Dheeraj Bhatia

Senior Managing Director, Region Middle East

Hapag Lloyd

Dheeraj Bhatia is the current Senior Managing Director, Region Middle East for Hapag Lloyd Middle East based in Dubai.

Prior to this Dheeraj assumed the position of Managing Director Area ISC in June 2015 after the merger of Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV. Previously, he held various management positions at CSAV. After joining CSAV in 2003, Dheeraj held senior positions in Asia Regional Operations until 2007, when he was appointed as the Line Manager for the Asia-Europe Trades. In 2008, he was nominated as the President of the India Agency for CSAV Group and Norasia Container Lines. In 2011, he became the Senior Vice President ISC – Middle East Region. In 2013, Dheeraj moved to the United States and continued his career in New York as President Region North America, Central America and Caribbean Islands.

Dheeraj’s entrepreneurial traits have led him to initiate and execute changes in the business strategy to achieve profitability, improve customer perception and cost efficiency.

Dheeraj is a Master Mariner by profession and a trained Pilot. He has a 12-year sailing and piloting career before he came ashore in 2003. He also holds various Chairman and Directorships at various Hapag Lloyd entities.