Sanjam Gupta

Sanjam Gupta

Sanjam Sahi Gupta is Director for Sitara Shipping Ltd, Founder AT Maritime SheEO, Founder at WISTA India and Executive Board Member at the World Maritime University. 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’s a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the World Maritime University based in Malmo, Sweden- the first Indian lady 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 in India she’s committed to Seafarers welfare and she was a major force in bringing out the “Diversity Handbook” in 2018 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. 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.
She has been invited by the United Nations body in Maritime – the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to speak at various panels and conferences. In February 2020, she was named as one of the top 100 women in shipping by All About Shipping UK. To further her commitment to Diversity in the maritime and Logistics industry she has launched Maritime SheEO to provide solutions to the industry.

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Maritime SheEO Initiative: Supporting women in leadership positions

Mrs Sanjam Sahi Gupta, founder member of WISTA India and Board Member of WISTA International, talks about diversity in the shipping industry, noting that we need more women in leadership positions. In that regard, the idea of "Maritime SheEO" came about. Initiatives such as this can go a long way not only to equip women with the right skills but also help them rise to leadership positions, Mrs Gupta highlights.

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