Mr. Shoummo Acharya

Mr. Shoummo Acharya

Mr. Shoummo Acharya

Mr. Shoummo Acharya, the Managing Director and CEO of eTrans Solutions Private Limited is one of the most active leaders in the field of transportation infrastructure and logistics. A Chemical Engineer from Jadavpur University, Shoummo has a formidable reserve of experience in retail sales of petroleum products, advertising, public relations and freight forwarding. He started his career with Indo-Burma Petroleum as Sales Manager and then moved on to Balmer Lawrie & Co Limited where he attempted a turnaround of its cargo division, which at period of time was on the verge of closure. Shoummo, in fact, spearheaded the revival of the division and in the process remained in charge of it on an all India basis for four years from 1985 – 89.

Having successfully completed the turnaround of the Cargo Division, Shoummo joined Templeton College in Oxford to complete his Certificate in Marketing Management before taking up an assignment for the company to set up its business initiatives in United Kingdom and continental Europe. He was invited several times by the Templeton College in Oxford to address its students under the British Council programs. While in London, he was responsible for setting up Balmer Lawrie U.K., an international container leasing activity and also their tea trading and packaging activity in UK.

In 1994 Shoummo joined Indian Container Leasing Co. Ltd.(rechristened Transafe Services Private Ltd.), as its Managing Director and saw the Company’s turnover go up five folds and profit by ten times. ICLC gave Shoummo the opportunity to study the Indian transportation industry from within and helped develop his insight of the industry. While in ICLC Shoummo created an excellent relationship with Container Corporation of India who became ICLC’s largest customer. It also gave Shoummo a unique opportunity to understand CONCOR’s business dynamics. Shoummo, an experienced professional having an extensive and in depth knowledge and expertise in the field of surface transport, containerized cargo movement and logistic support and related systems and services, a pioneer in this field, envisaged and developed the project vision for implementation of the business presently being undertaken by the Company. With rich experience in transportation infrastructure and logistics, Shoummo, a charter member of TIE and past President of the Kolkata chapter, has addressed several industry sessions on the subject. He has been a member of the Working Group of the Planning Commission of India, to consider issues relating to logistics in the 11th Plan.