Thiyagarajan Duraisamy

(GOPIO International Excellence Award 2015 – TOTAL LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS)

The founding Director of Eastmate Logistics, ThiyagarajanDuraisamy is regarded as a successful man combined with hisdown to earth personality due to his approachable nature to all different walks of life. He is looked up highly by his staff, business associates and peers.

The 48 years old businessman born in Kangkar, Pulai Johor on the 1st of November 1967 is the 3rd child from a family of 6 siblings. He attended his primary education at SJK (T) Kangkar Pulai and completed his secondary education at SMK Dato Abdul Rahman Yassin. From the age of 7 till he completed his secondary schooling, he was helping his parents in their small dairy farm.

Upon completing his secondary school he moved to Kuantan to work in a machinery unit of a reputable sawmill. He moved in the rank and file to become a Senior Supervisor. Thiyagarajan Duraisamy married Ms Sarasou Raganathan and is blessed with 3 children.

In 1990 he resigned as a Senior Sawmill Supervisor and formed Perniagaan Samy Raj to venture into the transportation business with a lorry purchased with the support from his family members .He expanded his transportation business from the initial one lorry to five.

In the year 2007, Thiyagarajan Duraisamy expanded his business further by forming Eastmate Logistics Sdn Bhd. He then built a 75,000 sq ft warehouse building. His main business is bonded trucking, warehousing, freight forwarding (sea & air), customs clearance, project cargo handling and supply chain management.

Thiyagarajan Duraisamy has soft spot for Tamil School development and growth. He is also actively involved in temple activities.