Bharat serves on the boards of three companies of the Joshi Group as executive Director. All three companies have interests in logistics, technology and infrastructure: - ACTL (Associated Container Terminal Ltd (http://www.actlindia.com) established the first private Dry Port in the hinterland of India- in the Delhi area, over 1,000 km from the west or east coasts, and has been pioneering several Indian and international projects, such as assisting US Customs with CT-PAT roll out (among the first establishments in India, and consistently received highest ratings), and developing Proof of Concept (POC) and roll out of the marquee Logistics Data Bank (LDB) Project System, a container tracking system that covers 100% of India’s container traffic. - JKTI (Joshi Konoike Transport and Infrastructure (http://www.trac1.in) is an Indo-Japanese joint venture with the Konoike Group (Estd. 1880). JKTI annually carries over 1 million tons of cargo on private container trains, and 100,000 cars on owned automotive freight trains- to and fro every region of India under the Trac1 brand; and - J Curve Ventures Pvt Ltd (www.jcurve.in) (a) invests in new technology and businesses. (b) advises foreign companies and trade missions on India and (c) forms alliances and joint ventures to pursue opportunities and projects in India and the region.
Mr. Joshi has been appointed as member of government led bilateral business platforms, including the India Japan Business Leaders Forum, the India-Australia CEO Forum and CII’s Core Group for Singapore. He serves on the National Council of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), as Vice President of NACFS (National Association of Container Freight Stations), is a charter member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), and Delhi Chair of the INZBC (India-New Zealand Business Council). He led a Future Leaders' delegation to Japan in 2017 on invitation of the Japanese Government. He was made member of the World Cities Summit Young Leader (WCSYL) network, under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development.
Mr. Joshi has led trade delegations to Japan, NZ, etc. and has been a member of B20 (Business 20) delegations and task force during India’s G20 presidency in 2023.
Bharat writes for print and online publications (Wall Street Journal, Japan Times, Economic Times, Mint), broadcasts for AIR (All India Radio), was visiting faculty at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University; speaks on television as an expert; and authored Navigating India: a socio-economic commentary and guide for business in India- now in its second edition- also translated in Japanese by JICE (Japan International Cooperation Centre).
Bharat is alumnus of the University of Bradford and pursuing the Owner and President Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He mentors startups and emerging leaders from diverse fields. He judged the inaugural India Japan Hackathon in 2022, which was also cited by PM Modi and PM Kishida in their bilateral discussions.
A keen photographer and sportsman (golfer, marathoner and aspiring triathlete), Bharat lives in New Delhi, India, where his art has been used for fundraising for WWF and Rotary initiatives, and exhibited by ICCR (Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs). He was youngest ever President of Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown, and during his term adopted a village in Haryana, with a special emphasis on women’s empowerment and rural development.
Bharat is the recipient of multiple awards for his contributions in philanthropic, academic and business pursuits.