Amitabh Panda took over as Managing Director of Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd. in July 2019. With
well-founded experience in delivering profitable growth, building new businesses from scratch,
restructuring & resuscitation of declining businesses and managing large scale supply-chain
operations, he has consistently demonstrated result oriented and value creating leadership
attributes in his professional career.
Prior to the current role, Amitabh was Group Director/Group Head (FY 2011-2019) at Tata Steel Group
and had successfully built the Global Shipping & Logistic function across all its geographies
(India, Europe, USA and South-East Asia). Amitabh also held the position of Managing Director for TS
Logistics & Shipping BV (a Tata Steel Europe entity) for 4-years (FY 2011-2015).
Preceding to the Group level role, Amitabh was the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Tata Steel
Ltd. for ~6-years (FY 2005-2010).
Outside Tata Group, Amitabh had worked for ~10-years in Banking & Consulting industry with respected
& global organisation like ICICI Bank and FreeMarkets Inc. (later merged with SAP AG-Ariba).
Amitabh has been on the global CPO Advisory Board at SAP AG for Supply Chain and Procurement
technologies; a core member of the International Coal, Coke & Carbon forum (ICCC); advised Ministry
of Shipping, Govt. of India on Coastal Shipping as working group member; and has been Executive
Member of trade bodies like CII & FICCI; he has served on the Boards of Eight Tata Steel Group
companies since 2005.
Amitabh holds a Bachelor of Engg. Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BIT Mesra,
India. He completed his Post-Graduate Degree in Business Management (MBA) with specialisation in
Finance & Marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur, India.