Deepak Ramaswamy represents the third generation of family management at the ICSA Group which has interests in Integrated Logistics, Poultry Farming, Agriculture, Tyre Retreading & Angel Investments. The Group has recently forayed in to software development mainly in the area of automating Logistics processes.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai & a Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines.
He is also a Customs Authorized Signatory under Rule 6 of the present Customs House Agents Licensing Regulations & certified in the Dangerous Goods Regulations for Air Cargo Transport.
Since 2008 when the flagship of the group was converted from a partnership firm to a private limited company under the name of International Clearing & Shipping Agency (I) Private Limited, (ICSA) he had served as its Managing Director under the Chairmanship of his father K. J. Ramaswamy & subsequently on his demise in July 2018, has taken independent charge in the same capacity.
He has an industry experience of over 25 years in Logistics, starting his career as a trainee in 1994, obtaining valuable hands on working experience across the Ship Agency & Customs Clearance divisions before being appointed as a partner in 1998. Since then, with the support & assistance of a highly professional & skilled management team, the group has forayed into numerous new areas such as Air & Sea Freighting, Multimodal Transport, Warehousing & Distribution, Port Terminal Operations, while strengthening its two core verticals. He is also credited with the founding & development of the Group’s trucking division which from a mere 3 trucks in 1998, grew to a fleet of over 150 vehicles in less than 15 years. He also personally oversaw the establishment of the company’s overseas partner network wherein today ICSA is present through these partners in over 100 countries & gives it the capacity to provide seamless door to door services for its clients to virtually anywhere across the globe.
The group continues to remains a closely held family owned entity with top priority on maintaining the highest levels of ethics & values in its activities which the family holds very close to its heart. He is hands on & actively involved in the day to day affairs & at the forefront of his efforts, remains a continuous & never ending endeavour to move the group from a traditionally family owned & managed entity, to a more professionally run & managed organization, commensurate to international standards. Testimony to this effort is the ISO 9001 – 2015 certification received by the organization in 2016, & very recently, a certification & recognition of the Indian customs as an Authorized Economic Operator for the Logistics Operator Category (AEO-LO).
He is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry, & has held the post of Chair for the Chennai Chapter of Young Indians (an integral part of CII) for the year 2014 – 2015. He has held the post of Secretary for the South Indian Chapter of the Association of Multi Modal Transport Operators Association of India (AMTOI) & also as its Southern Regional Convenor.
In his personal capacity he is actively involved with the Alumni of Two Schools & the Asian Institute of Management, & is actively working with start ups in Chennai including in the capacity of an angel investor.
He has a passion for travelling, motorcycling, and his most treasured hobby is Aero-modelling & Radio Controlled Cars.