City of Residence : New Delhi, India

Yash, as the world calls him, completed his education from University of Delhi in 1995 and joined his family business after exploring a few options in Export industry. He successfully completed an executive course in Strategic IQ from the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA in 2014.

Skyways Group, headquartered in New Delhi, was founded in 1983 by Yash’s father S.L. Sharma as an Air Freight Forwarder. The company expanded into other spheres of logistics over the next 4 decades and is now a leading player in Air freight, Ocean freight, Fairs & Exhibition logistics, Express, First & Last mile logistics, etc.

Yash has been a strong visionary and always tried to bring new innovations to the field of logistics. He thus was able to make and launch the first web marketplace for air cargo in the world in the year 2000 –

Yash has been a key driver to take his company from a 17 member team in 1995 to 950+ personnel team spread across it’s 31 locations in India as well as it’s overseas offices in Germany, Vietnam, Bangladesh, UAE, Hong Kong and Thailand. The company has IATA, MTO, AEO, ISO 9001:2015 and numerous other important industry accreditations.

Skyways has been the No. 1 Air Freight Forwarder of India for 6 years in a row (2017-2022), as per world ACD. Skyways is also ranked No. 29 in the IATA global ranking for e-AWB showcasing the Group’s technological penetration in the logistics industry.

He is the current President of Air Cargo Forum India (ACFI) for the current term 2022-2024. ACFI is a leading nationwide platform for all stakeholders in the air cargo sector who can work collectively for addressing major industry challenges. Under his inspiring leadership, Yash aims to work in sync with the Govt. of India, MoCA, regulators and trade bodies to build a world class air cargo ecosystem in India that is at par with the best-in-class air cargo frameworks across the world. His endeavour is to reinstate the position of ACFI at local and international forums as a strong trade body that works for the growth of the air cargo fraternity and boost the economy at large.

The stellar leader has been associated with various trade forums and industry associations in his career. He was the former President of Air Cargo Club of Delhi (ACCO). In the past, he was the President of his School ex-Student association for 5 years.

He is earnestly involved in philanthropic activities and has supported various social organizations like The Earth Saviours Foundation, Bhagat Foundation (in association with IAG Cargo), Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group etc. In his free time, he loves to socialize with people, listen to Bollywood music, play cricket and go dancing.

Yash has been awarded by the industry at various forums. Some of the key ones:

  • Dynamic Logistics Personality of the Year” at the Northern India Multlmodal Logistics Awards 2023 powered by EXIM INDIA.
  • Exemplary Leadership” Award at Express, Logistics & Supply Chain Awards, 2017.
  • Entrepreneur of the year” Award at India Cargo Awards 2017.
  • Face of the Future” Award at India Cargo Awards 2015.