from novice level to globally competitive levels in terms of operations • Enhanced satisfaction of customers and retained customers by rendering seamless services with regard to container terminal and influenced shipping lines bringing vessels to Port

Deputy Manager – Yard Operations at Express Ocean Terminals Services Pvt. Ltd., JNPT - Mumbai

Dec 1995 - Jan 2008

Joined as Asst. Manager and progressed to the position of Deputy Manager – Yard Operations. During the stint, oversaw entire spectrum of yard operations in JNPT Container Terminal spanning vessel / yard planning, vessel loading & discharge operations. Monitored and handled IT system in company AS/400. • Scrupulously headed more than 600,000 Teus annually and directed strong unionized staff efficiently and involved in strong negotiations with union. • Attended JNPT port users meeting daily, director’s meetings and advisory meetings

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