DownGaadi, is an award winning innovative platform connecting goods and truck owners for an economic, effective and timely engagement. We are committed to work in the large road-transportation eco-system and be a technology enabler to build in efficiency in the transportation business
As the solution is meant to solve the biggest problem of transporters in India, the technology product is seamlessly integrated with a toll-free number to manage the interactions that are needed to “close” the deals. Truck owners can get real time information about the truck using our value added GPS system – Trac247 & one click insurance through our insurance partner companies.
DownGaadi work directly with large transport operators and corporates to connect the transport requirements. As part of the truck onboarding, corporates will get competitive pricing, shipment tracking through a partner portal and last minute deals.
To be one of the top 5 online collaborative platforms in logistics industry
Develop, Customize and Maintain online solutions for truck and load owners with a focus on return trucks and thereby improve truck utilization, reduce lead time and offer value added services.
Sudhakar has worked with various Fortune 50 organizations in the past 17+ years and has a rich analyst experience. ReturnTrucks notion vacated an issue he confronted throughout his later visit to India and his energy to assemble something like this is set to help transport industry. Before ReturnTrucks, Sudhakar worked with Cisco, Capital Group and Yahoo and as of now running Smartkids, portable application organization concentrating on US basic education. In the recent years, he began "Smart Kids", a versatile mobile application covering primary Education in US. He is delicate about issues, attempts to change over issues into chances and concoct results.
Maheen is a logistics practitioner with over 3 decades of experience in logistics & supply chain management. He worked in various vertical with two largest supply chain management companies in India - Gati Limited & Transport Corporation of India Limited. He is all set to bring all his learning, rich experience & vast network of connections across a wide gamut of industries (logistics, pharmaceutical, bio-pharma, alternative energy to name a few) to help ReturnTrucks. He is always known for working with innovative & disruptive ideas that can help change the look & feel of logistics & supply chain.
Investment Professional with dominant understanding in Finance and Investment advisory and belief in strong ethical and professional conduct with corporate experience in banking, investments, finance and management.
Harry is well recognized within the Supply Chain industry globally and was recently chosen as the Top 100 Supply Chain Professionals in Asia Pacific. With a career spanning over 25 years in Business Management, Harry Himmat Lagad, is an astute business Leader, who has successfully played various roles in different industries.
Harry has been on the board of Gati Ltd, India's largest Logistics & Transport organization, E-biznet, a USA- India based Supply Chain Solutions Company ( recently acquired by Netsuite ) as well as an Executive Council Member on the Advisory Board of Supply Chain Asia, VP of the Indo Australian Chamber of Commerce and a member of Logistics Management Institute of Australia.
Ramesh Kumar is a business/economic journalist-turned-author who specializes in logistics & supply chain. Between 2010-16 he traveled 25,000 km in trucks as a driver assistant or 'kalasi' across Indian highways to study the challenges faced by Indian trade & commerce. In the course of this breathtaking journey, he fell in love with long haul truck drivers and wrote three books (10,000 km on Indian Highways in 2011, Naked Banana! in 2012 and An Affair With Indian Highways in 2013.) The maiden book is included in the Library of Congress, Washington, USA in recognition of the unusual insights provided on Indian truck drivers.
He is also a member of Logistics & Supply Chain Committee of National Cold-Chain Development (NCCD), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. He founded KRK Foundation, a registered NGO focused on improving the working and living conditions of long haul truck drivers and their families living in remote villages of India. He edits 'Drivers Duniya', India's first English Quarterly Magazine focused on truck driving fraternity. He lives in New Delhi with his wife and daughter
Ravi Lingarkar is a serial entrepreneur who has built several successful internet security and cloud based services companies. He has founded three companies with two successful exits and one IPO. Also, he has invested in two dozen startups in the US and India. From 2004 to 2011, he was the CEO of Celestix Networks. Prior to Celestix, he was the founder and CEO of ActiveLane, which was acquired by Celestix Networks. Before ActiveLane, he held the title of VP of Engineering at McAfee where his team built the world's first cloud based security service. He has also held senior engineering positions at several successful silicon valley venture capital backed startups. Ravi has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McMaster University in Canada and holds several key Internet patents.