Over the course of his career, Mr. Dhingra has led multiple important roles. A veteran in the logistics industry for over 27 years, he founded Smartr Logistics aiming to fulfil the gaping logistical demands and requirements of new-age customers. Before conceptualizing Smartr Logistics, he held the designation of CFO at Blue Dart Express Limited. His extensive knowledge and expertise transcended beyond his role as a CFO, promoting him to other major roles of COO and CSO, respectively. The proactive leader’s role in establishing Blue Dart Aviation Ltd. during its acquisition by DHL was crucial. In addition to operations, service quality, security, and information technology, he played a vital role in finance, strategy, and investor relations. He was also instrumental in starting the Ground Express and Ecommerce business at Blue Dart. His responsibilities at Blue Dart included various accounting, costing, risk management, tax, legal, secretarial, compliance, and governance duties. Additionally, he held the key role of an Independent Director on the Ecom Express Pvt. Ltd. board for about two years. The visionary leader founded Smartr Logistics in the year 2021 with a mission to provide customers and small business owners of India with best-in-class logistics services tailored to their needs. The company has quickly emerged as a one-stop logistics destination. With over 1700 loyal customers, Smartr Logistics has become a leader in the logistics industry due to his sterling leadership. Several BFSI companies, manufacturing and auto manufacturers, small and medium enterprises, and B2B companies use its services. D2C (Direct to Consumer) brands, electronics OEMs, automakers, pharmaceutical companies, and diagnostic labs are also among its clientele. The company has a presence in 80+ cities across India, with more than 115 service centres covering over 2,400 pin codes. It is Smartr’s mission to provide large as well as smaller companies with strong connectivity and network to facilitate business in India.
RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKER
Mr. Dhingra is a practical leader who makes decisions pragmatically. Under his leadership, Blue Dart was able to build a solid and automated infrastructure as well as optimised routes. He also devised a Go Green strategy for the company through smart trucks and weight measurement devices. A strong e-tail and e-commerce strategy, a strengthened delivery system, and optimised COD operations have contributed substantially to his success. Additionally, his tech-savvy approach to the business gives him a head start on applications of next-gen technologies. He emphasises value-added activities drive differentiation and development to keep the business competitive. He explores new market opportunities to enhance revenue and speed up growth.
HALL OF FAME
His unique leadership skills & business strategies have earned him numerous prestigious awards, including the BW Business World Best CFO Awards 2016-17; the CFO of the Year by Thought Leader Awards 2014; Asia’s Best CFO Award at the 4th CMO Asia Awards for Branding & Marketing; ‘Best CFO of an MNC (Mid-sized companies)’ at 4th Business Today – Yes Bank CFO award 2013, The Greatest Corporate Leader of India Award 2013; and Responsible Business Leader Award 2013. He has also been honoured with the ‘CFO of the Year & one of the Most Influential CFOs of India’ award by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); and the ‘League of Excellence’ award by CFO India. He has received the CFO100 Roll of Honour thrice. In 2021, he was inducted into the CFO India Hall of Fame. He was also invited as a guest lecturer at Harvard University.