Meet the team - Ankit Gulati

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Ankit Gulati, Assistant Manager - Chartering

Education: MBA - International Transportation And Logistic/p>

Experience: 5+ years

Hometown: Meerut, India

What do you like most about your job?
My job is very dynamic which keeps your mind active and enriches thinking ability which in turn helps to make better and faster decisions in personal life as well. The job I do gives me satisfaction, provides me work hours flexibility which helps to keep balance in life and work, and less burnout. Last but not least with the current pandemic scenario my job allows me to work remotely and deliver the same results while working at the office.

What is the one core value which you share with BainBridge Navigation?
Building a cohesive team is the value I share with the company. It is very important that your team members always remain on the same page, and align with the following values too: accountability, positive attitude, assertive and focusing on details, etc. As Values alignment helps the organization as a whole to achieve its core mission.

What is your role & responsibilities at BainBridge Navigation?
Essential Duties:

  • Maximize TCE earnings on the chartered fleet by booking cargoes on voyage
  • Negotiating and Executing charter parties with charterers/operators/brokers
  • Making charter party details available to post fixtures and operations
  • Developing and maintain chartering operating procedures
  • Make complete voyage plan and estimates
  • Networking and engaging with key stakeholders to raise profile of the business

What did you learn while working with BainBridge Navigation?
To answer this question, I can make a list of attributes that I have gained while working with BainBridge. However, to pen down a few would say I learn to be more assertive, firm in your proposal, focused on details, solution-oriented, and meeting deadlines.

Share a fun and interesting story from work?
Each day surround fun and interesting activities while working at BainBridge.

How do you spend your weekends?
Socializing, playing gali cricket, cooking a meal for family members etc.

If you can watch one movie, this weekend, what will it be?
I like thriller movies so will be watching “Spiral”.

Give one word to describe the work culture at BainBridge Navigation?
3Fs

  • Flexible (able to work remotely)
  • Founded on trust,
  • Fun (organizing monthly birthday celebrations, going on trip, destination annual parties, potluck lunch etc)

What mantra will you give to a newcomer at BainBridge Navigation?
Be assertive

  • Be firm what you say and think
  • Be pro-active
  • Believing in self
  • Subject/trade knowledge