SeaLead Appoints Experienced Leader For South Asia and Middle East

New Appointment Will Drive Operations and Growth

Singapore – 14th November, 2022– SeaLead has announced the appointment of Shiva Mahadevan as Managing Director, South Asia and Middle East, with the role to be based in Mumbai, India, and reporting to SeaLead Managing Director, Henry Schmidl.

In this new role, Shiva will work closely with SeaLead’s headquarters team in Singapore to advance commercial competencies, build and enhance customer relationships, and develop products and services to grow the company’s presence in the fast-growing and dynamic region. In addition to these commercial and operational activities, he will also be responsible for vendor and agency relationships in the region.

As a knowledgeable liner shipping executive with close to 30 years of experience, Shiva was recently CEO at Perma Shipping Line Pte Ltd in Singapore and has worked earlier with American President Lines (APL) and Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) in Singapore. His variety of former roles spanning trade management, equipment control, sales and strategy, agencies and in addition to general management, have given him the skills, knowledge, and relationships that will be crucial to SeaLead’s next stage of growth and development, as it continues to develop its global network.

Commenting on the new appointment, Schmidl noted “We are delighted to be extending SeaLead’s capabilities and reach with the appointment of Shiva. He brings with him tremendous knowledge of liner shipping and will enable us to continue our rapid development. We have extensive plans for the South Asia and Middle East region and are confident that Shiva will help us execute on those plans.”

Relatively new to the global shipping line sector, Sea Lead has grown rapidly in recent years and is currently ranked number 22 by industry expert Alphaliner. The company will continue to expand and develop new services to support its fast-growing customer base and satisfy the worldwide demand for cargo capacity.

Shiva Mahadevan, SeaLead Managing Director, South Asia and Middle East

About SeaLead Shipping

SeaLead Shipping Pte Ltd is a privately-owned global shipping line founded in 2017 and headquartered in Singapore. SeaLead has a presence in 21 countries and is focused on enabling and simplifying international trade among major economies and emerging markets.

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