FCIC 2023

Swarup Bose

Swarup Bose

Founder and CEO, Celcius

Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius, is a seasoned professional, with over 16 years of experience in Cold chain logistics. He is passionate about digitizing the cold chain in India and envisions Celcius as the nation’s biggest network of cold chain vehicles and warehouses that can cater to the smallest businesses in the remotest cities.

Swarup’s vision for Celcius took shape during the unprecedented nationwide lockdown in March 2020. The unavailability of staff and coordination errors between the shippers and transporters created chaos in transporting essential commodities across the country. Considering the sustained demand for contactless deliveries and anticipating the need for a robust and seamless cold chain to aid the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Swarup, who was already in the cold chain business and his team came together to create a paradigm shift with Celcius – The Unbroken Cold Chain.

His efforts have been recognized by several leading media and industry platforms and finds mention among Business World’s ‘BW 40 under 40’ list for 2021, ‘ET aspiring Indian’ for Innovation in Technology Logistics supply chain, and Economic Times Promising Entrepreneurs of India 2021, among others. Also, under his able leadership, within just two years of its inception, Celcius recorded an ARR of INR 50 CR and recently closed USD 7.5 MN in funding rounds.

Swarup holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application and combined with his 16+ years of experience in the logistics and supply chain sector, aims to bridge the systemic gaps and address challenges that have been plaguing the industry, through effective tech adoption to create a seamless, unbroken cold supply chain network thus carving out an ultimate niche as “The Unbroken Cold Chain” in the Cold Chain segment.

When he is not driving Celcius, Swarup enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, travelling, scuba diving, and playing basketball.