About Us

Rajiv Vinodchandra Merchant currently serves various companies as Director. He received an MBA from Canada in International Trading and Finance in 1989. He has  vast experience in the International Trading and Logistics business, particularly in bulk commodities like cement, clinker, and bauxite. He has been located in the United Arab Emirates since 1996 and is part of the core team of United Shippers Limited’s subsidiary there.

Mr. Paras Dakalia has attained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Jodhpur, India.  He has completed his Articleship of C.A. from M/s. C.C. Chokshi & Co., Ahmedabad, the most reputed C.A. firm in the region.   He qualified his C.A. from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1975 and thereafter served various organizations, including IFFCO, and advised various firms for consulting them on taxation, audit matters, appraisal of business proposals, and arranging working capital and term loans from banks and financial institutions.

 Before joining the board as Director of Finance, he was a consultant for USL for the last 12 years.  His assignments involved arranging required working capital through consortium banks, long terms funds through financial institutions, compliance of income tax and service tax laws, compliance of Foreign Exchange Management Act, etc., He was instrumental in reducing the cost of borrowings through ECB borrowings and the issuance of Commercials Papers. 

Mr. Ravi Kothari an Indian national graduated from Saurashtra University, Gujarat in the year 1970.  He joined the company in the year 1971. He is having a very vast experience in shipping, stevedoring, logistics, barging  and ship operations etc. He is handling full operations of Gujarat region.

Mr. Nagendra Agarwal joined company in 1996. As the Company Secretary, he is responsible for managing general meetings and Board procedures and ensuring that the Board is ably equipped with resources to discharge its fiduciary duties and corporate governance practices. As the Legal Head, he holds the legal function to identify, prioritize, measure, monitor and act, various claims and legal issues of the company including attending court matters and drafting and vetting of all types of business and contractual agreements.

Mr. Nagendra Agarwal is the focal point for communication with the regulatory authorities, port authorities, customs, the Board, senior management, and shareholders. He is having experience of finance and cost analysis. He is actively involved in decision making of various insurance covers of the company. He is  having experience of automatic bagging operations and is also responsible for maintenance of jetty.   

He is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Law degree from Ajmer University, Rajasthan.

Manish Holani qualified as MDBA and MICS ( London ) is  working with USL since 1999 i.e. over 15 years of experience covering major business aspects of Accounts, MIS, Ship- Chartering, Operations and Key accounts management. He has strong numeracy skills & understanding of commercials and has been actively involved in providing critical commercial analyses for new business opportunities as well as for existing business. He is also involved in providing operational cost analysis for decision making and control.