Sanjam Sahi GuptaDirector at Sitara Shipping
Sanjam Sahi Gupta is Director for Sitara Shipping Ltd. She heads the NVOCC vertical which specializes in the handling of over dimensional cargo. She is a Governing council member of the Logistics Skill Council India. She is a founder member of Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) India and Board Member of WISTA International. She is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the World Maritime University based in Malmo, Sweden- the first Indian professional from the industry to hold this position. In 2014 the International Womens' Leadership Forum awarded her "Leading Woman in Shipping Business" and was also awarded in 2014 by SPJIMR Business school as Outstanding Family Business. As an Ambassador of Sailor Society and the founding Board Member of MTS in India she's committed to Seafarers welfare . She was a major force in bringing out the "Diversity Handbook" in 2018 by WISTA International along with ISWAN and Anglo Eastern. In May 2018, she was the recipient of the Sandvik Gender Award –for her outstanding contribution and commitment to gender equality. As part of her award she conducted India's first survey for gathering data on women in maritime (https://maritimesheeo.com/report2019.pdf) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals awarded her “Woman of the Year 2019” in March 2019. In June 2019 she was invited as part of a High Level panel initiative by The Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, comprising a group of world leaders from coastal states committed to ocean action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.This panel will advise 14 heads of government across the world that will drive the transition to a new and sustainable economy for a healthier and wealthier planet. In February 2020 and 2021, she was named as one of the top 100 women in shipping by All About Shipping UK. She is also part of the Diversity committee of the International chamber of shipping.
In 2020, the Dutch Consulate in Mumbai funded her research in India for “The Business Case for Diversity” wherein 100+ companies participated.(https://maritimesheeo.com/report2020.pdf)
To further her commitment to Diversity in the maritime and Logistics industry she has launched Maritime SheEO to provide solutions to the industry. https://bluecharter.thecommonwealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/GenderEquityOceanSci_2020_10_24_CAB_DFO.pdf