Author Name : Samir J Shah
Mr. Samir J Shah passed his Partners Exam for Custom House Agents in 1984 at the young age of 23. He has since been active in the field of Customs Clearance first in Mumbai; then Nhava Sheva and thereafter at various ICD's and CFS's in India.
His fondness for reading supplements his thirst for domain knowledge in the various fields that comprise International Freight Forwarding especially Customs.
He is widely travelled – having visited and studied processes followed at over 30 Customs stations in India. His international travels have taken him to over 20 countries.
Since the late 80s he has been undertaking training in the various domains in International Business and International Freight Forwarding. He has taught in over 18 Indian cities; as well as UK, Europe and Middle East.
His passion for creating professionals with good domain knowledge is well known. Along with his brothers they Nimesh Shah & Dr. Aashit Shah have set up the “ J B Shah – AMA Centre for Shipping Logistics” at the prestigious Ahmedabad Management Association – Founded by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai which undertakes training in various cities of Gujarat with the active support of the Government of Gujarat. The family has also set up “ JBS Academy” - Centre for Logistics, Maritime and Management Studies & Research. He is presently President of the “Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders”. He is associated with a number of other educational institutes as well.
At a community level he has been active for over 2 and a half decades in various capacities from Executive Committee Member, Regional Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Chairman. To name a few FFFAI, ACAAI, ACHAA, ASAA, EXIM Club, GCCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, JITO etc.
He is a B.Sc with Chemistry; L.L.B.; D.B.M; F.C.I.L.T. holds a special Diploma in Freight Forwarding from Austria and has undertaken a number of certificate programmes in the various domains of International Business and International Freight Forwarding. He has been recognized for his professional as well educational and community efforts by a number of organisations including The Economic Times; Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport U.K.; EXIM publications ; Daily Shipping amongst others.
He is a Partner in the well known and reputed JBS Group of Companies (Estd. 1957) who undertake all aspects of International Freight Forwarding besides Education ; Consultancy and Trading.
He lives in Ahmedabad with his wife Bharati who is a celebrated painter and they are blessed with 2 daughters Dr. Priyali married to Munjal and Dr. Maadri