Global logistics major UPS has announced the appointment of Mark Martyn-Fisher as managing director of UPS India. Mr Martyn-Fisher will replace Mark Khambatta, who joins the UPS Asia Pacific strategy team that has oversight of UPS’s long-term development within the region.
Mr Martyn-Fisher boasts of more than 30 years of international management experience and his past 13 years have been with UPS. In his new role, Mr Martyn-Fisher will oversee UPS’s express and supply chain operations in India. This includes marketing, business development, international trade services, industrial engineering, human resources, customer service, security, finance and accounting, supply chain solutions as well as ocean, air and ground operations.
“This appointment reflects the significance of India in the global marketplace. India is amongst the fastest growing markets in the world today and as one of the more senior leaders at UPS who has worked across various geographies, Mark's cumulative knowledge and experience in the logistics industry will provide invaluable resources and direction to our customers”, said K K Leung, president of UPS South Asia district.
“In addition to his experience with UPS, Mark's expertise in international trade and his leadership, vision and customer-driven focus makes him well suited for this role,” Mr Leung added.
Move to in market dominance
UPS India operates 19 facilities locally including Ahmedabad, Agra, Bengaluru, Vadodara, Kochi, Gurgaon, Kanpur, Karur, Panipat, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Moradabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Tirupur; and serves 8 airports including Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
Over the past several years, UPS has invested heavily in building its air freight services and acquired capabilities and expertise, integrated global networks, and implemented new performance standards and technology to increase overall operational capacity. With the fast paced growth in the Indian logistics segment, Mr Martyn-Fisher’s appointment will help UPS carve a niche for itself as a leading services provider.
Priyanka Roy Chowdhury