His visionary leadership has made Conship a dependable pillar not only in the Oil and Gas Industry but other vertical markets.
The following key competencies encapsulates the leadership profile of Dr. MacDonald Vasnani:
- A visionary leader;
- A strategic leader;
- A key partnership developer;
- A global strategic alliances manager;
- A risk analysis and management expert; and
- A growth management and business development expert.
MacDonald Vasnani is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited (Conship). He is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in logistics, shipping and freight forwarding. Conship is headquartered in Ghana, West Africa and maintains presence with partners and agents in over 2000 locations world-wide.
In April 1996, MacDonald Vasnani started Conship as a local customs house agent in an office the size of a 40-foot container in Tema, Ghana. Today, it can boast of five (5) structured branches.
His motivation for starting Conship has remained the same since its inception: “Do the right thing and do it right the first time”. This mantra has been instilled in all staff over the years and it characterizes the way business should be conducted. Transparency, compliance and adherence to corporate governance has been the driving force in making Conship one of the most preferred companies in the sub region.
Friends of MacDonald Vasnani, who affectionately call him “Vas”, describe him as an upright man who is an honest and devout Christian. His leadership and team-driven strategies have earned Conship numerous freight and logistics contracts over the years and has earned Conship the stature of a leading logistic company in the Oil and Gas industry worldwide.
His foresight and leadership strategy has engineered the divestiture of Conship’s operation into different but related areas such as:
- Marine and Husbandry.
- Logistics and Project management.
- Oil and Gas Related services.
His contributions to the industry have earned him several awards including:
- Honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration specializing in Oil and Gas from the Commonwealth University in 2015.
- Upstream CEO of the Year, in 2015 and 2016.
In Ghana, Dr. MacDonald Vasnani is considered one of the foremost experts in the freight forwarding and logistics industry including Oil and Gas upstream services. For this reason, he has and continues to serve on several national consultative boards and committees.