Ashwani Pathak (Director, South Africa)
A Master Mariner with over three decades of experience in shipping, logistics, port, power, mining and infrastructure business. He is highly experienced in cross border alliances, joint ventures, international businesses, market entry and development. His expertise includes shipping, transport, logistics, supply chain, business development, strategic planning and marketing and deal making in various Industries.
As an Entrepreneur since 1996, he has founded and successfully operated number of companies in Shipping and Logistics, Port operations, Subsea operations, Mining and Mineral Trading, Infrastructure development, and Transport and business life cycle consultancy sector.
He has been involved in creating number of Alliances/JVs and Consortiums of conglomerates and companies in Mining, Shipping and LNG sectors and were able to secure funding for the number of projects in Port, Rail and Mining sector
In his career of 13 years in Merchant Navy, He has sailed at different officer ranks and captain on merchant vessels with many companies in the globe, He also served as pilot, port captain and harbour Master in the ports of South Africa and Oman in his 15 years of service in port Industry.
He also served in the board of Mining companies.
Currently he is operating his own company AUK Marine and Mining (pty) ltd, involved in Shipping and Logistic including OW and ODC cargos transportation, Container operations,(NVOCC), Oil and Gas/Subsea services, Trading of commodities; Oil, minerals, metal and others, Maritime Infrastructure development, Transport life cycle and business advisory services,
He is also actively involved in Training and development services.
He holds a MBA from University of Luton, UK and B-Tech/ABP from Natal Tecknikon, Durban"